United have effectively secured their place in the Europa League semi-final after coming away from Granada with a 2-0 victory. It flattered them a little, but the home side produced very little threat really. Thanks for following the match with us.
- 2nd Half
- Fernandes (P)90'
- Greenwoodvan de Beek85'
- 1/2 Time
- 1st Half
Granada CF - Manchester United
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GOAL FOR UNITED! The weakest penalty goal you will see. Rui Silva guessed right and Fernandes didn't even connect well with it but it squeezed under the keeper's body.
PENALTY FOR UNITED! No one appealed for a spot kick but United have one. VAR are looking at it. Fernandes fell in the box clutching his head and will now take the kick.
The other Luis Suarez comes on for Soldado and Eteki replaces Gonalons.
Donny van der Beek replaces Greenwood.
Matic also receives a yellow card for a foul on Puertas.
James on the break sets up Fernandes through on goal but Rui Silva spreads himself and saves well to deny him. VAR would have disallowed for offside anyhow.
Machis looks likely dribbling from the halfway line and shooting towards goal but it is deflected wide of the goal for a corner.
Lindelof fouls Soldado who rolls 720 degrees but no card for the United defender.
Fine cross from Telles but Cavani did not attack it when it surely would have resulted in a goal if he had.
Neva is replaced by Foulquier and Machis comes on for Kenedy.
Pogba is replaced by Matic.
James outpaces defenders on the left wing but his cross is too high for Cavani.
Maguire gets a yellow card for holding back Soldado and he will miss the second leg as well.
Neva pushing high on the left wing and Lindelof has to be alert to block his cross.
Herrera on the turn hits the ball high over the bar on the half-volley.
Kenedy tries his third effort from out of the box but again it is not troubling De Gea.
Soldado tries an effort from 25 yards out but it is almost as far wide.
Rashford comes off to be replaced by Cavani.
Pogba wins a header from James' corner but can't direct it on target.
Wan Bissaka wins a corner for United.
A fine run from Maguire, picking the ball up 40 yards from goal and shimmying to make space before dragging his effort from the edge of the box wide of the target.
Duarte hobbles off to be replaced by Sanchez.
Telles puts a free kick into a dangerous area but Vallejo clears the danger.
Duarte goes into the book for a late challenge on James and he looks to have come out of it the worst.
Kenedy hits another nice strike from the edge of the box that De Gea gets right behind.
The Spanish side starting the half well and Maguire heads away for another corner just ahead of Soldado.
Alex Telles is on for Shaw and immediately gives away a corneer which United clear.
Granada get us back underway.
Very little going on in the game until the last third but Marcus Rashford's opportunistic effort has United in front.
Almost a chance for Greenwood at the end of the half as he is found by Fernandes on the right side of the penalty area but the defenders squeeze his space and it comes to naught.
Kenedy hits a volley from 25 yards, after being found on the edge of the box from a corner, that De Gea gathers comfortably.
Fernandes does well to cover back to ensure Soldado can't get on the end of Montoro's clip into the box.
Another United yellow card and another player out of the second leg in Luke Shaw. In a dangerous position on the right hand side of the field just 30 yards from goal.
Soldado has his first shot at goal but it is wide of the target.
Off the post! From nowhere, Granada clip the outside of the post after Montoro's free kick was volleyed on the right wing by Herrera.
McTominay picks up a yellow card for just catching Puertas late with his studs, which means he will miss the second leg.
Diaz crosses from the right wing but it is too deep for anyone in the box and goes out for a throw in.
Greenwood shoots at goal with his right foot from the edge of the box but it is deflected wide of the target.
James uses his jet-fuelled legs to get to a ball before the by-line and puts in a fine cross but Duarte heads away in front of Rashford.
GOAL FOR UNITED! Lindelof plays a long ball down the middle for Rashford who runs diagonally in from the wing to beat the offside trap and controls first time with an exquisite touch , allowing him to slide home past Rui Silva.
Good effort from Puertas to keep a ball in on the byline and Soldado hits the side-netting.
Kenedy tries a Van Basten type volley from the opposite side of the penalty area on his left foot - but there's a reason I hark back to an effort from (gulp!) 33 years ago - it flies way over the bar.
McTominay clips a ball through for Rashford and it eventually comes back to the forward who isn't too far over the bar with a curling effort aimed at the far post.
No goals in any of the quarter finals so far. Hopefully a little more action elsewhere than in this one.
Puertas has a chance to put a ball into a dangerous area from the right wing but fires a low cross in which is easily cleared.
Rashford lines up a free kick from a left central position and 30 yards out but it flies harmlessly over the bar.
United take a short corner with Greenwood receiving the ball on the corner of the penalty area and putting in a cross that is comfortably cleared. Gonna say your centre forward shouldn't be out there for a corner.
Shaw looks to be playing high up the pitch, a lot further forward than Wan Bissaka on the other flank who is keeping close attentions on Kenedy.
Granada have a nice corner kick routine that ends with Montoro hitting a deflected cross into the box that De Gea gathers.
Pogba picks up a yellow card for fouling Kenedy after he was dispossessed 30 yards from his own goal.
The game is stopped by a streaker. Quite a surprise these days. Though nice climate to do so - if it's your thing.
Pogba starts a counter-attack from deep in his own half and sprays a long ball for Rashford who has a lot of room to come in from the left flank but sees his cross blocked, as does McTominay with a follow up effort.
On-loan Chelsea man Kenedy puts a ball into the box in the opening seconds and Maguire needed ot be alert to clear.
United get things underway...
The teams are just about ready to go now.
The ageless, or nearly 36 if you prefer, Roberto Soldado is up front for Granada - an old school challenge for Lindelof and Maguire.
Interesting Solskjaer has gone for Mason Greenwood up front rather than Cavani, with Rashford Fernandes and James behind. Elsewhere the outfield side is as expected. All eyes on De Gea to see if he should remain keeper for the trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Here are two better ones though, they have lost just two of their last 27 games in the competition and according to Who Scored are the best rated away team in it this year.
Two fairly ominous stats for United from the big man Opta Joe.
One thing of note about Granada, they are the most aggressive side in the Europa League, with 31 yellow cards to their name. They seem shrewdly aggressive though, no reds.
The Spanish side haven't been as good as last year, when their 7th position in la Liga quaified them for Europe, but they have remained a strong side at home boasting the fifth best record in Spain this year and the best result in their history in the first knockout round - a 2-0 win over Napoli.
Nice touch from the south coast side.
This is the Granada side they will come up against.
This is the United side who play in Spain tonight. Ole has chosen a native goalkeeper...
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the Europa League tie between Granada and Manchester United. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the match with you.