Manchester United will hope to ease into the Europa League semi-finals this weekend when they welcome Granada this week. The match schedules for Thursday at Old Trafford with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Red Devils registered a 2-0 first-leg win over their visitors in dramatic fashion, with Bruno Fernandez slotting in a penalty kick. The win solidifies Ole Gunnar ‘s stance into the last four ahead of their clash.
Ole Gunnar looks keen to settle his managerial stance at Old Trafford by picking up the first silverware. Despite getting dropped from the Champions League, the Red Devils remained favorites to go all the way in the competition. All eyes seem locked on a dramatic all-English final between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 26.
Moreover, Solskjaer executed his long-awaited revenge following their 6-1 thrashing at Jose Mourinho’s hands. It was a triumphant 3-1 win at the capital full of heated moments and controversies.
In retrospect, it marks three consecutive home wins at Old Trafford when they welcome Granada on the back of an eight-game unbeaten streak on home soil. The side mustered draws against Real Sociedad and AC Milan in previous rounds.
In contrast, Granada continues defying the odds both domestically and continentally under Diego Martinez. However, their last outing was a disappointment after getting outclassed on their home turf against their opponents.
Manchester United vs. Granada Head to Head
Both sides have one match against each other, with Manchester United taking home one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United
Granada 0-2 Man United
Man United 2-1 Brighton
Leicester City 3-1 Man United
Milan 0-1 Man United
Real Vallavoid 1-2 Granada
Granada 0-2 Man United
Granada 0-3 Villarreal
Valencia 2-1 Granada
Molde FK 2-1 Granada
Manchester United Team News
The trio of Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, and Harry Maguire picked up bookings in the first leg and remain suspended for the second leg. Eric Bailly remains sidelined with coronavirus, while Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are out for the long term. It remains a waiting game with Daniel James emerging a potential.
Granada Team News
Martinez will have to work through suspensions in his camp with Domingos Duarte, and Yan Eteki cautioned three times this campaign. However, the latter might have to step in to replace Yangel Herrera or Maxime Gonalons.
Prediction and Odds
Granada needs no lessons on breaking the defense lines, but the damage is too significant to fill in.
Manchester United Win
Goals Under 2.5
No Score: Away Team