2010-2011 Champions League Draw: Man Utd Brace For "Battle of Britain"

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2010-2011 Champions League Draw: Man Utd Brace For
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Manchester United was handed a fairly straight-forward group in yesterday's Champions League draw-- the Red Devils were drawn in Group C against Valencia (Spain), Rangers (Scotland), and Bursaspor (Turkey).

The Red Devils are most likely clear favourites in their group over a Valencia squad still coping from the losses of the two Davids [Silva and Villa], a Rangers club coping with massive debts, and a generally continental-untested Bursaspor side. Sir Alex Ferguson is surely happy with the draw from the competitive and emotional perspectives-- Group C is much easier on paper than the Real Madrid-AC Milan group (Group G) and the Inter-Werder-Tottenham group (Group A); and Ferguson will have a chance to manage against the club he played for in the 1960s.

Group C is by no means a walk-over group for Manchester United, but they should advance barring any disasters. Rangers will fancy their chances against a methodical Red Devils side over quicker sides; Valencia are hard to beat at the Mestalla; and long away trips [to Turkey] are aways though, but United has the quality to advance. 

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