Manchester United will restart their Champions League campaign with a trip to the Stade Velodrome to face Marseille in the first-leg of the last-16 round encounter.
The English side is the definite favorite, but they face a tough task against a Marseille side who have shed their early-season troubles and have emerged as a highly confident, solid team since the turn of the year. Much credit to that should go to their manager, Didier Deschamps, who found the right balance to accommodate their summer signings - Loic Remy and Andre-Pierre Gignac - up front.
However, Marseille's strength lies in their three-man midfield consisting of Mathieu Valbuena, Benoit Cheyrou and Lucho Gonzalez. Valbuena has been particularly impressive since his move in the summer of 2009 and has caught the eye of big clubs across Europe. His creativity and attacking flair is well complimented by the solid and physical Gonzalez.