Manchester United vs AC Milan: Things to look out for
Manchester United v AC Milan - 2019 International Champions Cup
CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 03: Jesse Lingard of Manchester United scores his side's second goal during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Principality Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Manchester United face a mouth watering tie against Italian giants AC Milan in the first leg of the round of 16. In the round of 32, United overcame Real Sociedad over two legs winning by ease, a 4-0 aggregate score line opening the gates to progression. In the first leg away to Sociedad, United dominated, Bruno Fernandes twice on the scoresheet, with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James netting a goal apiece.  

Their last competitive league game against Milan at Old Trafford was a 4-0 win on home turf on the 10th of March 2010 in the UEFA Champions League. A brace from Wayne Rooney and a single goal each for Park Ji Sung and Darren Fletcher made sure of the win. Previous to this game United played away at Milan on the 16th of February in the first leg of the round of 16, also winning 2-3 in the same competition. 

Below is all you need to know ahead of the UEFA Europa League contest at Old Trafford.

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  • What team is Solskjaer likely to name?

After Rashford limped off against Manchester City on Sunday he remains a doubt. David De Gea wont be available further to the birth of his child, he remains in Spain, so Dean Henderson is to continue in goal after his clean sheet against his rivals, also keeping two clean sheets against Sociedad both home and away. Donny Van De Beek, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are expected to miss out and are to remain absent.

Luke Shaw starred against Man City but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the left back only played after a late fitness check, so it would be no surprise to see Alex Telles given the opportunity in his place. James is likely to switch to the left with Mason Greenwood  coming in on the right. 

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  • Head-to-Head

23 Feb 2005, Manchester United v AC Milan, (L) 0-1, UEFA Champions League.

24 Apr 2007, Manchester United v AC Milan, (W) 3-2, UEFA Champions League. 

10 Mar 2010, Manchester United v AC Milan, (W) 4-0, UEFA Champions League.

  • Possible Starting XI?

Henderson: Wan Bisakka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, James, Cavani

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