AC Milan defender Thiago Silva: Pato can help us dump Man Utd

AC Milan defender Thiago Silva insists they can dump Manchester United out of the Champions League - if Alexandre Pato is fit.

AC Milan defender Thiago Silva insists they can dump Manchester United out of the Champions League - if Alexandre Pato is fit.

Pato is battling a thigh injury ahead of the second-leg tie, with Milan going to Old Trafford needing to overcome a 3-2 deficit.

"I read that we might get him back in time for the match against Manchester United… we hope so. His speed can be decisive against Ferguson's side.

“Even if United will start from a favourable position, they cannot just think about defending. And if you leave Pato a metre, he strikes you like lightning.”