Champions League

Former Arsenal star terms Champions League draw "an absolute disgrace"

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Kevin Campbell calls UCL draw an absolute disgrace
Kevin Campbell calls UCL draw an absolute disgrace / Harold Cunningham/GettyImages

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has called the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 draw held in Nyon, Switzerland, "an absolute disgrace".

Manchester United were initially drawn with Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 draw held on Monday. However, it was later decided that the draw will be "void" following a "technical problem."

After a re-draw, Manchester United will now face Atletico Madrid with Real Madrid taking on PSG.

As reported by Football Insider, speaking about the draw, Campbell said, "I think Man United will be happier with the second draw.

“PSG would have been a prize tie given [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi. 

“I think Man United will fancy their chances more against Atletico Madrid though. Atletico aren’t the side they were last season, that is for sure. 

“The draw was an absolute farce though. It was an absolute disgrace. 

“There is only so many teams you can choose. How can you get that wrong? 

“Some clubs will always come out better or worse of the second draw. In my eyes, it is not right.” 

The Red Devils will play their first round-of-16 leg away from home at the Wanda Metropolitano followed by the second leg at Old Trafford.

You can find all the details of date and time of all UEFA Champions League last-16 fixtures HERE.