Mission impossible? Well, the bookies seem to think so as Manchester United have been given odds as long as 6/1 to dump the current Champions League holders out of the competition in the quarter finals.
The odds, to some, may even look a little generous given the positions of the two clubs. However, as we take a deeper look at other open markets, it's crazy to see what other situations have been given shorter odds, i.e. more likely to happen in the bookies eyes.
In truth, both Chelsea and Arsenal have been given shorter odds to sign Van Persie than Manchester United have to knockout Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Given the rumours, it's not that surprising that Arsenal have been given such short odds, however, would you say this is more likely to happen than a Champions League upset?
According to BetVictor, David Moyes has more chance of reaching the 2016/2017 season than he has of reaching the Champions League semi-finals this time round. A potentially eye-watering prediction for some United fans, namely those sending planes to see him ousted as manager.
It's not all bad news for Manchester United fans. The bookies have given very short odds in being the destination of Cristiano Ronaldo's next transfer. United have been placed ahead of another former club in Sporting Lisbon, who've still been given shorter odds than in signing Ronaldo than United have for the Champions League clash.
4) Arsenal to remain without silverware for another season - 8/5 (BetVictor)
A shuddering thought for the long suffering Gunners, however, it is another scenario that, in the bookies eyes, is more likely to happen than United seeing the next stage of the Champions League. A staggering thought when you consider Arsenal's toughest challenge between themselves and the FA Cup is 14th placed Hull City.
Perhaps the most striking scenario is the fact that the bookies deem United losing their most talented prospect in the summer more likely than them seeing the semi-finals of the Champions League. It is a situation that would simply not be entertained by anyone at the club, especially as Moyes looks to a big summer rebuild. Nevertheless, are the bookies right, is this really more likely than their qualification?