AC Milan will be hoping for another magical European night tonight at Old Trafford rather than expecting one, given the injury crisis.
The Rossoneri will take to the field against Manchester United for the 11th time in their history this evening in the north of England, and it is one of the historic fixtures that has transformed Milan from a simple football club into a legend of world sport.
As il Corriere della Sera writes (via MilanNews), Stefano Pioli’s side will try again to be stronger than bad luck just as they were against Hellas Verona on Sunday. Playing United is always complicated, but doing it with more than half a team out further increases the coefficient of difficulty.
There will be no Ibrahimovic, Manduzkic, Calhanoglu, Hernandez, Rebic and Bennacer, and with Romagnoli on the bench after a blow to the foot, it will be the turn of ‘Milan B’ again. Half the team – five starters out of eleven – will be made up of players who were born in 1999.
It is another test that the Rossoneri will try to overcome with personality and the usual determination. The favourites remain United, but as the paper stresses this team has surprised us before.