Man United 1-1 AC Milan: result, summary, goals
Manchester United 1-1 AC Milan: as it happened
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Two headed goals in the second half sees the game end in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The sides will meet again on Thursday 18 March for the last 16 second leg tie in Milan.
FT: Manchester United 1-1 AC Milan
Milan will feel that they absolutely deserve the equaliser having dominated the game for large periods.
The Manchester United players can't believe it.
Simon Kjaer heads home from a corner. Henderson should really do better. 1-1
There will be three minutes of added-on time.
The ball falls to Leao in the box, sets himself up to hit the target with a volley, but manages to miss-kick it and the chance is gone.
Superb tackle from Tomori on Greenwood in the box. He times it to absolute perfection.
Krunic buries his free-kick into the United wall. It hasn't been his night.
Scott McTominay pulls down Krunic. The Scottish international is already on a yellow and gets away with that one. Milan wanted him sent off.
The game has slowed down and gone slightly flat since both sides made a handful of changes. The second leg takes place on March 18 in Milan.
We're now into the last minutes of the game at Old Trafford. United still lead 1-0.
Alex Telles of Manchester United passes the ball under pressure from Alexis Saelemaekers of AC Milan.
Milan continue to push for an equaliser. 15+ minutes to go including added-on time.
Still thinking about that James chance..it wasn't as easy as Maguire's one on the line in the first half, but he'll be kicking himself for not making it 2-0.
Huge chance for James! Greenwood whips a right-wing cross to the back post for James, the Welshman sends it wide of the post with the whole goal gaping.
The rain is really lashing down now! Piolo doesn't care, he continues to stand out to give his players instructions. Solskjaer has opted for the stand, where he has most of the game.
Good spell from the Italian side but they continue to fail to convert their chances in front of Henderson's goal. Maybe a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have put a couple away by now.
Super floated right-wing cross from Calabria to the back past, where Krunic gets ahead of Wan-Bissaka to head wide. Two chances in less than two minutes for Krunic. He could rue those chances.
Nice build-up play and intricate passing, before the ball falls to Krunic, who blazes way over the bar. 1-0 to the home side.
United clear the set-piece through Maguire. Ball falls back to Milan, Kessie hits a left-footed drive low and hard but Henderson gets down to it to keep United in front.
United look like a different team this half. It was all Milan in the first half.
McTominay picks up a yellow card for kicking out at Donnarumma as he went to clear the ball from his box.
Solskjaer's half-time change has made a difference in the early stages of this second half. Amad was only on the pitch five minutes before he broke the deadlock.
Manchester United 1-0 AC Milan
Superb goal for United!
Bruno Fernandes plays a long ball into the Milan box for Amad to head home and score his first senior goal for the club.
We're underway for the second half at Old Trafford
Man United change:
Here comes the home team!
The Milan players are back out on the pitch for the second half.
Man United were sluggish in the opening 45'. They could do with having Marcus Rashford on the pitch tonight.
HT: Manchester United 0-0 AC Milan
A frustrating first half for the home side. Milan will be happy with their opening half, despite having two goals ruled out in the opening 15 minutes.
Martial falls in the box, the referee says 'get up'. No penalty, correct decision.
Diogo Dalot has been impressive against his parent club this evening. He has started in place of former Real Madrid left-wing-back Theo Hernandez.
Both sides have had their chances to score but it remains 0-0 at Old Trafford.
Maguire really has to score there - it's harder to miss. 0-0
Harry Maguire has just hit the post as he stood on the line with an open goal. Incredible.
Telles hits it into the wall, surprising us all that it wasn't Fernandes.
Free-kick to United 25 yards from goal. Bruno Fernandes stands over it.
Martial goes down the inside left channel but gets knocked over by Kjaer. Goalkick for Milan.
Another Milan chance!
How is it still 0-0?
Saelemaekers makes Henderson work, cutting inside onto his left and bringing out a decent stop from the United No.2
Most Man United fans would admit that the league is Man City's to lose, meaning that United could be targeting the Europa League as their main priority for silverware this season. Milan are also second in their league (Serie A), six points off Inter.
More mayhem in the United box through Brahim Díaz. Wan-Bissaka steps in to clear the ball. Milan continue to push for the opener.
Krunic's shot takes a slight deflection off Bailly - it's an easy stop for Henderson in goal. David de Gea is back in Spain after his partner gave birth to their first child.
If you're just joining, Milan have been the much better team at Old Trafford. Pioli's side have had two goals ruled out. United have yet to get going.
These two heavyweight clubs have met on 10 occasions in European competition, but this is their first encounter outside of the European Cup and Champions League.
Milan have not competed in UEFA's primary club competition since 2013-14.
