Manchester United have travelled to the southern Spanish city of Granada for Thursday’s Europa League quarterfinal first leg. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side will be pleased at having avoided Arsenal or Roma in the draw, and will be expecting a relatively routine advance into the semifinals. Granada are currently sitting ninth in the La Liga table, and saw off Solskjær’s former club, Molde, and Italian giants Napoli to get this far.
The Spanish side are, however, hampered by the absences of several first-teamers. Quini, Luis Milla and Luis Suárez (not that one) are all out; Dimitri Foulquier, Carlos Neva and Alberto Soro are doubts. For United, Anthony Martial is sidelined with a knee injury, and Eric Bailly is out after testing positive for COVID-19. Alex Telles, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata have all made the trip, but will have to pass late fitness tests to play.
Europa League schedule
The match kicks off at 20:00 GMT, which is 3:00PM EST, and 12:00PM PST.
Europa League channel
BT Sport 2 for those in the UK. UniMás for those in the US. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Europa League streaming
BT Sport’s streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) or through the TUDN app. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Edinson Cavani.
Update: Greenwood starts up top.
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