Last night Milan were exceptional against Manchester United, but two men – Franck Kessie and Simon Kjaer – stood out in particular.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes (via MilanNews), in the absence of many big names – including the group leader Zlatan Ibrahimovic – it was the Ivorian and the Dane who took the young Pioli team under their wing and set an example with excellent performances.
Kessie dominated again in the middle of the field and also scored a beautiful goal, which was excluded from the VAR for an alleged handball that seemed wrong. Since joining Milan, Kessie has practically always played, but in the last year his growth has been exponential and has now become a fundamental pillar of the core.
In January 2020 Kjaer arrived to support the defense, and is one of the drivers of the improvement over the last year. He was also decisive in last night’s offensive phase, scoring the 1-1 in the 92nd minute with his first goal for the Rossoneri.
The K factor also worked last night at Old Trafford, a stadium where it also worked in 2007 thanks to Kakà.