Champions League draw to be redrawn after UEFA's Man United error

UEFA suffered embarrassment on Monday when the Champions League round-of-16 draw descended into farce after it was declared void due to an error after Manchester United were drawn against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Champions League round-of-16 draw had to be repeated after the initial draw was rendered invalid due to a clerical error.

UEFA confirmed that a "clerical error" occurred where Manchester United were mistakenly omitted as potential opponents for Atletico Madrid.

During Monday's initial draw, United were eventually paired with PSG, having earlier been placed as opponents for Villarreal, who they could not meet having been in the same group as Unai Emery's side.

"Following a technical problem with the software of an external service provider that instructs the officials as to which teams are eligible to play each other, a material error occurred in the draw for the UEFA Champions League round of 16. As a result of this, the draw has been declared void and will be entirely redone at 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. ET/ 2 p.m. GMT)," a UEFA spokesperson said.

Atletico were the next team drawn and, while United should have been one of their potential opponents, they were omitted as a computer glitch appeared to indicate they had already been drawn when they had not.

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