Teams news: Milan are without Michel Agazzi, Michelangelo Albertazzi, Adil Rami, Cristian Zaccardo, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Riccardo Montolivo, Stephan El Shaarawy, Alessio Cerci and without the banned Mattia De Sciglio and Jeremy Menez. Roma have to do without Leandro Castán, Maicon and Kevin Strootman. Kickoff time is 20:45 CET at Stadio San Siro.

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AC Milan (4-3-3) – Filippo Inzaghi
Diego Lopez; Ignazio Abate, Alex da Costa, Gabriel Paletta, Luca Antonelli; Andrea Poli, Nigel De Jong, Marco Van Ginkel; Keisuke Honda, Mattia Destro, Giacomo Bonaventura.
Bench: Abbiati, Gori, Mexes, Bocchetti, Zapata, Bonera, Suso, Mastalli, Felicioli, Modic, Mastour, Pazzini.

A.S. Roma (4-4-3) – Rudi Garcia
Morgan De Sanctis; Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas, Davide Astori, Vasilis Torosidis; Radja Nainggolan, Daniele De Rossi, Miralem Pjanić; Víctor Ibarbo, Seydou Doumbia, Gervinho.
Bench: Skoropuski, Balzaretti, Holebas, A.Cole, Yanga Mbiwa, Keita, Paredes, Uçan, Iturbe, Ljajic, Sanabria, Totti.

Referee: Paolo Tagliavento.

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hope

any news how is El92 proceeding?

jeff1da
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jeff1da

I really thought Inzaghi had the balls to start our youngsters, buh now I knew he’s got no balls. At least ONE of the youngsters should be in the starting lineup. I even doubt he’ll use any of them through out the game.

diany
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diany

I thought i will see modic mastali and mastour in the line up…..inzaghi….such a great striker bt a sh*tty coach

WENEEDTRUECAPTAIN
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WENEEDTRUECAPTAIN

If anyone from the Primavera play one part of the game,I’m satisfied,the result of the match is irrelevant.

nas
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nas

There’s very little diffèance man for man between our team and romas and only for really really poor management it should be a fight for champions league football

Sheva
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Sheva

LMAO!!

Inzaghi: Its now time to test the youth players and then he field all the players he use to start when he lose games. Mastour on the bench. I starting to think inzaghi like allegri is trying to sabotage milan

Phildadon1899
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Phildadon1899

Your comments are literally always negative. How you are a milan fan ill never know. You shouldnt call yourself Sheva. Its a disgrace to a legend. The youth will play in the second half. Hes not going to start them against Roma and ruin their confidence. Why dont you play the sport or at least try to understand it before commenting.

Sheva
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Sheva

Where was the youth in second half?? Ruib their confdence?? Milan hace NOTHING TO LOSE. You are an american right? go and watch baseball instead

Misund
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Misund

There is a win and sheva is back raging as usualy.

silly man
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silly man

I don’t understand why all these angry italians can’t just be happy for the club. It’s true that we’ve had a terrible season but that doesn’t mean we should just piss away games. Pippo had Mastali, Gori, Mastour on the bench and would have likely brought them on for experience after half time. However, he decided to play experienced players instead as we were winning at half time. If Pippo brought on youth players at half time and we ended up losing because of the fact, angry fans like you who are never happy would blame pippo for bringing on… Read more »

phildadon86
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phildadon86

I’m actually Canadian. Way to bring racism into it. You do nothing to benefit this board with your negative dumb and sometimes completely disgusting comments. I recall you actually having the audacity to say Pippo was a bad soccer player and not a legend. You lost any credibility to basically anyone on this board.

Hasowayne
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Hasowayne

The New Jersey though… It’s a PLUS…!

sola
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sola

I thought we were supposed to be a better team without menez…

Phildadon1899
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Phildadon1899

Amazing what happens when players on the field pass to eachother isnt it?

Misund
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Misund

Oh the team actually defends as a unit without the lazy Menez.. And you can se we also attacks as a unit and there are alot More teamplay allover without him..

rosso138
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rosso138

I am telling that for a long time… and now you finally see it…
menez, same as balo, can make a difference in a game, but 90% of game he is rotten apple which is affecting everyone around him…

Im only sad that I dont see suso in first team… I hope to see him later on, maybe mastour too…

But PLEASEE DONT put bonera in 70-75. minute…. I’m begging you Inzaghi…

Phildadon1899
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Phildadon1899

Ive been saying it all season. Menez has cost us more games then hes won us. There are about 5-6 games where a pass instead of a ridiculous shot would have had us come out on top. That is why Ibra was so special. He could score, but was extremely unselfish. He led the league in assists if im not mistaken his first season with us.

