The Red Devils will welcome one of the top giants in world football to Old Trafford as both teams will be working hard to make a strong statement ahead of the return leg of the tie. Both teams will be heading into the tie knowing fully well that a very strong first-leg performance coupled with a good result would be very helpful in getting them a straight ticked to the last-8 of round of the UEFA Europa League.
This fixture would usually be a crunch Champions League encounter but given the circumstances and the fact that both clubs have not been able to replicate the identity that saw them become household names in Europe’s most elite club football competition, they are now locking horns in the Europa League.
Both teams are going into this tie with their respective 2-0 wins in their last league games but while Milan won against Hellas Verona, a presumably easy fixture, United had to battle it against Europe’s most lethal team at the moment and current Premier League leaders Manchester City. United came out on top in the fixture which was played at the Etihad, City’s home ground, and are considered to be the side with more confidence than their Italian rivals.
The game will be played on Thursday, the 12th of March, 2021, at 17:55 (UK time). The venue for the first-leg of the encounter is Old Trafford, Manchester, England, and it can be streamed live on BT Sports in the UK.
Olé will be looking to field his best players for this tie as he will be looking to secure a first-leg home advantage against an equally-confident AC Milan side.
Predicted Manchester United XI:
Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Shaw, Fernandes, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Martial, James