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Manchester United draw Granada in Europa League

A perfectly nice trip that would be spoiled by football.

Molde v Granada - UEFA Europa League Round Of 16 Leg Two
Roberto Soldado - remember him?
Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images

Manchester United have been drawn against Granada in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

United progressed from the first knockout round by beating AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate. They had drawn 1-1 in the home leg but on Thursday night had French midfielder Paul Pogba to thank for a second-half goal that was enough to send them through.

Spanish team Granada were drawn as their next opponents on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland, at an interminable UEFA ceremony, which is punishingly dull for all concerned.

United will play their first leg on 11 April when they - presumably - travel to Spain for the away leg, though the location is subject to change due to coronavirus restrictions.

The second leg will be played on 17 April at Old Trafford, though again, that is subject to alteration due to protocols surrounding the coronavirus. There is little chance of spectators being allowed, though there is expected to be a loosening of restrictions in April from the British government. Apart from protesting, obviously, where they are trying to make it possible to arrest you if you are annoying.

Here is some more info, lifted from United’s official website in order to pad out the space on this page and get it included in aggregation services, and to better perform for SEO purposes, which is the only thing that keeps bread on the table and me in my incredibly stylish outfits. So, here you go:


  • Arsenal v Slavia Prague
  • Ajax v Roma
  • Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal


  • Granada or MANCHESTER UNITED v Ajax or Roma
  • Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal v Arsenal or Slavia Prague

Upcoming fixtures around Europa League ties

  • Sun 4 April | United v Brighton
  • Thu 8 April | Granada v United
  • Sun 11 April | Tottenham v United
  • Thu 15 April | United v Granada
  • Sat 17 April | United v Burnley (date TBC)