Rade Krunic has played every single game from start to finish this season, registering a total of 450 minutes on the pitch. In desperate need of rest, Stefano Pioli has tested Tijjani Reijnders in the No.6 role.
Due to Ismael Bennacer’s injury, Milan only have Yacine Adli as the alternative to Krunic in the deep-lying midfield role. The Frenchman barely got the chance last season and the story might be the same for this one.
According to Daniele Longo, Pioli has tested Reijnders in the No.6 role in training. The idea was floated with the Dutchman upon his arrival at the club and it’s no surprise that the manager is considering it, therefore.
Milan will face Hellas Verona on Saturday afternoon and it remains to be seen which player will start in the centre of the midfield. For days after that, the Rossoneri will face Cagliari and it’s clear that Krunic needs to skip one of those games.