AC Milan vs Manchester United - Milan Predicted XI For Europa League Clash

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return to the starting lineup means Milan manager Stefano Pioli has more firepower in attack and would be pleased with that welcoming piece of news. The big Swede will be joined by Hakan Calhanoglu in the returnees list as both players would be looking to play a big part in helping the Milan outfit advance to the next stage of the UEFA Europa League.

Bennacer is also expected to return to the team after missing out in action the last time out. While Pioli would be glad that he will be welcoming back some key players for the crunch tie against the visitors who will be coming from England, he would also be concerned about the availability of some other stars including Romagnoli, Rebic, Calabria, and Leao whose fitness levels will be assessed again before the final team sheet is prepared.

In defence, even though Romagnoli is finally given the green light to feature alongside his teammates on the pitch, the captain is, according to MilanNews, expected to not be thrown into the fray and handed a rest so his injury does not get worse. His absence will see Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori get the nod at the back, leading the central defense alongside Simon Kjaer.

Gianluigi is, of course, the undisputed favorite between the sticks except if he picks up a knock during the team's final training session ahead of the match. Manchester United's loaned-out right-back Diogo Dalot will be the most likely preferred option on the right flank for the home side, while Theo Hernandez is expected to boss the opposite side.

Frank Kessie will retain his place in midfield after his impressive outing at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last week. Meite will most likely partner Kessie and the duo may be joined by Calhanoglu, Krunic, and Saelemaekers.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G.Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Meite, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Krunic; Ibrahimovic.