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    Fair group really. If we play anywhere near to our best, we have the capabilities to beat all teams home and away. Easier said than done of course.
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    analysis;

    Chelsea couldn't have wished for an easier draw.

    City should really walk get through that group easily, only Bayern there are a threat.

    United and Arsenal both have potentially awkward games though, should be interesting for both of them.

    Celtic are screwed lol
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    Pleased that's over! What a painfully slow process. But overall very happy with our group. Arsenal have the worst group possible (after Celtic). Chelsea one of the easiest. And Manchester City somewhere in between although they'll be more than pleased compared to the group they had last year.
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    I'd have taken that at the start of the draw. Donetsk, despite losing Fernandinho/Willian, have got a decent side that will be difficult to play on their ground. Leverkusen, intrigued by how they've evolved since 2002, and Sociedad are a new team but equally as intriguing and dangerous. Griezmann just one player that is good alongside with Vela, who played for Arsenal.

    Arsenal, if they don't re-inforce their squad, could be in danger of not getting past the group stages. City should get through with Bayern and Celtic are out lol.
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    Our group is difficult and I'm slightly worried that overconfidence will hinder us. Shakhtar have done well in the Champions League over the last few years and despite losing some big players (Mkhitaryan, Willian, Fernandinho) they have brought in some exciting young talent from South America (Nem, Bernard, Fred, Ferreyra). Leverkusen and Sociedad are both strong teams and we will have to be at our best to get results against them.
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    Cant wait to see celtic get stuck in though their fanbase is excellent , Decent draw from the english sides , istill believe arsenal will get though somehow immediatly ithink 7 points from them but they manage to do it all the time .
    After watching that long process , i considerd what an actual really good signing felleni would be if u stick him in the CM role next to carrick , hees a huge player and can be dominant in a central role if he puts his weight around i also believe he is yet to peak and can oy get better .. ( This thought came about when PSG nearly enterd our group and my heart nearly shot out ) To be a threat i believe Manuel would increase our chances significantly , even though iwasnt convinced at allllll beforehand
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    Our group is difficult and I'm slightly worried that overconfidence will hinder us. Shakhtar have done well in the Champions League over the last few years and despite losing some big players (Mkhitaryan, Willian, Fernandinho) they have brought in some exciting young talent from South America (Nem, Bernard, Fred, Ferreyra). Leverkusen and Sociedad are both strong teams and we will have to be at our best to get results against them.
    The key thing is to have a more stable, stronger defence, similiar to what we had last year when SAF focused more on that in his selection compared to the year before when we got knocked out early on. Vidic, Ferdinand, Carrick, Evra are hopefully going to be providing bundles of experience so if we can keep them fit, and add a midfielder (?) then I think that will massively help us. It's a tough group but I'd expect us to do enough to get over.
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    The group could be a lot worse. We'll be fine.
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    It's an average group, not the worst teams but not the best teams. It'll be harder than our previous ones, but you'd still expect nothing less than first place.
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    (Original post by NathanW18)
    The group could be a lot worse. We'll be fine.
    Just like when you had Benfica and Basel?
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    (Original post by Yolo McSwaggins)
    Just like when you had Benfica and Basel?
    Mate Benfica are a Pot 1 team.

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    I think it is a difficult draw. All 3 teams are capable of beating us at their own ground. All in all I think 9 points from our 3 home games are necessary or else I start to fear.
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    we need a CM! we need a CM! we need a CM!

    Aaron Ramsey has been flying seriously under the radar, and has looked unplayable at times, he would make a great partnership with Carrick too
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    I'd say you're stronger than all the other teams, you also have enough strength in depth to handle europe and the league, so really you'll come first. Only thing I can see that's bad is you drawing a couple games, but as long as you win your home games you'll go through.
    (Original post by mrmicrosoft)
    we need a CM! we need a CM! we need a CM!

    Aaron Ramsey has been flying seriously under the radar, and has looked unplayable at times, he would make a great partnership with Carrick too
    What do you get out of this?
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    Perfect group, not to difficult to make it a very tough task, but not to easy so Moyes can get a decent impression of managing in CL, we should walk out of that group though we missed out on BVB, Juve, Napoli, PSG and Athletico Madrid and Milan.
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    Juventus' CEO has claimed Nani has signed a contract extension with us. A little strange that they are revealing it before us, but there you go.
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    (Original post by mrmicrosoft)
    we need a CM! we need a CM! we need a CM!

    Aaron Ramsey has been flying seriously under the radar, and has looked unplayable at times, he would make a great partnership with Carrick too
    Lol three good games and you want him in? No thanks.
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    Juventus' CEO has claimed Nani has signed a contract extension with us. A little strange that they are revealing it before us, but there you go.
    Link? But amazing news

    Real Sociedad absolutely smashed Lyon, Byern Lever are unbeaten in Germany and Shaktar last season beat Chelsea to a spot, so should be a good test.
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    (Original post by rohitbd)
    Link? But amazing news

    Real Sociedad absolutely smashed Lyon, Byern Lever are unbeaten in Germany and Shaktar last season beat Chelsea to a spot, so should be a good test.
    From a press conference I think, loads of italian media are reporting it

    http://www.spaziojuve.it/2013/marott...-ha-rinnovato/

    http://www.calciomercato.it/news/233...Kondogbia.html


    Marotta (Juventus CEO): “Nani to Juventus? Rubbish. Nani extended his contract with #MUFC & we never negotiated for him."
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    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BS2xGuRCUAA59Ou.jpg

    The dates of our games. Glad the home tie against Shakhtar is the one in December. I don't think even a cold Tuesday night at the Britannia could rival Ukraine in December.
 
 
 
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