Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has praised Thursday’s opponents AC Milan, and suggested the two clubs are in a very similar position right now.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fernandes praised the strength of Milan’s squad, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic who will be missing for the first leg on Thursday night.
“At the start of the season, no one thought Milan could fight for the Scudetto,” Fernandes said. “We are in March and they are second, they play well and they have interesting young players. They also have the added value of strength from Zlatan Ibrahimovic “.
As many have also pointed out recently, there are a lot of similarities between Manchester United and Milan this season. Fernandes added his thoughts.
“In some respects, we and AC Milan are the same,” he said. “Two clubs with a prestigious past, ten Champions Leagues in the trophy room, who have gone through a transition phase, but are returning to the top.”