Man United star Daniel James was pleased to see his side claim a victory against Granada. However, the Welshman says the job is not yet done.
Daniel James was left impressed with Manchester United’s character as they secured a 2-0 win away to Granada in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash.
The victory puts the Red Devils in a commanding position ahead of the return leg at Old Trafford next week. It would take something special for Granada to score two unreplied goals against United.
A first-half strike from Marcus Rashford and a late Bruno Fernandes penalty were the highlights of a hard-fought contest at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.
James agrees United now have one foot in the semi-finals but insists they have to maintain a competitive approach and avoid any form of complacency in the return leg.
“It’s a great position, I think today we fought well” the Welshman said after the game, per the club’s website.
“Coming here, we knew it was going to be physical, it would be a good match for us and I think the important thing today is the clean sheet and going into the second leg with those two away goals.
“The tie isn’t over yet, we still have to concentrate on next week. We’ll still go into the game with the same attitude.“
James also stressed the importance of the two away goals going into next week’s return leg at Old Trafford.
“[They’re] very important. It’s not just two goals, they’re away goals, it’s so big going into the second leg.
“They [Granada] gave us a good fight and they will next week as well. For them, [they’ll] come to us with nothing to lose, so we’ll definitely be ready for that.”