Man United v AC MILAN: Pato returns for Champions League showdown

08 March 2010 06:05
AC Milan striker Alexandre Patolooks to have shaken off a thigh injury after being included inthe squad on Monday for Wednesday's Champions League last 16second leg at Manchester United.[LNB]The Brazilian missed Saturday's 0-0 draw at AS Roma but aclub statement said he would travel to Manchester, where theSerie A side need to overturn a 3-2 first leg deficit. [LNB]Pato trained lightly on Sunday but was mostly confined to gym workbefore undergoing an MRI scan this morning which Milan's medical teamwill assess ahead of rhe clash at Old Trafford.[LNB] Return: Alexandre Pato[LNB]The striker is the key part of the three-pronged attack favoured byMilan coach Leonardo, who was forced to play strikers MarcoBorriello and Klaas Jan Huntelaar as a front two at Roma. [LNB]If the Brazilian is fit enough to start on the right of thetrio, Dutchman Huntelaar is likely to drop to the bench withRonaldinho and Borriello filling the other forward positions. [LNB]David Beckham would have been a candidate to replace Patobut the 34-year-old is now more likely to play on the right ofmidfield if Leonardo decides to bring the England man backagainst his former club. [LNB]Midfielder Mathieu Flamini played instead of substituteBeckham against Roma while Gennaro Gattuso is available at OldTrafford after a ban and Clarence Seedorf returns from a knock.[LNB] Beckham: AC Milan can still knock Man United out of the Champions League Van der Sar warns Man United to learn lessons from Milan nightmare of 2007 EXCLUSIVE: Brown's fears for World Cup... crocked United defender in race for finalsRooney boost for Manchester United as striker looks set to face AC Milan [LNB] 

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