At the draw at the Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, the draw also pitted Premier League title challengers Liverpool against Portuguese club Porto, and Italian champions Juventus against Dutch side Ajax.
Liverpool will believe they have one foot in the next round after being paired with FC Porto, but with the draw also mapping out the route to the final with potential semifinals too, how will the quarterfinals play out? We're on a very, very good run in the Bundesliga, and I hope we can go on like that'.
The latter tie is a repeat of the 1996 final, which the Italian club won on penalties against an Ajax team who had won the trophy the previous year. The two teams meet again in the league just days after the second leg, on April 20. The victor of Tottenham and City takes on the victor of Juventus and Ajax.
"For sure, it will come, step by step, that is why I was so happy for the game at Bayern".
Liverpool's last Champions League title came in 2005.
"We have to start looking at ourselves like how other teams see us". This tie looks like Liverpool all the way.
Expectations are high that Guardiola, who twice guided Barcelona to Europe's top prize, will lead the Premier League champions into the final four for the first time since taking charge in 2016. Mauricio Pochettino's team are a threat on their own, but playing in their spectacular new ground could give them an extra edge.
But Rio Ferdinand, the former United and England defender, claimed this week that Guardiola's reign "will be defined by whether City win the Champions League or not" and said it would be "frowned upon" if he fails to - a judgement the Catalan said he would have no choice but to accept.
"It [leaving] will cross his mind without a shadow of a doubt because he's done what he's set out to do went there".
Solskjaer's 93rd-minute goal at Camp Nou in 1999 won the Champions League final for United, securing a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich. But for United to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2011, they will have to pull off one of the biggest results in their European history.