Granada CF vs Manchester United: Team news, ones to watch, predicted line ups, kick-off time and how to watch
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Manchester United head into Thursday night's Europa League fixture off the back of a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, in the Premier League on Sunday. The Red Devils were not at their best. However, goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood cancelled out Danny Welbeck's opener.

Granada CF on the other hand come into this game in poor form. They've lost their last three games in all competitions, their last game finished 3-0 to fellow Spanish team and Europa League contenders Villarreal. They face Dinamo Zagreb in their quarter final first leg tie.

In the last round of the competition, United saw off AC Milan, 2-1 on aggregate. Granada, on the other hand, progressed through by beating Molde 3-2 on aggregate.

  • Team news

Anthony Martial will most likely miss the rest of the season after damaging his knee on international duty with France. Alex Telles missed the win against Brighton through illness and Eric Bailly was also absent for that game, he tested positive for COVID-19 whilst away with the Ivory Coast team.

Marcus Rashford left the field early on Sunday, he picked up a knock ten minutes after his equalising goal for The Reds. 18-year-old Anthony Elanga has been added to the United squad for the Europa League game against Granada.

For the home side, fullbacks, Carlos Neva and Dimitri Foulquier are doubts through injury and Quini is ineligible. Neyder Lozano is another long term absentee, although he would also be ineligible to play.

And Luis Suarez has little chance of being fit, he's got a hamstring problem. Alberto Soro is also carrying a knock and might not feature in this game.

  • Predicted lineups

Granada CF: Silva; Vallejo, Duarte, Sanchez, Diaz; Gonalons, Eteki; Kenedy, Herrera, Machis; Soldado

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani

  • Ones to watch

Granada CF: Roberto Soldado

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The former Tottenham Hotspur striker is Granada's joint top scorer this season, alongside Jorge Molina. They've both hit the back of the net 11 times this season. At 35-years-old, Soldado brings a lot of experience to his side. He also scored in both legs of Granada's last Europa League games against Molde. The forwards scored three in his last five, and despite not scoring last weekend does come into this game in decent form.

Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes

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Fernandes is the key for success it seems for United. The midfielder seems to add to his impressive record in every game that he plays. He's played 30 games in the Premier League this season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 11 times. In United's first four Europa League games, the 26-year-old has scored twice, he's only one goal off of what he achieved in the competition last season (five games, three goals). Although the Portuguese midfielder wasn't directly involved in any of the goals against AC Milan, one of his best performances this season came in the first leg of the Europa League game against Real Sociedad, he scored twice that game.

  • How to watch and kick off time

This game will kick off on Thursday evening (08/04/21) at 20:00 BST. It will be broadcasted live on BT Sport.