Former AC Milan and Manchester United goalkeeper Massimo Taibi claims that, without fans, there is no clear favourite to choose from between his two former sides when they meet in the Europa League.
The 51-year-old, who also had a brief and disappointing spell with the Red Devils in season 1999/2000, reckons that the game will be exciting yet balanced.
“They’re both great teams,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of their Europa League meeting on Thursday night.
“It’s not easy to make a prediction and, without fans, I think it’s anyone’s game.
“It’s going to be a well-balanced game. Old Trafford and San Siro are stadiums in which the fans get behind their teams and provide an extra push.
“The [Stadio Giuseppe] Meazza, like the one in Genova [the Stadio Luigis Ferraris], provide an extra buzz. They’re the most similar to English stadiums in that respect.
“The fans are really close to the pitch in these stadiums and it adds a little extra [to the atmosphere],” He finished.