Manchester United draw Granada in the quarter-finals of the Europa League
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 18: (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba was Manchester United's hero after coming off the bench and scoring the only goal of the second leg against AC Milan to take The Red Devil's into the final eight of the Europa League.

In the round of 32, United won the tie against Real Sociedad comfortably, after their first leg ended 4-0 to The Reds. The second leg wasn't the most exciting game, that finished 0-0.

Amad Diallo and Milan's Simon Kjær scored in the first leg, meaning that the game was tied at 1-1, however the Rossoneri had the edge going into Thursday nights game because of the away goals rule.

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The first leg will see United travel away to Granada CF. If The Reds progress through, they could face either AFC Ajax or A.S. Roma in the semi-final. And if they progress through to the final they will feature as the away side.

The draw was made on Friday afternoon.

  • Granada's journey to the quarter finals

Granada finished second in their Europa League group, they finished on 11 points, one point behind PSV Eindhoven.

Their biggest win came in their Second qualifying round game, where they beat KF Teuta Durrës, 4-0. In the Third qualifying round they won 2-0 against FC Locomotive Tbilisi, and in the play-offs Granada won again against Malmö FF, 3-1. In total in their group they lost one, won three and drew two games.

The Spanish side beat S.S.C. Napoli 3-2 on aggregate in the round of 32 and again were victorious 3-2 on aggregate when the faced Molde FK in the round of 16. Out of the four games during the knockout stages, Granada lost two of them.

This is the first time that Granada have reached the quarter finals in their history.

  • Granada

Granada currently sit eighth in La Liga on 36 points, which is only one place below where they ultimately finished at the end of last season.

Like United, Granada aren't the only team from their country who are still in this competition, Villarreal CF are the other Spanish side joining them. Premier League side Arsenal also progressed through to the last eight.

Granada's last major trophy came in the 2009/10 season, when they won the Segunda División B. 

  • Granada's manager - Diego Martínez Penas

Diego Martínez Penas was appointed Granada manager in 2018. In his first year with the club he helped them to achieve promotion into the Spanish top flight division.

The 40-year-old also knows about winning the Europa League, he was the assistant manager for Sevilla's first team during their 2013-14 success.

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Last season Martínez Penas helped Granada to a 7th-place finish in his debut top-flight campaign and he helped Granada to qualify for the first time to the UEFA Europa League. For his efforts on 16 December 2019, Martínez was awarded with the Miguel Muñoz Trophy.

  • Ones to watch for Granada

Yangel Herrera has been one of Granada's best performers in this seasons Europe League campaign. He scored three goals in total in his sides three qualifying games, since then he's scored twice and assisted one during there run to the quarter finals. 

The defensive midfielder offers an incentive to attack and defend and could cause United a problem in the midfield battle. It's also key to note that the 23-year-old is on loan from The Red Devil's rivals, Manchester City. 

And for him, who better to prove your ready for first team Premier League football against than your main club's rivals.