CorSera: Maignan confidently stepping up to the plate – Milan have forgotten Donnarumma

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan took somewhat of a gamble when they decided to let Gianluigi Donnarumma leave on a free, but it already appears to be paying dividends.

Donnarumma decided not to renew his contract with Milan to go on a free transfer to PSG, and many feared that the Rossoneri might struggle after his departure given that he is world class in his position, but as il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes, Mike Maignan has been fantastic so far.

The French goalkeeper was one of the best on the pitch against Liverpool after saving the penalty from Salah in the first half, also making two or three other interventions that kept the Rossoneri in the game until the end. Without Maignan, Milan certainly risked a heavier passive defeat instead the Rossoneri came out with their heads held high.

He has a fantastic mentor at the club in Nelson Dida who can teach him about what is needed on the biggest stage, but the early signs are certainly good from the 25-year-old.

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  1. He is quite good between the bars,very good signing fo AC milan.I might be wrong ,but I think he would be much more usefull if he would play balls faster.In my opinion he is staying way too long on ball(sometimes to play a bit of theatre as well)especialy after corner/free kick.Those balls have to be played imediately,same moment to try to play konter attack.On line ,he is good,feet good,velocity good.Could be very strong part of the team.Dida ‘s gonna make it be.Forza Milan!

    1. It’s a great signing, but I think Tomori takes the cake as “best signing” of the window. Watching Tomori play against Liverpool reminded me of Alessandro Nesta, who was always anticipatory. Tomori is a stopper type CB, and we haven’t had a good one in a long time. The fact that we paid 29mm for him when similar quality CBs were going for 50mm this summer makes him an absolute steal.

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