Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Manchester United are ready for a ‘good battle’ in opposition to AC Milan of their Europa League last-16 tie – and in addition hailed the affect of Zlatan Ibrahimovic forward of his Previous Trafford return.
After United sailed past Actual Sociedad within the earlier spherical, due to their 4-0 first leg triumph in Turin, Serie A title contenders Milan had been pitted in opposition to them in one other testing tie.
And, forward of the 2 historic golf equipment dealing with one another competitively for the primary time since 2010, Solskjaer defined that he’s relishing the conflict and the prospect to reunite with former United gamers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted Manchester United are braced for a ‘good battle’ in opposition to AC Milan
Solskjaer: “We expect again to when Ibrahimovic was right here with a profession threatening harm, the best way he’s come again and moved AC Milan in the direction of the highest of the league once more. And naturally Diogo is there, we all know we’re in for a very good battle.” [@footballdaily] pic.twitter.com/PAZuz4isVu
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‘It appears like a Champions League recreation, which is sweet,’ Solskjaer mentioned. ‘It is necessary for our workforce to all the time have that demand and do not feel that it is a given.
‘Milan, they’re on the up. They’ve completed rather well this season and so they’ve bought some former pals of ours.
‘The custom and the historical past of the membership is incredible. We’re trying ahead to it, undoubtedly.’
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his Previous Trafford return for the Europa League last-16 showdown
Ibrahimovic, 39, scored 29 objectives in 53 video games for United throughout his memorable two-year spell within the Premier League.
The skilled ace additionally helped steer them to Europa League glory in 2017, underneath former boss Jose Mourinho, within the membership’s final style of silverware.
After his quick stick with LA Galaxy in MLS, Ibrahimovic returned to Europe and is continuous to catch the attention with Milan – having netted 27 occasions for them to this point.
Solskjaer did not maintain again in his glowing reward of the evergreen frontman, including: ‘It is unimaginable what he is completed.
United eased into the following spherical of the competitors after beating Actual Sociedad on combination
United will tackle Milan for the primary time in Europe since their 2010 Champions League conflict
‘Once we assume again, when he was right here with a career-threatening harm, the best way he is come again, the best way he is performed.
‘He is moved AC Milan in the direction of the highest of the league once more.
‘And naturally, Diogo (Dalot) is there. We all know that we’re in for a very good battle.’
Milan reached the following stage of the competitors after edging past Crimson Star Belgrade on away objectives – and are 4 factors adrift of prime spot in Serie A.