By Ben Hibbs
United have been drawn against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals, with the advantage that the Reds are at home for the second leg of the all-English tie.
It’s also a repeat, of course, of 2008’s Moscow final in which United triumphed on penalties against the Blues at the city’s Luznhiki Stadium. The Reds head to Stamford Bridge for the first leg on Wednesday 6 April and the second leg at OT on Tuesday 12 April.
The full quarter-final draw is as follows:
Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea v Manchester United
Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan v Schalke
The draw for the semi-finals was also made on Friday, meaning if United beat Chelsea then a tie against either Inter Milan or Schalke awaits Sir Alex’s men, again with the second tie being played at Old Trafford.
The semi-final draw is as follows:
Inter or Schalke v Chelsea or United
Real Madrid or Tottenham Hotspur v Barcelona or Shakhtar Donetsk
If United make it to the semi-finals then the first leg against Inter or Schalke will be away on Tuesday 26 April, with the return tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday 4 May. The final will, of course, be played at Wembley on 28 May.