Manchester United can reach back to back Europa League semi-finals tonight if they can see off Granada at Old Trafford after a straightforward first leg in Andalusia.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won a routine first leg 2-0 with goals from Marcus Rashford and a late Bruno Fernandes penalty to put one foot in the semi final after a largely untroubled night against last season’s La Liga overachievers.
The Red Devils took a huge stride towards Champions League football after beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on the weekend. However, its back to Europa League action where Solskjaer will see this as the best chance to break his trophy duck.
However, Granada are left with nothing to play for in the league after falling away from a strong league start to sit mid table. After disappointing in the club’s biggest game in its history, the Spanish outfit have it all to do in the second leg. United have progressed on all 21 occasions when they have won the first leg of an away European tie.
United are without Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, and Harry Maguire through suspension after they picked up bookings in the first leg. Eric Bailly remains absent with David De Gea set to return in goal.
Granada are also without defender Domingos Duarte through suspension. Roberto Soldado returns to English soil with a point to prove after failing during a spell Spurs.