Man United-AC Milan: Time For The Impossible

17

MANCHESTER UNITED are hosting AC MILAN on Wednesday night, when the clock strikes 7.45 in England, in the Old Trafford Stadium, where Milan will try to do the impossible.

When all the eyes of the fans will be at David Beckham, who returns to OT after seven years, Man United will try to secure a place in the next stage of the CL and they will do as long as they don’t concede more than two goals.

From the other side, Milan are coming, with almost no chances, or support by the press, to eliminate the England side. The Rossoneri had a wasteful first leg with The Red Devils. They will try to overturn the defeat in the first meet.

Pato & Seedorf In United Alertness
Rooney A Doubt For Milan

In the first match between the two, it ended 2-3 to Manchester United away, makes it 2-6 in the total calculation. Ronaldinho opened the scoring. Paul Scholes equaled, while Wayne Rooney struck two into the net and Clarence Seedorf reduced.

Things are ticking like a Swiss watch for Manchester United since beating Milan at San Siro that day. They have reached the first place in the English Premier League and defeated some sort of teams.

Already when the draw took place, Man United were the favourite to pass this stage, and leave the Rossoneri with Scudetto hopes only and knock them out of Champions League.

LAST FIVE: MANCHESTER UNITED F.C.

March 6 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) – WON 1-0 (Premier League)

February 28 v Aston Villa (N) – WON 2-1 (Carling Cup)

February 23 v West Ham (H) – WON 3-0 (Premier League)

February 20 v Everton (A) – LOST 3-1 (Premier League)

February 16 v Milan (A) – WON 3-2 (Champions League)

However, the 2-3 comeback against il Diavolo was a huge shock for everyone, even the Uniteds themselves. Since defeating Milan, The Red Devils knocked out West Ham, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

They are in terrific form, but Milan had this moment too before their home-game with United. At Champions League, the thing you lease expect always happens, and so the will be careful.

Sir Alex Ferguson side will not play to win the game all along it, but certainly will be determined to hold the ball more than the visitors from Milano do. United’s attack will try to find the moment to surprise Milan.

Manchester’s attack, led by Wayne Rooney, has been doing really well this season, but the defense of Milan is meant to stop them. ‘Roo scored two headers in the first leg, and will try to do it again at OT.

The defense will really make-or-break this United-Milan encounter and the teams must be 100% focused. Especially United, who remember the unstopping attacks of Inter at Old Trafford back then in 2009.

NEWS: Rooney has trained today despite injury-concerns and is fit for Milan. Michael Owen, Anderson, Ryan Giggs, John O’Shea, Wes Brown and Jonny Evans are out due to injured. Sir Alex is likely to line-up 4-4-2.

It is really “Mission: Impossible 5” now. The Rossoneri were down to 1-3 at home, but late substitute Clarence Seedorf, scored a late goal, which gave Milan the hope and has not written them off the competition.

Like Manchester, things are going on well for AC Milan. Having though did not take the first place in Serie A – the Rossoneri won games too since the sweetbitter match against the English side.

LAST FIVE: AC MILAN

March 6 v Roma (A) – DREW 0-0 (Serie A)

February 28 v Atalanta (H) – WON 3-1 (Serie A)

February 24 v Fiorentina (A) – WON 2-1 (Serie A)

February 21 v Bari (A) – WON 2-0 (Serie A)

February 16 v Manchester United (H) – LOST 3-2 (Champions League)

The main problem of Milan is still, in the attack. Without Alexandre Pato, il Diavolo went to Stadio Olimpico to play Roma, and despite there were many chances to Milan, and Marco Borriello in particular, they missed it all.

The return of Pato to the first line-up is surely important, as Mancini, David Beckham and Ignazio Abate cannot fill in for the talented Brazilian youngster on the right wing of the attack.

Life wouldn’t be easy for Milan. Aside from the disadvantage and the fact that they must keep their sheet clean, the Old Trafford is a very difficult stadium to play at for visitors, especially in CL encounters.

There is no even one non-believer fan of the Rossoneri and everyone are just convinced Milan can do the impossible, and like Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, save the day and take part in the next stage.

All the eyes will be on three players: Wayne Rooney, Ronaldinho and of course – David Beckham. The Englishman has left England Champions in 2003 for Real Madrid, and since then has never returned to OT.

On Wednesday, he will have a lifetime chance to play in Old Trafford again – maybe for the last time. It would be just ironic if ‘King David’ would score the winner in a free-kick that would take Milan to the next round.

Milan have history with Manchester United, especially when related to impossible missions. Back the in 2007, they lost the first leg in Old Trafford, and Rooney scored twice there too. In the second leg, they won, 3-0.

Would history repeat? Nothing below perfect, would allowed it.

PREDICTION
A giant match, in which both sides will fight hard as they know this night, could be their last in the 2009/2010 UEFA Champions League. It will be very hard for AC Milan to win the game, with Manchester United willingness to close in on Ronaldinho and Pato on the wings. If Milan and Ronaldinho come in a big day, in cooperation with good striker who knows how to handle chances, Filippo Inzaghi perhaps, Milan can do the impossible and eliminate Manchester United. After 90 minutes, Manchester United 0-2 AC Milan

By Meytar Zeevi, Rossoneri Blog

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

17 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tremendousice

I think Milan can win, last time it was all rooney, without him Man U is not capable of anything and we can prove it since we were winning in the early stage of the game. Ronney helped them a lot.

FORZA FORZA Milan!

Tremendousice

LOL! why do I get the angry face always. LOL I guess I get a little Passionate sometimes.

Forza Milan!!!!!!

Baba

: Rooney is fit.

Forza Milan!! We can win those ASSHOLES!!

Poa

FORZAAAA MILANNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
It will be hard and brutal. Gattuso must start, he’s great for matches like this!

Forza

Mission: Impossible 5 ha…lol. I don’t think it’s impossible, but very hard indeed. Milan must work hard in attacks. Pippo will never start this match. Borriello is more dynamic and is able to score goals from hard angels. Forza Milan!

Rus

Man United 0-23 Milan!! Forza Milan!! Borriello, Pato and Ronaldinho will score all the 23…lol…

Trasn

Milan per sempre! Forza il Diavolo!!

Manchester United Will BEAT Milan!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You HAVE NO CHANCE. UNITED4EVER!!

Da

Shut the hell up Manchester United Will BEAT Milan!! Forza Milan!

Cardon

Forza Milan. United are no match to us! I believe!!

Yana

Forza Milan!!

Anotherworldkindaguy

Rooney must be marked. But really, like you wrote, they will only try to surprise us… Forza Milan!

EE

well, it will be hard. Very hard actually. If we had won 3-2 at San Siro then I had much more hope, but right now, I get angry every time I hear the name of Manchester United. Forza Milan!! I BELIEVE!

wah

Forza AC Milan!

Kal

Milan will win. Milan4ever!

AC Milan Egypt

I hope we’ll win. It is very important I just want this to over already!

Tremendousice

@Manchester United Will BEAT Milan

Shut up! man u sucks, Milan Rules!