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Manchester United have to pick themselves up after conceding a late goal as they host West Ham United in a crucial Premier League clash next time out on Sunday. Milan also have a crunch match against Napoli on Sunday in Serie A at San Siro.
Simon Kjaer's equaliser at the death has earned Milan a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Amad Diallo's first goal for the Red Devils looked to be sending United to San Siro with a slender lead. However, the Dane powered a firm header beyond Dean Henderson to notch a vital away goal for the Italian outfit. It's all to play for in the second leg next week.
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FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 MILAN
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Krunic puts a great delivery into the box that Kjaer attacks and heads home.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! KJAER EQUALISES AT THE DEATH!!!!! 1-1!!!!! Milan get a deserved leveller as Kjaer rises to power a header into the net. Krunic puts his delivery from a corner on the left flank into a dangerous position. Kjaer makes great contact with his header and it travels with speed past Henderson. The keeper gets a hand to the ball and perhaps should keep it out, but it hits the back of the net.
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Rafael Leao charges into the United box with a mazy run, and he wins a corner off the legs of Williams.
There will be three minutes of added time.
MISS! Kessie flicks a pass towards Rafael Leao in the right inside channel. The forward has space and time to line up a strike on the volley, but he misses his kick completely. A let-off for the home side.
Kalulu charges down the right flank and has options in the middle. The full-back tries to find Rafael Leao, but overhits his cross as it travels well over the head of the forward.
Greenwood makes a probing run all the way to the byline in the right inside channel. However, Tomori tracks his movement all the way and wins possession with a fine challenge.
BLOCK! Krunic lines up a strike from the free-kick, but he hammers his effort straight into the United wall. A wasted opportunity by the midfielder.
Krunic is felled by McTominay in the final third as the Scot pulls back the midfielder. Milan get the free-kick, and the United man is fortunate to remain on the pitch having already been booked.
WIDE! Kalulu launches a cross into the box from the right flank. Kessie meets it with a diving header from the right inside channel, but he can only send the ball well wide of the target.
United will be eager to press for a second goal, but the changes made by Solskjaer suggest that he is concerned about Milan's ability on the counter.
Kalulu makes a bursting run into the right inside channel, but he fails to connect with a cross amid the presence of Maguire.
The contest remains in the balance this evening. Milan have carried a threat in the final third, which will concern Solskjaer. The visitors could still snatch a vital away goal that served them well in the last round.
Williams comes on to replace James and may slot into the team at right-back.
Substitution Aaron Wan-Bissaka Brandon Williams
Kalulu is on for the visitors to replace Calabria.
Fernandes makes way for the home side after another vital contribution. Fred replaces the Portuguese.
CHANCE! James should double United's lead. Greenwood weaves his way through the Milan defence down the right inside channel and fires a low ball across the face of goal. The winger meets it at the back post, only to send his left-footed strike wide of the left post.
Diaz is withdrawn by Pioli and is replaced by Tonali.
Castillejo comes on for the visitors in the final third to replace Saelemaekers.
BLOCK! Krunic squares a pass to Diaz on the edge of the United box, but his powerful drive is blocked by Matic.
SAVE! Saelemaekers lines up a strike after collecting an offload from Kessie, but he picks out the gloves of Henderson.
KRUNIC HAS TO SCORE! Calabria whips a dangerous cross to the back post from the right flank. Krunic gets in front of Wan-Bissaka to head at goal from close range, but he sends his header wide of the left post. Milan should be level.
OVER! Kessie and Saelemaekers combine to tee up Krunic in the final third, but the midfielder launches his right-footed effort over the bar.
Diallo (18y 243d) is the fourth youngest player to score for Manchester United in a major European competition, after Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and George Best.
The visitors appeal for a penalty as Diaz goes down under pressure from Wan-Bissaka in the box, but the referee is not interested. There was nothing in the tussle in the air between the two players.
SAVE! United clear the corner as far as Saelemaekers. He offloads to his left for Kessie, who takes a neat touch to open up room for a strike. He fires low and hard towards the bottom-left corner, but Henderson parries it behind.