ck
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ck

I agree that menez n balo are both selfish players who hold up plays. However, menez is better but still I hope that menez will leave if he keeps thinking that hes milan’s saviour. I missed the menez that first joined milan. Very motivated and wasn’t selfish. As he grew, the more goals he scored, he became more n more selfish. That was when the players became stagnant. Inzaghi thinks that Menez is our saviour but actually he is our demise. Inzaghi, pls leave Milan together with binera n boccetti

alexpato
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alexpato

oooooooooooooh myyyyyyy

honda is having such an excellent game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Ahmed Hasan
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Ahmed Hasan

can anyone give me a link where to watch the match

dante
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FINALLY!
it took inazghi almost a full season,
but he finally understood to put honda as a no. 10!
just look at the game honda is playing is trequartista. just wonderful game game by honda.
i don’t know if its inzaghi’s direction or maybe honda just decided he doesnt give a crap about what inzaghi says and started playing on his own lol.

ck
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ck

Honda was still on the right. Both goals were crossed by honda on the right. Those who liked this post. What match did u all watch???? The only diff was that menez wasn’t playing and the players combined well and with more confidence, the midfielders attacked the penalty box

dante
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buddy, trequartista is not just about staying in the middle for 90 minutes. its about controlling the pace of the game, passing the ball forward to strikers and being the playmaker. honda did all of that today. for the entire season he was stuck in the right side of the pitch without moving and today he controlled the ball and managed the team and generally was all over the pitch. just because he gave 2 assists from the side doesnt mean was was stuck to the side the entire season. so i dont know what game you were watching but… Read more »

ck
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ck

Haha trequartista???? He can always be a trequartista but if menez is playing n players r not moving, u will say that he failed as a RIGHT WINGER. When players are moving into right positions (because Menez is not playing), he becomes a TREQUARTISTA on the RIGHT. U r kidding me. Inzaghi didn’t play him differently, the only difference is that menez wasn’t playing

Hasowayne
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Hasowayne

That should never have been a penalty….. Never..!

sola
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sola

The fact that we get dominated in almost every game speaks volume of the kinda coach and mentality the team has…cos he’s winning, he dosent want to use the youngsters…if we were loosing, I bet, two of the youngsters would play…

Phildadon1899
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Phildadon1899

So let me get this straight? We are beating a top team, and your upset the youngsters arent playing? Are you complaining just to complain? Thats how it seems. Hes actually being smart, if he had put a youngster in and that youngster gave away a penalty, his confidence would be destroyed and youd be complaining about that. Just enjoy the win.

rosso138
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rosso138

86. minute

Alex out – Mexes in

WHAT THE ACTUAL F??

Mastour? Suso? ANY youngster??

Cut the cr*p, he needed to put Mastour instead of Destro, not Pazzo… Pazzo hasnt done anything for few months… And Mastour needs a chance..

Anyhow, good (SUPRISING) result, first 60-70 min good game, after that we retreated and like last 10 games I prayed that we dont conceed goal…

At least he didnt put lord and that saved us a game xD

Silver
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Silver

Yeah, Inzaghi is so stupid, he substituted Alex who got injured, same goes to Antonelli, what was he thinking????

nameless
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He did the right thing, Alex was getting tired and Roma was pressing for a second goal. He needed a experienced defender to close out the game. Pazzini did good by holding the ball and receiving fouls

hope
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hope

Alex gor injured, same as Antonelli. Why he choose Pazzini over Mastour: experience. Look how many fouls he got caught Roma in? He saved the time, we played a good match until the Roma penalty, then we were just running the time race. But be happy about consistency we showed, youngsters will have time to show up, trust me.

Misund
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Misund

If alex got injured i get why he got replaced. I did see the match but did not see any injury on Alex. I also thought that was a strange to replace a defender at that time. Because its hard for a new defender to get in that late and adapt to the pace of the game. It is a big risk. but if he was injured it would make sense.

rosso138
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rosso138

Agree, and I watched the game and didnt see that he got injured… my bad

Hasowayne
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Hasowayne

Good Win… V8 performance from HONDA…! The match was worth the watch… Now Sassuolo,Torino, Atalanta, these matches should be sure 9 points.

dante
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i like how people here are still deluded after 90 good minutes.
like they havent seen the entire season before that.

ck
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ck

I have replied to your previous post with regards to trequartista. The entire season, menez has been playing every match. Everybody has been trialled n errored. From el shawaary, honda cerci, everybody except Menez. Last 2 matches w/o Menez, I was hugely impressed especially 10 man against Napoli. Bottom line is Menez is cancerous. Whether inzaghi deserves to he on the bench after failing to see this cancerous tumor, I shall not debate this.

ma.usa
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ma.usa

congrats on the win after the losing streak, it was good game.
two things:

1- this is like the 5th time alex gets substituted out because he can’t finish one full game. the guy is not fit. If he can’t play for 90 minutes as a defender, I think he should not play at all.

