Rival fans take the p*ss out of Schmeichel's smug Champions League draw tweet 6 years ago

Rival fans take the p*ss out of Schmeichel's smug Champions League draw tweet

Let this be a lesson - never count your chickens. And definitely not on Twitter.

Back in August, Manchester United's Champions League draw was seen as something of a cake walk by many. The reds were joined by Wolfsburg, PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moscow in Group B.

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Easy peasy.

Former keeper Peter Schmeichel was so confident following the draw, that he decided to tweet a product placement-tastic image of himself enjoy a bottle Carlsberg with the message:

'Probably the best draw for @ManUtd is celebrated with a nice cold @carlsberg    Cheers guys.'

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Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Fast-forward a few months and United have been unceremoniously dumped out of the competition, finishing a lowly third in the group behind Wolfsburg and PSV.

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And of course, many on Twitter were only too ready to ram Schmeichel's words down his throat. And really, who could blame them...

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