MANCHESTER UNITED continue their Europa League campaign with a first leg clash against Granada.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side saw off AC Milan in the last round after a superb 1-0 win at the San Siro.
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Spanish side Granada beat Molde in the last-16 but have lost their last three games in all competitions.
When is Granada vs Man Utd?
- The first-leg of this last-eight tie will be held on Thursday, April 8.
- Kick-off is at 8pm BST.
- It will be the first ever meeting between the two sides in this competition.
What TV channel is Granada vs Man Utd on and can I live stream it?
You can catch coverage of this match live on BT Sport 2.
If you're a BT Sport customer or have BT Broadband, you can download the official app on your mobile, tablet, PC or games console.
How can I watch for free?
- EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
- And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
What is the team news?
Anthony Martial will miss around a month after suffering a sprained knee on international duty for France.
Marcus Rashford is set to be assessed after leaving the win over Brighton with a knock, while Eric Bailly is out after testing positive for Covid-19.
Luis Milla and Luis Suarez are both out injured for the hosts, while Quini is ineligible.
- Granada to win – 5/1
- Draw – 13/5
- Man Utd victory – 4/7
- United to qualify – 1/7
*All odds from Paddy Power and correct at time of publication.
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THE TEAMSHEETS ARE IN!
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Granada will tonight become the 11th different Spanish side that Manchester United have faced in major European competitions, and the Red Devils don't always get off on the right foot when it comes to new opponents.
United have lost their first ever meeting with five of those previous ten Spanish clubs: Athletic Bilbao in 1957, Real Madrid in 1957, Barcelona in 1984, Atletico de Madrid in 1991 and, most recently, Deportivo de La Coruna in 2001.
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Welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League quarter-final first leg between Granada and Manchester United.
The destination is Spain again for another European tie that pits La Liga against the Premier League.
And while this contest might not hold the glamour of Real Madrid’s Champions League match Liverpool, it’s a huge night in the history of Granada CF.
Promoted back to the top-flight just two years ago, the Andalusian outfit are aiming to become the first club to reach the semi-finals of a European competition in their maiden continental campaign since Villarreal in 2004.
Having finished 7th last year, the Nazaries are on course for another top half finish domestically too despite having conceded more goals than any other club in the division.
Diego Martinez’s men have saved some of their best performances for the Europa League, dispatching Napoli and Molde along the way following 2-0 wins at Nuevo Los Cermenes.
Granada have the familiar faces of Roberto Soldado and Kenedy in their attack, and in Yangel Hererra – on loan from Manchester City – they have an exciting talent eager to make a mark against his parent club ‘s rivals.
Nevertheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will fancy their chances of making it through to an 18th European semi-final, especially considering their impressive away form this term.
The news that Marcus Rashford is fit to play following his weekend knock is a boost; the England forward has been responsible for scoring a third of United’s 21 goals in Europe this season.
However, there will be no be Anthony Martial alongside him in attack after the Frenchman was injured on international duty, while Eric Bailly has tested positive for Covid-19.
We’ll have confirmation of tonight’s starting line-ups shortly before the action gets underway at 8pm.
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