Granada vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Europa League updates tonight

Granada vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Europa League updates tonight


Luke Shaw holds off an opponent

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Manchester United are taking on Granada tonight in the Europa League quarter-finals, hoping to earn an away lead from this first leg encounter. United are the favourites to win the competition and will count themselves fortunate to have drawn a team who have never reached this stage before, and lie ninth in La Liga, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be taking anything for granted.

The good news for United is that Marcus Rashford is available and in the squad which journeyed to the south of Spain – and has been named in the starting line-up. The 23-year-old limped off in the second half against Brighton on Sunday and trained on Wednesday, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is unlikely to be “a 90-minute man” tonight. Anthony Martial could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury and Eric Bailly remains in the Ivory Coast after a positive coronavirus test.

Follow all the action from the first leg below.

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GRANADA 0 – 1 MAN UTD

36 mins: Some nice one-touch passing from Granada almost gets them into the United box as Antonio Puertas finds Kenedy. He spins nicely but then slips on the edge of the box and the visitors are able to clear the ball.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:39

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GRANADA 0 – 1 MAN UTD

33 mins: Manchester United take the lead in Spain and they’ve scored a crucial away goal. Let’s see how Granada respond, will they open up and take the game to United?

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:35

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GRANADA 0 – 1 MAN UTD – RASHFORD

31 mins: GOAL! This is lovely from Marcus Rashford. Roberto Soldado hits the side-netting with an effort for Granada and David De Gea gives the ball to Victor Lindelof from the goal kick. Lindelof spots Rashford making a run in behind and he fires it long up the pitch. Rashford brings the ball down with a superb first touch before poking it past Rui Silva in the Granada goal.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:31

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

27 mins: Close. Rashford takes the ball down the left wing and plays it into Fernandes. He turns in the box and has a shot charged down. The rebound comes back to Rahsford who curls one towards the top right corner but narrowly sends it wide of goal.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:29

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

24 mins: The game is taking on a familiar feel for Manchester United. They’re controlling possession and the opposition sits back looking to counter. The Red Devils struggle to break teams down this way and so it’s proving tonight as well. Maguire provides a bit of impetus by driving the ball into the box but he loses it to Victor Diaz before he can shoot.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:24

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

21 mins: Rashford eyes up the target from the set piece and he drills one at goal. There’s a bit of swerve and dip on the effort but not enough and the strike goes sailing over the crossbar.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:21

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

18 mins: Pogba and Fernandes are trying to find some space in behind the Granada back line but they’re finding it difficult. Fernandes in particular is growing frustrated. He’s brought down in the inside left and Man Utd win a free kick.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:19

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

12 mins: Granada are determined to put pressure on the ball as Man Utd attempt to utilise the wide areas of the pitch. Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets forward on the overlap and wins a corner. Shaw plays it short to Rashford who sends it inside to Mason Greenwood. He chips the ball out to Maguire who finds Pogba but he isn’t able to get a shot away.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:16

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

9 mins: The free kick is taken by Angel Montoro. He flicks it into the box but Bruno Fernandes is there to head the ball behind for a corner. Kenedy plays it short to Montoro whose eventually cross comes safely into the hands of David De Gea.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:11

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GRANADA 0 – 0 MAN UTD

6 mins: Rashford looks to be moving a little stiffly out there. He took a moment to rub down his ankle after his run into the box, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to keep an eye an him. Paul Pogba is caught on the ball and lunges at Kenedy trying to win it back. He takes out the man, gives Granada a free kick and picks up a yellow card for the challenge.

Michael Jones8 April 2021 20:09



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