Manchester United will host AC Milan this Thursday at Old Trafford in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League (6:55 p.m. on RMC Story and RMC Sport 1). Anthony Martial holds for this shock.
It’s a shock that looks like the Champions League. With on one side the second in the Premier League and on the other the second in Serie A. Two formations accustomed to rubbing shoulders with European summits and sufficiently armed this year to win the title next May. In good form, Manchester United welcomes AC Milan in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League on Thursday (6:55 p.m. on RMC Story and RMC Sport 1).
The Italians move to Old Trafford without their Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring machine, injured. Théo Hernandez, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic, Mario Mandzukic and Ismaël Bennacer are also absent.
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Martial and Leão holders
On the Mancunian side, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is deprived of David De Gea, Juan Mata, Donny Van De Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani but also Marcus Rashford. Author of 18 goals this season in all competitions, the English striker is hit in an ankle. To make the difference at home, the Red Devils will count on Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and especially Bruno Fernandes, the conductor of this team, able to make the difference at any time. In the absence of De Gea, now a father, Dean Henderson will take his place in the goal.
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Stefano Pioli, he decided to start in the middle the former Auxerre and Monegasque, Soualiho Meïté, arrived this winter from Torino. Rafael Leão will host the attack with Brahim Diaz and Alexis Saelemaekers by his side.
The composition of Manchester United: Henderson – Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Telles – Matic, McTominay – Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James – Martial
The composition of AC Milan: Donnarumma – Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Dalot – Krunic, Meïté, Kessié – Saelemaekers, Leão, Diaz