Fassone: AC Milan looks to Manchester United as Europa League example

AC Milan would do well to follow Manchester United‘s example and treat the Europa League with utmost priority, explained club general manager Marco Fassone.

The Red Devils switched gears late in the 2016-17 season, choosing to focus on qualifying for the next Champions League by winning the Europa League instead of trying to fight for a top-four spot in the Premier League. Even though United finished fifth last season, Jose Mourinho’s side qualified for the next edition of Europe’s elite club tournament, and remain still in contention.

Milan sits seventh in Serie A, 14 points behind leader Internazionale, and Fassone figures the club would be wise to try to follow United’s path, too.

“Obviously Manchester United are an example that we want to bear in mind,” Fassone told RAI Radio, as quoted by ESPN FC. “(The Europa League is) the only trophy that we’re lacking in the cabinet, and then if you consider where we are in the league, we want to give it a try.

“We know there are teams who are better equipped than we are, but let’s not forget also that when the Europa League restarts in February, (new head coach Gennaro) …read more

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