Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Manchester United and Milan take on each other at Old Trafford in the Europa League last 16, first leg. The Red Devils are brimming with confidence following a 2-0 win over Man City, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s clash. Man Utd faced no difficulties in the double-header against Real Sociedad, and given Milan’s anything but good displays in the two-legged tie with Crvena Zvezda, home win should be considered.
Pogba and Mata remain sidelined with injuries, while Rashford should be fit to face the Rossoneri despite picking up a knock in the Manchester derby. Stefano Pioli’s troops are fully focused on the national championship as they are eager to put an end to Juve’s dominance in the Serie A, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Red Devils. All Rebic, Calhanoglu, Ibrahimovic, Bennacer, and Mandzukic have been struggling with injuries of late.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Milan):
AC Milan are regarded as one of the biggest club in Italy. The Rossoneri compete in the Italian Serie A and they have won 18 domestic trophies. Speaking of the club’s European success, Milan have clinched seven Champions League (European Cup) trophies.
Milan were on the verge of beating Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final, but the Premier League outfit came from three goals behind and eventually won the prestigious trophy on penalties. The Rossoneri play their home games at Stadio San Siro (80,018), the stadium that was opened in 1926. It is well known that Milan’s bitterest rivals are Inter and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Madonnina.
Milan were founded in 1899 by a lace-maker from England named Herbert Kilpin and a businessman Alfred Edwards. Milan’s home kits are red and black and that is why the team’s nickname is Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks).
The likes of Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Roberto Donadoni, Dejan Savicevic, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Andrea Pirlo are the most famous footballers who have represented the San Siro outfit.