7 time European champions AC Milan welcome 3 time Champions Manchester Untied to the San Siro today in one of the most anticipated matches in the knockout stages of the Uefa Champions League.
If history is anything to go by then, the Italians should make light work of United. However, Milan should not make the mistake of underestimating United. Milan last won this prestigious tournament in 2007 and just a year later, United were crowned champions. United are in excellent form and are currently in position 2 in the EPL.
Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson is definitely not taking any chances. In fact the Scottsmans made the trip to Milan to watch the rossoneri’s 3-2 victory over Udinese on Friday to prepare his troops for tonight’s showdown. One thing i am sure of is that Ferguson will caution his weak defense to keep an eye on play maker Ronaldinho.
The Brazilian star had a fantastic game for Milan supplying all of their 3 goals topping it up with of course his witty tricks and flicks. Just to give you an impression of how big this game is, both these teams have won 4 of the tournaments last 10 editions. Another amazing statistic is that Milan have never failed to progress whenever they have faced English opposition.
Leonardo is expected to start David Beckham and Dutchman Huntelaar. My prediction for this game is a 2-1 win in favour of Milan.
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