MN: Probable Milan XI to face Man Utd – big chance for Chelsea and Real Madrid loanees

By Oliver Fisher -

Several loanees are set to get chances tomorrow night in the first leg of Milan’s last 16 Europa League first leg against Manchester United.

Pioli has named just a 19-man squad for the first leg of the tie against the Red Devils as an injury crisis has gripped the team again. Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Mandzukic not available for the game.

According to the latest from MilanNews, Gianluigi Donnarumma will be protected by a back four of Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Diogo Dalot. Alessio Romagnoli has travelled with the team, but is in doubt as he good his foot stood on in training.

The midfield pairing will be Franck Kessie and Soualiho Meite, as even though Sandro Tonali remained on the bench in Verona, it appears he will not be risked. Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Rade Krunic should act in the attacking trident behind centre-forward Rafael Leao.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Dalot; Meite, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Krunic; Leao.

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