There are just over 24 hours left until AC Milan open their 2023-24 season with a trip to face Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
According to what is being reported by MilanNews, Stefano Pioli will field an attacking trio formed of Christian Pulisic on the right wing, Rafael Leao on the opposite flank and Olivier Giroud as the centre-forward.
The three in midfield will be Rade Krunic operating at the base with Ruben Loftus-Cheek to his right and Tijjani Reijnders to his left.
Mike Maignan will be between the posts with Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori the centre-backs and Theo Hernandez as the left-back.
The only doubt was right-back, given Davide Calabria had a period out between July and August due to a muscle problem. Initially, it was thought that Pierre Kalulu could take the field, but the captain is on pole for a starting spot.
Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.
Bench: Sportiello, Mirante, Florenzi, Calabria, Kjaer, Simic, Adli, Pobega, Zeroli, Chukwueze, Okafor, Luka Romero, Saelemaekers, Colombo, Chaka Traore.