2- the fact that we played well today for the first time in the second half of the season is just more proof that Inzaghi has been been really bad this season. We obviously have a coach/tactical problem. There is no away around it, Inzaghi must go.

sola
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sola

Okay then, let’s take menez selfish contributions away from milan

hope
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hope

Rumour: Monaco wants Menez back, probable offer ~20m. I read it somewhere, dunno if its true. I hope so 😀

Milan4ever
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Milan4ever

Monaco and liverpool wants him

rosso138
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rosso138

even 10m would be a bargain for him (he came for free)

Milanista121
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Milanista121

The new jerseys are amazing, and a huge plus that we wok wearing them! Hope this really is the start of a new era. And btw, i loved how the fans applauded and started chanting “oi oi oi, oi oi oi oi Pippo Inzaghi segna per noi” whether was on his way out, well done!
And this is how it is when we play without a selfish player like menez. He is madly talented but he has cost us more than he has won us tbh. Anyways, nice solid win today!

phildadon86
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phildadon86

Couldn’t agree more man. Menez has cost us a lot of games by being selfish. I’m not against bringing Ibra back. He passes as much as he scores. Something is telling me Inzaghi is staying.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Yes definitely, plus that Ibra is a leader, proffesional and Above all a WINNER, he can be a great example for our youth, so they can get some of his winner mentality. The dream would be to get back both Ibra and thiago this summer…somehow.
What makes you believe that Pippo is staying though?

phildadon86
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phildadon86

Just a feeling to be honest. Maybe not as coach. But he will be staying to some capacity. I think a major part of the deal with Mr.Bee is that we retain our legends and put them in offices at casa milan and have them as position coaches. Imagine Nesta as the defensive coach? Inzaghi as the striker coach and Seedorf/Pirlo as midfield coach. And then an actual manager like Ancelotti coming back? I’d love to see that. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking. I do know one thing. I’d love Gattuso back in some kind of role. Maybe give the… Read more »

Jibola
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Jibola

Inzaghi waited till our season was over before realizing the true position of a dangerous 10 like Honda. Honda was man of the match by miles

It took Inzaghi a who season that 4-3-3 isn’t a must approach to every game.

Van Ginkle showed again that Milan squad isnt for that position Milan And Palleta? Thats a hell of a beast defender, Milan lost games in a roll when he was out injured.

ck
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ck

To DANTE: most of the time, honda was operating on the right. The cross for destro was definitely from the right. So its not true that he was playing centrally. Let me tell u, it’s because Menez wasn’t playing that Honda, bonaventura n van ginkel, antonelli was able to link up plays. I realised this since against Napoli. Menez is too selfish that maybe other players believed that there is no point running. Furthermore, he likes to dribble and the rest have to stay back to cover for him.

Misund
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Misund

Yep! my first football training as a boy i learned to never quit. and when i lose the ball i should work hard to win it back. Menez do not work for the team. when he loses the ball hes hands hangs down and loses all confident and do not work to win it back nor does he do defensive work. This is realy important in the new era of football. The whole team most defend as a unit.

dante
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i replied to you in the original post

Kourosh
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Kourosh

Lovely kit. It’s beautiful. I’m definitely going to have one!

Very good performance this time and the result to go with it. Jack was off him game though.

By the way, the match I saw Honda was playing on the right as usual.

skemish
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skemish

guys as far as i know this was a good win,a morale booster.perhaps the coach should have played the youngsters too, but it didnt happen.i sure think their time will come.i dont know why some of you on this blog have been calling for hondas head.maybe,just maybe you might wanna change your mind about him after todays performance and his performances at the start of the season, as for me, j’aime honda, il e’tait magnifique ce soir.bravo milan.forza milan.

Misund
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Misund

I truly love honda. but i would love for him to have a playmaker role. Look how good he did when he was on the center of the pitch. he got great vision and hes creativity and passing is very good. Also hes movement. He dont have that winger speed. but he is a very clever player and could do very good as a playmaker.

ck
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ck

Dear Menez, Please leave Milan if you want to be selfish. I miss the Menez that just joined Milan. At that time, u were motivated and very much involved in offensive built up play. As you played better, your confidence grew in tandem with your selfishness. 10 man against napoli and this Roma match confirmed my doubts about you. Mr Inzaghi, you trust Menez and he is your untouchable. He is not your saviour but your demise. He caused you your job and Milan’s season. So maybe, both of you should leave AC Milan. When you leave, pls take Bonera… Read more »

sola
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sola

@ philadon, why then did he play that youngster in the midst of the damaging defeat to napoli? I’m going and holding pippo by his words, he said it’s youngsters for the remaining games of the season…how nice is that? same as the crap about the youth project, playing a youngster while winning and playing him while loosing, which is more damaging?

