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Match Preview: Manchester United vs AC Milan H2H, Form, Players To Watch and Prediction

What a big game but what a strange moment.

AC Milan v Udinese Calcio - Serie A Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

AC Milan travel to England to face Manchester United in the round of 16 first leg in the UEFA Europa League. Most Milanisti will be sweating as we have no attack with injuries decimating the squad over the past month. Milan will need to rely on their defensive resilience and a bit of magic to come away with a positive result from this tie.

Form

United: W, D, D, D, W

Milan: L, D, W, D, W

UEL Form

United 0 - 0 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad 0 - 4 United

H2H

United 4 - 0 Milan (2010)

Milan 2 - 3 United (2010)

Milan 3 - 0 United (2007)

United 3 - 2 Milan (2007)

Milan 1 - 0 United (2005)

Players to Watch

Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes is United’s top scorer and has been terrorising the Premier League with his penalties. This would be one very likely way that a deadlock will be broken tonight given the propensity for silly mistakes in the box by Milan’s centre backs this season. He is also the creative mind in the squad with a number of players missing hence keeping him in check could go a long way in surviving tonight.

Franck Kessie

Kessie needs his leadership to show once again tonight as he is one of the few commanding presences on the pitch for the Rossoneri. He will need to provide sufficient cover for the defence from Fernandes and Matic but will also need to contribute in attack as he has done in recent games.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

He will decide the game for Milan tonight. We need a 10/10 performance from Donnarumma to stay in this game and hopefully come away with something that helps us mount a real challenge in the second leg. United will hammer us from the wings and throw a lot at the defence but as long as Gigio stands firm, we can steal a win here tonight.

Prediction: United 2 - 1 Milan