There's been so much hype surrounding David Beckham in the lead-up to tonight's game. But don't discount Milan's other men. Here we take a look at seven of the Rossoneri's best... and we've not even mentioned the likes of Seedorf, Dida, Zambrotta and Inzaghi.
For years fans have argued over what to call Andrea Pirlo: deep-lying midfielder, regista, trequartista, base playmaker... take your pick – but his status as the brains of the Rossoneri is beyond doubt. The 30 year-old dictates the side’s rhythm with his distribution and serenity under pressure. As his coach Leonardo says: “Pirlo is very important to this team. He can do everything. He is part of a recent, victorious history and is untouchable.” But not immovable. The 2006 World Cup winner was stationed a few yards ahead of his own centre-backs during Carlo Ancelotti’s Milan tenure, but operates nearer the centre-circle for Leonardo. When the Rossoneri attack, United must not allow this sharp-shooter space in his new advanced position.
Not long ago this cheerful chap was dancing towards legendary status with Barcelona. But then he lost focus (and gained weight). Barca sold him to Milan in 2008, convinced the disco-loving ace was spent. In his first season with the Rossoneri ‘Dinho’ started well before fading after the winter break. But in 2009/10 the 29-year-old is rejuvenated. He scored two in the Champions