Granada face Manchester United in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final on 8 April at 21:00CET. This news will be updated with information from the teams, statements and expert analysis as the start of the clash approaches.
Last hour of the game
Where to watch the game on TV
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State of form
Last match: Granada 0-3 Villarreal, 03/04
Position in your league: 9th in the League
Manchester United against Spanish rivals
Last match: United – Brighton 2-1, 04/04
Position in your league: 2nd in the Premier League
Granada: Rui Silva; Víctor Diaz, Domingos Duarte, Germán, Carlos Neva; Yangel Herrera, Gonalons; Montoro; Darwin Machís, Kenedy; Molina
Man. United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Fred; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James; Cavani
Molde – Granada 2-1 (2 minutes)
Gonzalo Aguado (@UEFAcomGonzaloA), reporter for Granada: Historic night for the Andalusian team, which will host a world football giant in the first leg of the quarterfinals. But the English team, champions in 2017, does not scare Diego Martínez’s men, who have already shown that they can stand up to any team on the continent. In addition, the Galician coach is recovering important players such as Yangel Herrera, Darwin Machís or Carlos Neva, and surely he will not make it easy for Manchester United. Granada is living a dream in this Europa League, and one cannot help but remember Calderón de la Barca, who said: ‘What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction; and the greatest good is small; that all life is a dream, and dreams are dreams’.
Matthew Howarth, United reporter: United have gone downhill since the start of the season, but will need to take a turn against a team like Granada that have beaten established European teams on their way to the quarter-finals. Spain has not been a particularly happy hunting ground for the ‘Red Devils’ in recent years, but I hope Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team will prevail.
Declarations of the protagonists
Milan – Man. United 0-1 (2 minutos)
Diego Martínez, Granada coach: “If we think too much about everything United has, if we go out to play. We face a great one. So far that has motivated us, it has brought out the best in us, it has made us compete as a team. In 180 more minutes the Added time can happen from everything. The fact that we are talking here today is because this team makes the very improbable possible. “
Ole Gunnar Solskjær, United coach: “I have seen Granada’s games and I have spoken with some people to get to know them better. They are a team with a lot of experience and character, which is what is expected of teams that have recently promoted. They had a great season last year and I think it is one of the teams that has played the most games this season. “
Reasons to believe in the feat of Granada