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Fillipo Inzaghi woe as AC Milan struggle in preseason

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AC Milan were battered 5-1 by Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday evening in a result that will send shivers down the spines of all those associated with the Rossonieri.

Though any pre-season result should be taken with a pinch of salt, that a side as prestigious and successful of the Milan were emphatically thumped by a club never to lift the Champions League is yet another indicator of the struggles that face new manager Fillipo Inzaghi.

The Italian, a club legend and the man whose brace delivered their last European triumph, looked out of his depth and if this summer’s results are anything to go by is not the man to turn their fortunes around.

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Mercurial City

Poor though Milan were, credit must go to Manuel Pellegrini’s City side who look well equipped to defend the crown won in May.

Stevan Jovetic endured a troublesome first campaign on English shores yet found the net twice in Pittsburgh, with further goals coming from Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Sulley Muntari, a Ghanaian rebel during his side’s World Cup campaign, found the net for the Italian side but was mere consolation.

Milan malaise

The decision to appoint Inzaghi as manager raised many eyebrows around the San Siro given his lack of managerial experience.

Clarence Seedorf had been given the job in similar circumstances back in January when he replaced Massimiliano Allegri, but that his CV read a blank coupled with Milan’s 7th placed finish prompted Silvio Berlusconi to wield the axe.

In America Milan were shambolic, abysmal, and a far cry from the side that lifted the Scudetto just three years ago.

Such an abject performance came mere days after being drubbed by Greek outfit Olympiakos in a convincing 3-0 triumph.

Mario Balotelli started Sunday’s match on the substitutes bench, but despite being introduced during the second half failed to make an impact in a display that could push him further towards the exit door.

Inzaghi decisions

Inzaghi has already recruited the likes of Alex, Jeremy Menez and Adil Rami but question marks continue to linger over the likes of Balotelli, Nigel De Jong and Robinho.

The new man at the helm now has decisions to make over their futures, and also who next to recruit as Milan are clearly bereft of any type of star quality.

Tactics will also need readdressing given how City incised them with terrifying ease, with Milan lacking an identity to turn them into true title challengers once more.

Securing the return of Champions League football will be Inzaghi’s utmost priority, but right now they look a side unworthy of gracing European football whatsoever.

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