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Match facts: Milan v Manchester United

Published: Saturday 13 February 2010, 21.45CET delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of each UEFA Champions League match, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and a host of eye-catching runs and records.
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Published: Saturday 13 February 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: Milan v Manchester United delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of each UEFA Champions League match, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and a host of eye-catching runs and records.


UEFA milestones
• Milan have conceded 294 goals in UEFA club competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Milan have had just 23 shots on goal, fewer than any other side in the first knockout round.

• Filippo Inzaghi has been caught offside 14 times, more than any other player in the competition.

• Gianluca Zambrotta is available after serving a one-game suspension against FC Zürich on Matchday 6. Ignazio Abate is within a booking of a ban.

Latest domestic information
Friday 12 February: AC Milan 3-2 Udinese Calcio (Huntelaar 7 57, Pato 39; Flores 45+1, Di Natale 86)
Dida; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva (Bonera 40), Favalli; Gattuso, Pirlo, Ambrosini; Mancini (Pato 13), Ronaldinho (Beckham 77), Huntelaar.

• With Sir Alex Ferguson watching at San Siro, Leonardo made four changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Bologna FC on 7 February. Giuseppe Favalli and Alessandro Nesta replaced Daniele Bonera and the injured Luca Antonini in defence, while Gennaro Gattuso and Klaas Jan Huntelaar came in for the rested Clarence Seedorf and Marco Borriello.

• Huntelaar was on the scoresheet for the first time as a Milan starter. The Dutch international's previous three goals had come as a second-half substitute.

• Victory ended a run of four games without a win for the Rossoneri in all competitions.

• Milan's form has been mixed since Matchday 6. Their 13-match unbeaten run ended next time out with a 2-0 home defeat by US Città di Palermo, but they bounced back with a run of four wins, scoring 14 goals in the process. Another 2-0 loss on 24 January, this time against an FC Internazionale Milano side reduced to ten men for over an hour, brought another downturn. Three days later Milan's Coppa Italia ambitions were ended in the quarter-finals by Udinese – Leonardo's men had not won since before Friday.

• After scoring just four goals in their first seven league games this term, the Rossoneri have registered 35 in 16 Serie A matches since.

• Milan have failed to score eight times in 23 league matches this season, but have hit two goals or more in 14 games.

• Milan's 4-0 loss to Inter on 29 August was their heaviest derby defeat since the Nerazzurri's 5-1 triumph on 24 March 1974. Only once, in 1910, have Inter won by a wider margin – 5-0.

UEFA Champions League squad
David Beckham (LA Galaxy, loan)
Daniele Bonera
Giuseppe Favalli

Davide Di Gennaro (Livorno Calcio, loan)
Oguchi Onyewu
Marco Storari (UC Sampdoria, loan)

• Bonera was not in Milan's group-stage squad because of a persistent groin injury but made his first appearance since May 2009 against Novara Calcio 1908 on 13 January.

• Onyewu has not played since tearing a knee tendon playing for the United States on 14 October.

• Mancini joined on loan from Inter until the end of the season but is ineligible for the UEFA Champions League. As is Dominic Adiyiah, the Ghanaian not included in the squad after arriving from Fredrikstad FK on a five-year deal.

Injury news
• Marek Jankulovski − out 26 October to 6 January (left ankle)
• Gennaro Gattuso − out 4 November to 6 January (thigh)
• Christian Abbiati – out 15 March to 27 January (knee)
• Pato − out 6 January to 12 February (thigh)
• Massimo Oddo − out since 25 November (thigh)
• Gianluca Zambrotta − out 8-27 January (calf) and since 27 January (muscular problem)
• Luca Antonini – out since 7 February (ribs)

• Thiago Silva suffered a knock to his left thigh during the first half against Udinese and was substituted as a precaution.

• Borriello will have a scan on a thigh injury ahead of the United game.

• Abate and Antonini both signed contract extensions tying them to Milan until 2014 on 11 February.

• The Rossoneri lost eight friendlies in a row during the summer, their worst ever run of results.

Manchester United

UEFA milestones
• The 2008/09 final defeat by FC Barcelona ended United's 25-match unbeaten run – the longest in UEFA Champions League history. They had last tasted defeat at Milan on 2 May 2007.

• United's 23-match unbeaten home run in the competition was ended by Beşiktaş JK on Matchday 5. They had not lost at Old Trafford since a 1-0 reverse against Milan on 23 February 2005.

• Michael Owen's third goal at VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 6 was United's 400th in the European Champion Clubs' Cup.

• United have conceded 148 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• United have committed fewer fouls (68) and collected less yellow cards (6) than any other team in the last 16.

• The 2008 winners have been caught offside 36 times, more than any other side.

• Nemanja Vidić's next booking will incur a suspension.

Latest domestic information
• United were not in action at the weekend after their FA Cup ambitions were ended in the third round by a 1-0 home defeat against third-tier Leeds United AFC on 3 January.

• United lost two of their first three Premier League games following their Matchday 6 win at Wolfsburg but are unbeaten in eight subsequent league outings, winning six.

• Sir Alex's side have kept only one clean sheet in their last nine league matches away from home.

• United have benefited from ten own goals this season – most recently from James Collins in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa FC on 10 February – the highest total in the English top flight.

• United have won eleven of their 18 away games in all competitions this season, losing five.

• Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his last five games – including all four in a 4-0 win against Hull City AFC on 23 January. He has 21 league goals this term, surpassing his highest total for a season of 16 set in 2005/06.

• On 16 January Mame Biram Diouf marked his United debut with a goal in a 3-0 home win against Burnley FC.

• Holders United will face Aston Villa in the League Cup final at Wembley on 28 February.

UEFA Champions League squad
Mame Biram Diouf
Ritchie De Laet

Owen Hargreaves
Sam Hewson (Bury FC, loan)
Daniel Welbeck (Preston North End FC, loan)

• Hargreaves has not played since 21 September 2008 because of a knee injury.

Injury news
• Jonny Evans – out 14 November to 3 January (calf)
• Edwin van der Sar – out 21 November to 16 January (knee/personal reasons)
• Rio Ferdinand – out 25 October to 23 January (calf)
• Ben Foster – out 19 December to 28 January (back/flu)
• John O'Shea – out since 18 November (leg)
• Nemanja Vidić – out since 30 December (calf)
• Ryan Giggs – out since 10 February (fractured right arm)

• Giggs has been ruled out for four weeks after breaking his arm against Villa.

• O'Shea is not expected to play against this season after complications with his injury, which was originally diagnosed as a dead leg.

• Patrice Evra was selected as left-back in's Team of the Year 2009, with former United player Cristiano Ronaldo in right midfield.

• On 2 December Federico Macheda signed a new four-year contract, tying him to United until 2014.

• United have agreed a deal to sign 20-year-old Chris Smalling from Fulham FC, with the England Under-21 central defender set to move to Old Trafford in the summer.

• On 22 December Albert Scanlon, one of the 'Busby Babes' who was part of the United team which won league titles in 1956 and 1957, died at the age of 74.

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