Steve McManaman criticized AC Milan's poor performance in their Champions League semi-final match against Inter, which saw the latter dominate and take a 2-0 lead in the first half. Former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko scored in the eighth minute, followed by ex-Manchester United and Arsenal man Henrikh Mkhitaryan just three minutes later.
McManaman praised Inter's performance while criticizing Milan's defense and shell-shocked attitude. Rio Ferdinand echoed his sentiments, saying that the Inter team came out like sprinters while Milan couldn't react. The score left Milan with a lot of work to do in the second half, but they were unable to break down their rivals.