Milan work the ball in the final third and Dalot sends a low cross towards the middle that McTominay has to divert behind for a corner.
BLOCK! Diaz gathers a loose ball in the United half and breaks towards the edge of the box. He lines up a low strike on his right foot that is repelled by a good block from Maguire tracking back.
McTominay kicks the ball out of the hand of Donnarumma as he attempts to launch a counter for the visitors. The Scot is rightly booked.
Matic lifts a sublime ball behind the Milan defence for James to pursue. He tries to break past Calabria in the left inside channel, but the defender does enough to force the ball out for a corner.
Diallo's goal was his first for United, in his third appearance for the club and with his first ever goal attempt for the Red Devils
Fernandes lifts a perfect ball forward into the box for Diallo to attack and produce a fine header to open the scoring.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! DIALLO BREAKS THE DEADLOCK!!!! 1-0 UNITED!!!! The teenager notches his first goal for United with a precise header over Donnarumma. Fernandes floats a perfect ball over the top and Diallo makes a good run in behind the Milan defence. The forward produces a back header from 10 yards that travels over the outstretched hand of Donnarumma and into the back of the net. What a moment for Diallo.
Fernandes tries to send a pass behind the Milan backline for Greenwood, but his offload is intercepted by Tomori.
We're back underway at Old Trafford.
Martial is withdrawn at the break for the home side. Diallo replaces the Frenchman in the final third. Martial did not look injured.
United have lacked a rhythm to their passing game and have not been able to create in the final third. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a response from his team in the second half to take a lead to the San Siro.
It's goalless at the break in the Europa League round-of-16 clash between Manchester United and Milan at Old Trafford. The visitors have had the ball in the net twice, but Rafael Leao's strike was disallowed for offside, while Franck Kessie's effort was chalked off by VAR for handball. United should have gone ahead before the interval, but Harry Maguire struck the post from a yard out.
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HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 MILAN
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Dalot curls a cross towards the back post from the left flank. Diaz flicks an offload towards the six-yard box, but Maguire is alert to clear the danger.
There will be one minute of added time.
James feeds Martial in the box, but he is followed all the way by Kjaer. The Frenchman goes down in the penalty area, but the referee is not interested in his appeals for a spot-kick.
Milan continue to offer a threat on the break. United have not been able to prevent them finding space in the final third.
Telles makes an important clearance for the home side in the box, heading Dalot's delivery away from the lurking presence of Calabria.
WHAT A MISS! Maguire hits the post from a yard out. United win a corner on the right flank that Telles curls towards the near post. Fernandes rises to flick a header to the back stick. Maguire attacks the ball and seems certain to convert, but it strikes his shin and then cannons off the post before falling to safety for the visitors.
BLOCK! Telles lines up the free-kick, but he strikes his team-mate Maguire standing to the right side of the Milan wall. Not the outcome the home side were hoping for.
Saelemaekers brings down Fernandes on the edge of the Milan box, presenting United with a great chance from the resulting free-kick.
Martial tries to get the best of Calabria down the left flank, but he fouls the Milan right-back in the process.
James bursts down the left wing and sends a dangerous low cross into the box. Donnarumma comes off his line and pushes away from Martial, but the offside flag is up against Welshman James anyway.
SAVE! Saelemaekers collects an offload from Diaz and surges down the right flank. He cuts inside to shoot on his left foot towards the near post, but Henderson beats his effort away.
United have not been able to find their passing rhythm. Milan have been stout at the back thus far and making it tough for the home side to break them down.
Diaz sends a delightful throughball into the path of Calabria on the charge. The right-back tries to take the ball in stride, but he cannot control it before a challenge comes from Bailly.
BLOCK! Diaz threads the needle to find Krunic in space in the left inside channel and he cuts inside to fire at goal. However, Bailly deflects his strike, taking the pace off it and into the hands of Henderson.
Fernandes looks up and tries to release Martial behind the Milan defence. Tomori is well placed and makes the interception for the visitors.
