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AC Milan scored a late equaliser at Old Trafford last night to leave United an uphill climb going into the second leg with the tie poised at 1-1.
Milan had two goals disallowed in the first-half – one for a blatant offside before Franck Kessie was harshly judged to have handballed it in the build up to his stunning volley.
But the main talking point of the first-half was Harry Maguire missing the easiest chance the world has ever seen from all of one yard in the latter stages.
The centre-half somehow hit the post from point blank range.
But that didn’t matter just five minutes into the second period when Amad Diallo got on the end of Bruno Fernandes’ impressive ball over the top and executed a brilliant back-header which looped over Gianluigi Donnarumma.
United dug in and looked like they would hold on for a precious clean sheet.
But in the second minute of stoppage time, Simon Kjaer got on the end of a standard looking in swinging corner.
His glanced header was straight at Dean Henderson but he failed to tip it over and it went in to give Milan a valuable away goal.
Maguire admitted there were no excuses for his miss after the game but did say ‘That’s why I’m not a forward’.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Very disappointed to conceded with one of the last kicks of the ball, or head.
“That makes it harder of course, but it was always going to be going down to the second game there, anyway.
“I’ve seen him [Henderson] save them, but it’s the structure that we lose. We dropped too deep and we get blocked off and they get the header on.
“We should have attacked the ball with the men we had there.
“We were a bit too slow with the possession. That’s the learning we have to get into ourselves, we have to perform every single week.
“We’re playing against good teams. Probably a draw is a fair result.”
Elsewhere, Premier League stars are being quizzed on how they can fix the VAR mess.
Surveys are being sent out to all 20 top-flight clubs in an unprecedented move by league chiefs.
Managers, captains and top brass from clubs will provide feedback on the system which has been ridiculed all season.
The shambles reached a new low on Wednesday after Manchester City’s Phil Foden was denied a stonewall penalty against Southampton.
It sparked outrage from City boss Pep Guardiola, with fellow Prem bosses rounding to blast VAR yesterday.
League chiefs will now finally listen to their frustrations and surveys are expected to be returned by next Friday ahead of being discussed at the next shareholder meeting on March 25.