AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is not expected to field any of the new signings from the start for tomorrow’s game against Udinese, it is claimed.
As this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals, Stefano Pioli is expected to field a ‘first choice’ defence with Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez ahead of number one goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Sandro Tonali is recovering from a groin injury and will miss the game so Rade Krunic is expected to get the nod over Tommaso Pobega to start in the double pivot alongside Ismael Bennacer.
Junior Messias should retain his spot on the right flank after a promising preseason, with Brahim Diaz tipped to start over Charles De Ketelaere and Yacine Adli in the No.10 role and Rafael Leao on the left.
Olivier Giroud has been training individually this week and that is why Ante Rebic is more likely to start over the Frenchman as per the paper, with Divock Origi set to be on the bench.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Theo; Bennacer, Krunic; Messias, Díaz, Leao; Rebic.
Probable Udinese XI (3-5-2): Silvestri; Becao, Perez, Nuytinck; Soppy, Pereyra, Walace, Makengo, Udogie; Deulofeu, Success.