Half-Time Report: (Watch Video) AC Milan have two goals disallowed as Harry Maguire misses clear chance

Going into the game, Man Utd had the stronger team on paper – but it’s AC Milan who have had the better game so far.

The visitors have seen two goals disallowed inside the opening 45.

Leao latched onto a long ball and finished well past Henderson, but the linesman flagged the forward for offside.

Kessie thought he handed AC Milan the lead too.

The midfielder was picked out from a throw-in, he took one touch and fired a volley into the far corner – only for VAR to intervene and rule the goal out for a handball in the build-up.

Man Utd’s best chance of the half came through Maguire.

The United captain met Fernandes’ flick-on at the far post, but saw his effort from one yard out hit the post.

Maguire got a touch on the ball from one yard out, but it hit the post and Milan cleared.

Former Premier League star identifies England’s best left-back

Dimitar Berbatov has picked Luke Shaw as England’s best left-back after a string of impressive displays by the defence ace.

And the Manchester United star’s transformation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proves he’s finally grown as a player.

Berbatov told Betfair: “I thought Luke was man of the match (against City). He was great in that game. He was going into tackles, working hard, passing well and playing in a no-nonsense manner. His transformation under Ole shows that he has grown into the position.

“I saw a meme saying that since United signed Alex Telles, Shaw has turned into the best defender in Europe. If we put the joke aside, this is what competition can do for you sometimes. You feel comfortable, then the team buy someone in your position and you realise that you need to prove how good you are.

“This then brings the best out of you. Competition is certainly one of the factors that has helped him develop and improve. It also comes down to personal motivation, you don’t know about his private life and whether he feels comfortable. He was great on Sunday, as was the whole team.

“There are lots of good players in both the left and right-back positions for England. Gareth Southgate has decisions to make and he is now the best left-back in my opinion. He now just needs to back it up. He just needs to stick to his trends, keep it simple and he’ll be an even better player.”

Chelsea players have questions to answer after beating Liverpool, Tottenham, others- former Blues star

Chelsea’s players must ‘look at themselves’ after shining for Thomas Tuchel but not Frank Lampard, says former Blues defender Glen Johnson.

Tuchel is unbeaten in 11 games since succeeding axed Lampard on January 26, taking Chelsea from ninth to fourth.

But Lampard’s ex-club and country team-mate Johnson, 36, questioned why such a star-studded squad spluttered so badly towards the end of his 18-month reign.

Johnson told CheltenhamGuides.com: “When Tuchel first came in, Chelsea were beating teams that they should have been beating. But now they’ve shown they can beat Tottenham, Everton and got a good result against Manchester United.

“I think that Lampard could have done a similar job, it’s just a shame and a problem for the players. How can they perform like this for the new manager but they couldn’t for Lampard?

“So the players have to look at themselves. But that said, right now the appointment looks good because they’re absolutely flying.”

Fulham confident of convincing Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, others to remain

Fulham are confident of convincing all their loan stars to stay — if they beat the drop.

The Cottagers, who are in the relegation zone on goal difference, have SEVEN borrowed players playing regularly for boss Scott Parker.

According to The Sun, there is a growing belief all of them can re-sign next season IF they stay in the Premier League. They have options to buy four loanees at the end of the season.

These include Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, Torino defender Ola Aina, Bordeaux striker Josh Maja and Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.

All four have contributed significantly this term with Areola and Aina helping Fulham to a 1-0 win at Liverpool, where Lemina got the winner. And striker Maja, who scored both goals in last month’s win at Everton, could stay regardless of whether Fulham retain their top-flight status.

The other three loan players who do not have options in their deals are Lyon defender Joachim Andersen, RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Solskjaer reacts to Edinson Cavani father’s comments about his son’s Manchester United future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes a change in the weather could convince Edinson Cavani his future lies in Manchester.

On a not unfamiliar soaking wet day in the North West, Solskjaer was quizzed on quotes from the striker’s father saying he wanted to quit United.

But ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash with AC Milan, the old Trafford chief said: “Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit.

“From my bad Spanish and his better English, he’s very proud to play for Manchester United. He’s always going to give his best, if it’s beyond this season as well.

“The decision hasn’t been made. As we’ve said, he’s made a great contribution so far.

“We’re just working on getting him back on the pitch and fit and we’ll convince him when the weather in Manchester improves.”