Manchester United hosts AC Milan at Old Trafford today. Both the Red Devils need to qualify for the next round to finish the title drought in recent years. This will be the 11th meeting between Manchester United and AC Milan in European competitions. Rossoneri eliminated the Premier League Giants in their four out of five meetings in Champions League.
Both the clubs need a victory in the upcoming match to get a shot at winning the Europa League. The Manchester side in Round of 16 will be a dangerous threat to Milan for their title dreams. So, there is no limit to the excitement in this upcoming match.
Manchester United vs AC Milan Preview:
Milan and Manchester United both are going through an injury crisis. Milan’s injury leads to a dramatic situation for them. But their defence looks good with Kjaer, Tomori, Dalot, and Calabria.
Diogo Dalot who was loaned from United for Rossoneri will play a vital role in the visitor’s left flank pressing and attack. Rafael Leao, the Portuguese starlet can play as a good finisher with his speed and technic. He will threaten Manchester’s defence with Krunic who scored on Sunday match against Hellas Verona.
On the English club’ side, Bruno’s presence and their defensive form hold good for Red Devils. Greenwood, Martial and James upfront can make Milan’s defence in agony by their counter attacks. Bruno can make some gap passes by taking advantage of Milan’s leaky defence to forwards. With his passes, they can explore Rossoneri’s defence with more confidence.
Their recent form and tactical viewpoint make Manchester United stronger compared to Milan. Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof and Wan-Bissaka in good form in the back will make Il Diavolo’s attempt to score goals a failure.Red Devils defeated City in the Premier League by 2-0.
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Manchester United vs AC Milan Team News:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Rashford and Pogba in doubt for the match. Both the players are vital for United’s squad. And De Gea is on personal leave. Cavani is also injured which is a bad blow for the Premier League Giants. However, their current form and Fernandes’ brilliance makes them the favourites to go through.
On the other hand, Milan have Zlatan, Theo, Rebic, and Hakan Calhanoglu on their injury list. The absence of these players will make Rossoneri weak. Dalot will replace Theo in the left-back position.
Manchester United will continue their 4-2-3-1 formation with Martial in the centre forward position.
AC Milan also will go with their preferred 4-2-3-1 formation spearheaded by Rafael Leao.
Prediction: (Milan vs Manchester)
We are predicting a close win for Manchester United. However, Leao with his speed and technique, Krunic’s excellent ball passing capability with Castillejo and Saelemaekers on the wings can make Milan a threat.
Manchester United 2-1 AC Milan.