AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has a few selection dilemmas to resolve ahead of Thursday night’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
According to what is being reported by MilanLive, Pioli will continue with his now well-established 4-2-3-1 formation and will field what is basically the best starting XI he can given the fact that Ibrahimovic, Calhanoglu, Mandzukic and Bennacer will all miss out through injury.
Gianluigi Donnarumma will be protected by a back four of Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer and Theo Hernandez with the only doubt being whether Alessio Romagnoli or Fikayo Tomori occupies the left centre-back spot, with the former more likely at the moment.
In midfield it seems as though Franck Kessie and Sandro Tonali have safe spots as the former Brescia man remained on the bench in Verona most likely so at Old Trafford he could return to play from the first minute. Soualiho Meite will move back to the bench.
Alexis Saelemaekers, Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic should act in the offensive trident as Pioli hopes that the Croatian can recover from hip problems and be used as a starter. Otherwise, the coach will likely use Castillejo.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli (Tomori), Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Rebic (Castillejo); Rafael Leao.