History not in Manchester United’s favour after 1-1 draw against AC Milan

Manchester United’s first-leg Europa League clash against AC Milan on Thursday night at Old Trafford ended in a 1-1 draw.

Manchester United teenager Amad Diallo opened the scoring for Manchester United before AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer scored a late equaliser.

Ahead of the second-leg in Milan next week, what are Manchester United’s chances of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

According to OptaJoe, Manchester United have a poor record in European competitions after failing to win the first-leg at home.

When failing to win the first leg at home, Manchester United have been eliminated from six of our last eight ties in European competition, most recently against Barcelona in the 2018-19 Champions League.

Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced Manchester United can progress to the next round despite the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

“Of course, we fancy our chances,” Solskjaer said.

“We have been exciting away from home, especially against Sociedad. That was as template of how we want to play in games.”