Phildadon1899
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Phildadon1899

Neither one, you just seem to complain about everything. WE WON, who cares? The youth project also wasnt Inzaghi, that was a line fed to us by Berlusconi and Galliani to sell season tickets.

Sheva
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Sheva

Baseball

nas
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nas

Honda was absolutely on the right and “ck” your spot on when you say the reason Honda played so well was because Menez wasnt there As I said earlier on in a post there’s very little difference between our team and Roma’s only poor management and the fact we won is simply down to the fact of luck and the reason i say that is because Inzaghi couldn’t play Menez because he was suspended and if he was avalible he no doubt would of started him and lost as Menez seems to think its’ me against the rest so when… Read more »

sola
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sola

Who cares? I do care, it’s my beloved club, I wonder how those kids felt after inzaghi earlier said. They were gona play, modic is as equal as poli, it’s so disappointing that all through the season none of the primavera kids got a starting berth, I look @ McNair @ man.utd and he fits perfectly in, even in big games. Inzaghi promised us the youths till the end, he should keep his word!

Phil
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Phil

The youths will get their chance in the next several games. I think it was important to get a good result against a top side like Roma (even if this season is lost), and it would be more difficult to get a good result playing with primavera players.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

McNair only played because they had no one else to play, thats how he got his first start. Blackett who was from their youth academy, even he got injured so thats when McNair came in, i get what you’re saying but get your facts right.
Besides, this was against a top team, the coming games are against smaller teams on paper so i think theres a good chance to get to see some primavera players at some point.

sola
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sola

When players tries to make things happen out of nothing you tag him selfish?

Misund
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Misund

Selfish in my opinion is menez in a nutshell. he dont defend, he brings down confident, he dont trust hes team he dont work for hes team he only want to score goals him self. Are you blind? look how good the other guys plays when they actually gets the ball. Honda is a boss when menez is not around. He might work sometimes making it look for some less observative fans that he is actually working for the team. But hes not. He drops hes hands to the ground and looks like hes losing everything when losing the ball… Read more »

chilicrab
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chilicrab

Cant agree more that without menez, the foward runs from the other players are more meaning. And also it gives space for honda to roam around leaving abate to race down the down the right flank.
Lets all hope Milan wouldnt be building a squad around menez. For that to happen, a new manager is needed.

Chris
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Chris

We finally win a match. The fact that its against a big club makes it even better, but what we all refuse to admit is that Roma didn’t bring their A game. Well there was good movements on the pitch so let’s hope the squad can keep this up and maybe miraculously make Europe. However, none of the real issues is missing here. We still need a better squad, a better coach, better management, better investment, and most of all Italy needs to allow us register our youth team in serie b. It will benefit Italy in the long run… Read more »

wienzard
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wienzard

yeah honda 2 assists.. we don’t need menez too selfish.. stuborn pippo don’t see this..

Sheva
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Sheva

I dont care about this win, its useless. I only want to see 2 people OUT.

1. Inzaghi
2. Poli ( the most useless player i ever seen in my entire life!)

herry
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herry

yeah, could’nt agree more. they both sems like need some help. one looked like a dog chasing it’s own tail on the field, the other one was inches by the line, raging like a dog seeing it’s own reflection in the mirror. don’t get me wrong about pippo, i love him as a legend, but as coach it’s definitely a whole different perspective i got here

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JaRossoneri

I agree with those criticizing Menez, we won today because he wasn’t on the pitch. Menez is talented, he just needs to be less selfish… I won’t get into the Balo comparison, however, Taarabt, for example, was much better on the ball than Menez, but less selfish. Adel would dribble to hold up play or to beat his man, no other reason… Menez dribbles while avoiding passes to mids and defenders making forward runs. When defenders and mids keep pushing forward but never get the ball, every single time without fail they will eventually stop making runs… This is the… Read more »

sola
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sola

It’s a big game, we all know roma didn’t turn up for the game…now inzaghi is somewhere bragging about making Europe after one win? And that he called this roma team on the night great? What a pity…Honda played from the right, it was thru the end of the 1st half he drifted infield

sola
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sola

@milanista, McNair started against chelsea and has been heavily involved in games more than any of our youth players, if we had an emergency problem @ the back, we’re sure to see bonera step in, no primavera kid to fill in?

sola
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sola

14games actually has McNair played for united this season, what can we say about ours?

Jibola
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Jibola

Im reading something interesting about Thiago Silva coming back to Milan next season.

Hasowayne
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Hasowayne

@Philadon86 You said you see Inzaghi staying on next season? Hahahahaha, nice joke… INZAGHI is as good as gone… Even he knows it…!

phildadon86
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phildadon86

I didn’t mean as Manager. I posted a response that didn’t go through. Should be up soon.