Venue: San Siro Date: Tuesday 16 February Kick-off: 1945 GMT
This is being billed grandiosely as the David Beckham meets his old club and mentor. The former Man Utd midfielder has been lavish in his praise of the present crop of Utd players comparing them to the treble winning 1999 class.
“I think they are as talented as the team back then,” said Beckham.
Can Man Utd overcome Milan at home? The short answer, yes.
This is not the same Milan that stunned Man Utd almost three years ago with Kaka in full flow and Ancelotti at the helm. They crushed Man Utd, 3-0 in the second leg to overcome an adverse goal differential to progress to the 2007 CL finals and eventual champions.
The problem with Milan is that they have yet to define their season which has been punctuated by spells of indifference mixed with accomplished wins. They presently ride into the Man Utd after a lull in the Serie just beating Udinese 3-2 after a couple of lackluster draws. The form of Dida like that of Almunia for the Gunners, is of much concern to Milanese fans.
Stopping Wayne Rooney and a very strong counterattacking Man Utd team might prove to be tough task to handle for the veteran Milan defense. The Red Devils will be looking to break their scoreless drought at the San Siro while coach Leonardo will be fighting to preserve that record.