We were fairly intrigued when Jose Mourinho described Jesse Lingard as a “fake right-back” in Man United’s win over Crystal Palace last week.
But Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has gone one better in their Europa League clash against Arsenal this evening, playing former Liverpool and Sunderland flop Fabio Borini as a RIGHT-BACK.
The striker hit just 16 goals during his time in England but somehow still managed to earn a move to the San Siro this summer – joining the mega-rich Serie A side on loan from the Black Cats.
Unsurprisingly, he’s not been exactly prolific for the Rossoneri either, although he’s found himself being used as a bit of a utility player lately, filling any role that’s required of him up front or in midfield.
However, with the likes of Davide Calabria, Ignazio Abate and Andrea Conti all out at the moment, Gattuso has seemingly challenged the Italian’s versatility further by picking him at right-back.
Honestly, we’ve seen everything now.
Considering Milan have boasted such greats as Franco Baresi, Cafu, Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta at full-back over the years, we can’t really handle the idea of Borini playing there in the famous red and black.
Luckily, Twitter is equally dumbfounded.