Kick-off: 0400, 26/07/2018
Stadium: StubHub Center
Manchester United came out of last year’s International Champions Cup with plenty of credit and have the strength in depth to edge out AC Milan in Carson.
Wayne Rooney scored four goals when the Red Devils beat the Rossoneri 7-2 on aggregate in the 2010 Champions League in their last encounters.
This match will be more about emerging talent, but we still fancy Jose Mourinho’s side at 23/20 for our first AC Milan vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At AC Milan’s Betting Odds
AC Milan played two games in the China edition of this event last year, opening up with a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund and then thrashing Bayern Munich 4-0.
Those contrasting performances set the tone for their entire season, with inconsistency hampering any hopes of getting involved in the Serie A title race.
Gennaro Gattuso initially did well when inheriting this expensively-assembled squad from Vincenzo Montella, but the Rossoneri couldn’t raise their game when it mattered most.
Two losses to Arsenal ended a Europa League campaign that had promised much, while Juventus thrashed them 4-0 in the Italian Cup final.
The feeling is that this is still a work in progress and we need more solid evidence before siding with such a fragile outfit.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United have already played two games in the USA, drawing with Club America and the San Jose Earthquakes, so they should be ready to hit the ground running in this competition.
Last year, the Red Devils kicked off by beating neighbours City 2-0, then edged out Real Madrid on penalties, before losing to Barcelona.
Key World Cup players will not be present for this match, but Mourinho does have some useful youngsters eager to make an impact.
The likes of Axel Tuanzebe, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Andreas Pereira all made progress while out on loan last term and now want to establish themselves in the first-team squad.
Mourinho had Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez in his starting line-up versus San Jose, so he isn’t risking too many rookies.
Valencia picked up a knock that day but we’re still expecting another strong team on Thursday.
Let’s add 17/2 for the Red Devils to win 2-1 to our AC Milan vs Man Utd betting tips.
AC MILAN 5-1 Fiorentina – Hakan Calhanoglu, Patrick Cutrone (2), Nikola Kalinic, Giacomo Bonaventura
Chelsea 1-0 MAN UTD
Head-to-head: Man Utd 4-0 Milan, Milan 2-3 Man Utd, Milan 3-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 3-2 Milan, Milan 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 0-1 Milan
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