It was the one team most Manchester United fans would have wanted to avoid in the Champions League draw - but low and behold they of course got drawn against Bayern Munich in the quarter finals.
The German side have been running around Europe over the past two seasons or so putting everyone to the sword - the way in which they humiliated the previous Europe’s best Barcelona was quite frankly frightening.
The man who built that Barca dynasty is now at the helm - and under Pep Guardiola they appear to have only strengthened their hold in domestic, continental and global football.
But while there is plenty of doom and gloom surrounding the draw - is that perhaps a little unfair.
Not for one minute is this me saying I think United will beat Bayern Munich, of course they can, anybody can - but I do not think they will.
But surely this is exactly the type of game that David Moyes and his coaching staff brought in from Everton have been waiting for.
The first-leg will be under the floodlights at Old Trafford - two familiar foes going at it, it should be a source of great excitement and not dread - despite the force that is Bayern Munich.
At least one of the United coaches agrees with me and sees it that way - excited to take on the best, rather than viewing it as a death sentence.
Phil Neville followed Moyes back to Old Trafford, where he spent 15 years as a youth and first-team player, after announcing his retirement from football at the end of last season - and is now the first-team coach at the club.
And he Tweeted this upon hearing of the club’s draw in the quarter-finals…
Now if the players feel that way, and can turn it into something positive, who knows?
Maybe United can prove us, including myself, wrong.