MN: Musah to get a well-earned rest after nine consecutive starts

By Oliver Fisher -

Yunus Musah has been one of the most impressive summer signings thus far and he has been used a lot in recent weeks, with Stefano Pioli keen to give him some rest today.

MilanNews write how Musah has established himself as a starter in the three-man midfield thanks to excellent performances, especially in the period in which both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Rade Krunic were missing, leaving the department very thin numerically.

Today, in Lecce, the American is expected to start from the bench so that he can recover his breath a bit. While it is true that Musah is only 20 years old and is certainly at full strength, it is also true that for a month now he has been playing virtually all the time.

From the game on 4 October against Borussia Dortmund he has always been in the line-up from minute one, with starts against Genoa, Germany, Ghana (both with the USA), Juventus, PSG, Napoli, Udinese and PSG to his name.

That is a total of nine games from the first minute, and if you consider that in the upcoming international break he will be used by Gregg Berhalter, Pioli’s choice to preserve him today appears wise.

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  1. I like that RLC and Musah get a rest, excited to see if Chuck can deliver something. I would have liked to see Jovic start up top and Okafor replace Leao, cause it feels typical that they will be invisible after a game like Tuesdays. I hope I’m wrong, but if they have their hangover from the victory, they’d be more dangerous from the 46th minute, if the game needs them at that point.

    Why Adli doesn’t start over Krunic, is a mystery. He didn’t play against PSG and Krunic came on and was invisible.

    Are we relying on Theo and Krunic to distribute the ball to the wings? I’m wondering what attacking movements Pioli is pushing for…

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