Sir Alex Ferguson has plenty to ponder for the first leg in Milan. What would you do if you were in his shoes? These Talking Reds users have some ideas...
I watched Milan recently and they have a lack of pace all over the pitch. By playing Ando and Fletch we can get amongst key men like Pirlo and Gattuso and build attacks from there. The full backs also seem suspect so Valencia and Nani should be able to support Wazza well if we get the ball to them.
Posted by: Utd Fan - AG
I think we should keep it tight to start with and frustrate their crowd. As time goes on Milan will need to play more expansively and that's when we can raid down the flanks with Park and Valencia.
Posted by: Jimmy H
The 4-5-1 / 4-3-3 formation has worked wonders for us over the past few matches; it put Arsenal and City to the sword in clinical fashion and would have done the same to Villa had it not been for the sending off. I’d have Nani's flair on the right and Park's industry on the left, with Valencia on the bench to save him for the coming weeks. But whoever plays, I'm sure the guile and quality in the squad will pull us through!
Posted by: Nathan Scholes
I believe that Sir Alex will use 4-5-1 which can change into 4-3-3 along the way. In my opinion, this is the best approach to the game, as Nani and Valencia will give so many problems to the Milan fullbacks and we can also dominate the midfield area with Fletcher, Carrick and Scholes in the middle. Rooney will be the target man upfront, where he did the damage at the Emirates. I think the worst result would be a draw but I fancy us to snatch a 1-0 or 2-0 win.
Posted by: Ev3rson
I would prefer a pressing game with counter attacking football. I would put Carrick in a deep - lying playmaking position to hold off the threat of Pirlo. Rafael remains the only defensive weakness so I would ask Fletcher and Valencia to help young Rafa combat the threat of Dinho.
Posted by: The Gaffa
Possession football will be the key @ the San Siro. Start with a high tempo and get the early goal. Then settle down into the 4-5-1 formation and control the game. AC Milan are an old side. They won't have the legs left to attack constantly so if you get them tired which is highly likely, you can come away with a good away win.
Posted by: xcystudakix
Brown preferred over Rafael - this is a big occasion and experience should be vital. This is a match for Park. Sir Alex Ferguson loves playing Park in these big European away matches, and the fact that we will likely not have most of the possession means he's the right choice. I think Nani over Valencia as