Talking points: United 1 AC Milan 1

The Reds, shorn of several regular starters, were never at our best against a youthful Rossoneri outfit, and could have been behind in the early stages but for a controversial VAR decision, which disallowed Franck Kessie’s goal.

But Amad’s 50th-minute header – his first strike in England – looked set to give us the advantage, until Kjaer popped up in time added on to give Stefano Pioli’s side a priceless away goal.

Here are the main conversation points from the game…


United and Milan are both enjoying good seasons domestically, but the hectic campaigns have hit home in recent weeks, and several big names were missing for this tie. You could put together a formidable-looking XI from David De Gea, Phil Jones, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani, plus Milan’s Theo Hernandez, Alessio Romagnoli, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ismael Bennacer, Ante Rebic and Mario Mandzukic, but the biggest shame of all was that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was denied a reunion with the club he scored 29 goals for in 53 games between 2016 and 2018. Maybe we’ll see him at the San Siro next week.


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