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Man Utd vs Granada: Red Devils expected to ease into final four

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are poised to progress past the last eight with one foot already firmly in the semi-finals.

Manchester welcome Granada at Old Trafford on Thursday for the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie.

United go into the match brimming with confidence, having gotten a comfortable win in the first leg back in Spain. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring after elegantly bringing Victor Lindelof’s exquisite pass down and firing the ball into the bottom-right corner. Bruno Fernandes converted a late penalty to seal a 2-0 victory at Los Carmenes.

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The Red Devils come on the back off a 3-1 win over Tottenham, which marked their third successive win in all competitions.

Old Trafford appeared to be their weakness earlier in the season but the English outfit are currently unbeaten in their last eight games on home soil.

Another favorable stat for United is that they have advanced to the next stage on each of the 21 occasions they have emerged victorious in the first away leg of a European tie.

The La Liga side ended their four-match losing streak in all competitions by beating Real Valladolid 2-1 last time out.

Diego Martinez’s side were consistently punching above their weight this season have been struggling in recent weeks.

Defensively, they have been quite fragile, having conceded 10 goals in their previous five games. They’re doing well in attack in comparison, having scored at least one goal in their last 12 away matches in all competitions.

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Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, and Harry Maguire are all suspended for the match, having picked up yellow cards in the first leg. Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly, and Phil Jones are sidelined with injuries.

Domingos Duarte and Yan Eteki are suspended for the visitors due to the accumulation of yellow cards. Neydor Lozano and Luis Milla remain unavailable.

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