Manchester United should fear Milan, insists Berlusconi

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
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Silvio Berlusconi has called on his AC Milan side to perform ‘at the top of their game’ ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Serie A team travel to Manchester facing the daunting task of having to overturn a 3-2 deficit from when the two sides met at the San Siro three weeks ago.

However Berlusconi is confident his team are equal to the task. “I think Milan can make it if they have belief,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “And Milan do, because we are not afraid of any team in the world, not even Manchester United.”

“If anything, the other sides should fear us.”

But the Italian Prime Minister also stressed that in order to overcome Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, nothing less than wholehearted performances from every member of the team will do.

“It has to be a great Milan performance,” continued the 73-year-old. “We need a possessed Milan with everyone being at the top of their game and without distractions until the final second.”

The AC Milan owner also singled out Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho, who scored Milan’s opener during the first leg, as a ‘key man’ in tomorrow’s encounter.

“Ronaldinho could be the key man,” he added. “He can make the difference with his tricks. But he must be persuaded to play further up the field and try and score goals with more determination.”

AC Milan, despite playing out a goalless draw at Roma on Saturday, still only trail city rivals Inter by four points after Mourinho’s league leaders could only manage a stalemate against Genoa on Sunday.


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