Manchester United turn their focus on their Europa League quarter-finals against Granada for the first leg. The match schedules for Thursday at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, with a kickoff at 10 pm.
The Spanish outfit recorded a shocking overturn against Molde to advance to the last eight, whereas Manchester United overcame AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate in the last 16.
Granada’s rise to stardom seems to have no limits this season. A 2-0 win in the first leg of the last 16 battle with Molde, giving them a significant advantage in the Norwegian outfit’s second leg.
Despite Molde rising in the second leg with a 2-1 win, the damage was already done with the away goal netted by veteran Roberto Soldado proving the difference. Granada ensured that their grand entrance into the Europe elite would be memorable.
The side entry into the clash on the back of two successive La Liga defeats Valencia and Villarreal. Their loss to the Yellow submarines ended a four-game winning streak, with only one loss in their last six Europa League games.
On the other hand, Manchester United are currently carving a name for themselves as comeback kings in the Premier League. This was put to the test after going a goal own against Brighton. However, Marcus Rashford and Greenwood came through for the Red Devils to make it ten unbeaten running streak.
Granada vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have yet to meet at this stage of the competition. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Granada 0-3 Villarreal
Valencia 2-1 Granada
Granada 1-0 Real Sociedad
Granada 2-0 Molde FK
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Granada
Man United 2-1 Brighton
Leicester City 3-1 Man United
Milan 0-1 Man United
Man United 1-0 West Ham
Man United 1-1 Milan
Granada Team News
Martinez will have to work around an injury crisis at the camp with full-backs Carlos Neva, Dimitri Foulquier and Quini available for the trip. Neyder Lozano is another long-term absentee for the club while also being ineligible to feature.
Manchester United Team News
Anthony Martial continues life on the sidelines after picking a knee injury during the international break. Daniel James might start the left flank if Marcus Rashford does not pass a late fitness test. Ales Telles missed out last time due to non-Covid related issues and remained a doubt.
Prediction and Odds
United cannot afford to give away this game as they did against Brighton; thus, we expect to get the job done.
Correct Score: 0-2
Manchester United Win
Goals Under 3.5