Who are AC Milan? Second only to Real Madrid in terms of European Cup wins with their seven triumpphs, and Italy’s most successful club after Juventus, the San Siro outfit need little introduction. The club was founded by two Englishmen in 1899 as the Milan Football and Cricket Club, and although it soon lost its association with the latter sport, the anglicised name remains. Whereas other football clubs like Torino (Turin) and Napoli (Naples) are known by the Italian names for their respective cities, the Rossoneri (red and blacks) remain known as Milan, rather than Milano. Their triumphs have not been quite as regular during the last decade – local rivals Internazionale dominated the late 2000s, before Juventus took over in the current decade – but they remain a force to be respected, and reached the Coppa Italia final last season.
Where are we playing? The venue for our third match of the tour will be the 27,000-capacity StubHub Center. The stadium opened in 2003, as the Home Depot Center, and is occupied by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s latest employers, LA Galaxy. United’s most recent visit here was last summer, when Romelu Lukaku made his debut for the club in a comfortable 5-2 win marked by a Marcus Rashford double.