AC Milan vs Man Utd: Europa League preview and predictions

A late, late Simon Kjaer header earned Milan a deserved 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last Thursday, taking the shine off Amad Diallo’s first ever senior goal for United earlier in the game.

That result means Milan are defending a valuable away goal in the return leg of this round-of-16 tie, and United will be heading out unless they find the net at least once at San Siro.

Date, time and venue

AC Milan vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at San Siro in Milan, Italy.

How to watch AC Milan vs Man Utd

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT website or BT app.

AC Milan vs Man Utd team news

Paul Pogba, Donny Van De Beek and David De Gea are in contention to return for United, but Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial will be absent. Pogba, who has not featured since February 6 due to a thigh complaint, is in the travelling squad along with Van De Beek, while De Gea is back from paternity leave.

Cavani was named in the initial 21-man group, but Solskjaer has since confirmed he will not travel after having a negative reaction in training on Wednesday. Martial is out through injury, while Eric Bailly, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are also absent. Shola Shoretire has stayed at home in order to play for the under-23s.

Man Utd squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Telles, Tuanzebe, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Diallo, Fernandes, Fred, James, Matic, McTominay, Pogba, Van De Beek, Greenwood, Rashford

As for Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is available – but Rossoneri boss Stefano Pioli says the 39-year-old will not last 90 minutes so is more likely to start on the bench, especially if extra time is a prospect.

Theo Hernandez and Hakan Calhanoglu could feature having missed the first leg, while Alessandro Romagnoli, Ante Rebic, Davide Calabria and Rafael Leao will be assessed on the morning of the game.

AC Milan vs Man Utd predicted lineups

AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Kessie, Meite; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Krunic; Rebic

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, James; Rashford

AC Milan vs Man Utd prediction

A weakened Milan left Old Trafford with a draw and an away goal last time out, and will feel they should have scored more given the amount of chances they had. However, the second leg will be a different affair and with Solskjaer having to go for it in Milan, you’d expect a strengthened United side to progress… just about.

AC Milan vs Man Utd head to head (h2h) results

Last meeting: Man Utd 1-1 Milan (11/03/2021)

AC Milan vs Man Utd odds and betting tips

United to win 2-1 on the night: Between 9/1 and 10/1

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