Europa League: Ibrahimovic Fit For Manchester United Clash

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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AC Milan veteran striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be in action against Manchester United in the Europa League second round clash in Milan.

The 39-year-old missed the first leg which ended 1-1 at Old Trafford.

He has been injured for weeks but he will be hoping to haunt his former club on Thursday night.

"Ibra and Bennacer will be available, I'm happy with their recovery," Pioli told a press conference in Milan.

"Obviously (Ibrahimovic) can't have the 90 minutes in his legs, but it's an important return for us."

Pioli also hailed Ibrahimovic's influence at the club since he joined the club.

"It's sure that the arrival of Zlatan and Simon Kjaer has helped improve our team in terms of character, they're big voices on the pitch," said Pioli.

"Zlatan is a great champion and has given us a lot in terms of personality and depth.

"We've raised the bar, raised our own expectations."

AC Milan needed a last-minute equaliser from Simon Kjaer to snatch a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the first leg.