The world is not ending. The skies are not falling. It is not Armageddon. But try telling that to football fans in Manchester.
Worse still, in the eyes of many, is that they both finished third in their groups, subsequently qualifying for the knockout phase of the Europa League.
The jibes of the Mancunian duo both playing on Thursday nights on channel Five have already begun in earnest.
But the mark of true greatness is recovering from your setbacks and knowing how to turn a negative into a positive.
The temptation may be to simply wave the white flag and all but throw their last 32 ties, but it is after all a trophy that is there to be won.
With that in mind, here are some reasons why both teams should go out to win Europe's secondary competition this season.