Alex Telles' free-kick from 40+ yards ends up on the roof of the Milan net. Whether he was aiming to shoot or not, we may never know.
United are looking to put their own mark on the game now. Bruno Fernandes is spraying passes from right to left. Still 0-0.
That’s two disallowed goals for Milan inside the opening 15 minutes.
Milan goal disallowed!
After going to VAR, the referee has ruled the goal out for handball.
Kessie scores a spectacular volley from just inside the United box to put the Italian side ahead.
Donnarumma has an exciting future ahead of him in the game and is already being tipped to be the next Gigi Buffon. Very big boots to fill indeed.
Martial does really to take it down and sends his left-footed volley to the roof of the net but the young netminder punches away for a corner.
United get away with that one. Milan will be confident of picking Leao out again and really testing the home side's backline.
Leao scores! but it's offside.
Great run and finish from the forward - it remains 0-0.
Dalot is playing for Milan tonight against his parent club.
Man United have several absentees tonight but will be buzzing following their 2-0 win away to Man City at the weekend.
We're underway at Old Trafford!
No Rashford or Zlatan on show tonight. Martial leads the line for United. Leao will lead the line for Milan.
The players are out!
- 99 Gianluigi Donnarumma
- 24 Kjaer
- 2 Davide Calabria
- 5 Diogo Dalot
- 23 Fikayo Tomori
- 79 Kessié Franck
- 21 Brahim Diaz
- 56 Alexis Saelemaekers
- 18 Souahilo Meité
- 33 Rade Krunic
- 17 Rafael Leao
A reminder of this evening's teams
- 26 Dean Henderson
- 29 Wan-Bissaka
- 3 Eric Bailly
- 27 Alex Telles
- 5 Harry Maguire
- 39 Scott McTominay
- 18 Bruno Fernandes
- 9 Anthony Martial
- 31 Matic
- 21 Daniel James
- 11 Mason Greenwood
Man United vs AC Milan
We're just five minutes away from kick-off in Manchester, where it's lashing rain.
Milan great Baresi would like 'extraordinary' Rashford to join Rossoneri
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been hailed as "extraordinary" by Franco Baresi for his ability to play in a number of positions.
Asked by The Times which United player he would sign for Milan, the club's honorary vice-president Baresi said: "I like Marcus Rashford a lot, he's an extraordinary player. He wouldn't be bad for Milan.
"He can play in any position up front; it would be a nice advantage.
Ibrahimovic is not bigger than Milan, says Maldini
Milan legend Paolo Maldini has dismissed suggestions Zlatan Ibrahimovic is bigger than the club.
Ibrahimovic has been a revelation since returning to Milan for a second spell in late December 2019, with the evergreen 39-year-old spearheading the club's Scudetto charge this term.
The former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain striker – out of contract at the end of this season – has scored 14 Serie A goals in 2020-21 to help Milan up to second position, six points adrift of city rivals Inter.
Maldini is now technical director at Milan and rates Ibrahimovic as a "huge resource", but he believes the club sit well positioned to withstand the Swede's departure if he does not extend his contract at San Siro.
"The truth is, the club is above any player because the players pass through, and the club remains," Maldini told So Foot.
"There are players who leave a different mark than others, and Zlatan is one of them.
"He's a motivator. He's a character that can seem complicated to deal with, but for those who manage to draw all of his qualities, he's a huge resource.
"The club is above any player, and that goes for everyone, because it comes from our way of being leaders in our field."
Kick-off is just over 15 minutes away at Old Trafford
Man United XI:
4-2-3–1: Henderson; AWB, Bailly, Maguire, Telles; Matic, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno, James; Martial.
Milan players have an evening stroll at Old Trafford before this evening's last 16 Europa League clash with Man United.
Manchester United's last three results:
Two 0-0 draws and last weekend's victory in the Manchester derby at the Etihad stadium. United will be buzzing from beating their cross-city rivals.
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What time does the Manchester United-AC Milan game kick off?
The Europa League last 16 first leg fixture between Manchester United and AC Milan will take place at Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday 11 March, 2021, at the local time of 5:55pm GMT.
US (ET): 12.55pm
US (PT): 09:55am
Europe (CET): 6:55pm
Domestically, United and Milan have enjoyed a resurgence and are in similar positions, with both sitting second in their respective leagues behind their neighbourly rivals. Although with a 14-point gap to Manchester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer men’s title hopes are close to dead and buried, while the Rossoneri’s are still very much alive as they sit just six points behind Inter Milan.
Solskjaer pre-match: Milan are a great club
“Obviously they are a top team, a great club. When I was growing up I watched a lot of AC Milan in the big games and the big nights that they've been involved in, so it's an exciting tie. We want to test ourselves and play against the best teams. I feel like they're one of the best teams in the competition, so we're looking forward to it.”
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