Diaz collects in the middle of the park and feeds the run of Dalot down the left flank. He fires a low cross into the middle that Bailly has to clear.
Rafael Leao plays on the back shoulder of the United defence once more as Krunic wins a header on in the final third. However, the forward is caught offside. Rafael Leao has been a threat tonight.
OVER! Telles spots Donnarumma off his line and not concentrating on the ball. The Portuguese goes for goal, but sends his effort narrowly over the top from the left flank.
Saelemaekers catches Telles with a late challenge and goes into the book.
There's no fluency to United's game at the moment. At the weekend against City they were able to play on the counter, but there's no space for them to exploit this evening.
Saelemaekers latches on to a clearance from the Telles and drills a low ball across the face of goal. It just evades Tomori attempting to attack the delivery at the back post.
United have not been at their best in the early stages of the contest. Milan have been the better side and are unlucky not to be ahead.
DISALLOWED GOAL!!! Kessie scores a stunner from the edge of the box, planting a volley into the top-left corner on his right foot. However, VAR has a second look at the incident and deems that Kessie controlled the ball with his hand from Calabria's throw-in. United get a reprieve.
Krunic lines up a speculative strike at goal from distance, but he sends his effort comfortably wide of the target.
SAVE! Telles sends a cross into the box and Martial takes a neat first touch before connecting on the volley. He lines up his left-footed strike towards goal, forcing Donnarumma to turn it over the bar.
DISALLOWED GOAL! Rafael Leao latches on to Kjaer's ball over the top and surges into the box. He blasts a strike past Henderson, but the flag goes up against the forward late.
Kessie catches Greenwood on the ankle and the forward winces in pain. However, he gets back to his feet and looks okay. United cannot afford any further injuries to forwards.
Dalot probes down the left flank and clips a cross into the box, but Bailly rises to clear the danger for the home side.
We're underway at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have been eliminated from four of their five knockout ties with AC Milan, with no side eliminating the Red Devils more often in UEFA European competition (also Real Madrid, 4, excluding Super Cups).
Milan are still without Zlatan Ibrahimovic due to injury, and he is unlikely to play either leg against his former club. Mario Mandzukic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Theo Hernandez and Ismael Bennacer are also missing. Alessio Romagnoli joined the injury list with a bruised foot he sustained at the weekend. Kjaer replace the Milan skipper alongside Tomori in the defence. Diaz comes into the midfield to replace Castillejo, who drops to the bench.
United are without Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani due to injury. Solskjaer has made four changes to his side that beat City last time out. Rashford is replaced in the line-up by Greenwood, who will spearhead the attack. Bailly starts at centre-back in place of Lindelof, while Telles gets the nod in place of Shaw. Both defenders drop to the bench as does Fred, who is replaced in the midfield by Matic.
MILAN SUBS: Ciprian Tatarusanu, Samu Castillejo, Sandro Tonali, Pierre Kalulu Kyatengwa, Riccardo Tonin, Matteo Gabbia, Antonio Donnarumma.
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori, Diogo Dalot; Soualiho Meite, Franck Kessie; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rade Krunic; Rafael Leao.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Victor Lindelof, Lee Grant, Fred, Amad Diallo, Luke Shaw, Nathan Bishop, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe, Shola Shoretire.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic; Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial; Mason Greenwood.
Milan recorded a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona last time out to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to four games. The Rossoneri defeated Red Star Belgrade on away goals in the last round of the competition, benefitting from their 2-2 draw against the Serbian side on the road after drawing the second leg 1-1. Stefano Pioli's men face a challenge against the Red Devils tonight given their recent at the weekend.
Manchester United are riding the crest of a wave after beating rivals Manchester City in the Premier League last time out. Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw secured a fine win for the Red Devils. They saw off Real Sociedad with ease in the last round of the Europa League, but Milan have been good enough in the competition and in solid form in Serie A of late. It will take a strong outing from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men this evening.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the first leg Europa League round-of-16 clash between Manchester United and Milan at Old Trafford.