Man Utd No1 Van der Sar: Time to finish off AC Milan

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is desperate to make history against Champions League opponents AC Milan tomorrow night.

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is desperate to make history against Champions League opponents AC Milan tomorrow night.

The Italians have been a bogey team for the Reds in the European Cup. In four previous two-legged ties, the Rossoneri have always come out on top.

Van der Sar was in goal for one of those defeats, back in 2007, when after a 3-2 first leg win at Old Trafford the Reds lost 3-0 at the San Siro to exit the competition at the semi-final stage.

“It’s not a case of owing Milan one, but we will want to make sure we don’t make the same mistakes we did a few years ago when they knocked us out at the semi-final stage,” he told ManUtd.com.

“They played particularly well in the home leg here when we won 3-2 and Kaka scored two goals. Then at the San Siro, Clarence Seedorf was fantastic – he was excellent in both games actually. But we got a good result in Milan and now we need to finish it off with a magic night at Old Trafford.

“We’re always confident,” he added. “And I haven’t played a lot in the Champions League yet this season, so I’ve been really looking forward to these games.”