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Granada vs Manchester United Europa League preview: where to watch, team news, predictions

Where to watch, team news and expert predictions for the quarter-final first leg.

Paul Pogba in Manchester United training on Wednesday
Paul Pogba in Manchester United training on Wednesday Manchester United via Getty Images

Granada face Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg on 8 April at 21:00 CET.

Granada vs United build-up


Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Europa League broadcast partner(s) here.

Form guide

Granada
Form: LLLWWL
Latest: Granada 0-3 Villarreal, 03/04
Where they stand: 9th in Liga

Man. United vs Spanish opponents
Man. United vs Spanish opponents

Manchester United
Form: WLWWDW
Next: United 2-1 Brighton, 04/04
Where they stand: 2nd in Premier League

Possible line-ups

Highlights: Granada 2-0 Molde (2 mins)
Highlights: Granada 2-0 Molde (2 mins)

Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Duarte, Germán Sánchez, Díaz; Machís, Herrera, Gonalons, Montoro, Kenedy; Soldado

Man. United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Fred; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James; Cavani

Expert predictions

Simon Hart, Granada reporter: Newcomers Granada have defied expectations already in reaching the last eight, not least with their round of 32 defeat of Napoli. Now comes their biggest test yet. And if they're showing signs of wear and tear after 47 games this term – with three straight defeats for the first time since autumn 2019 – Diego Martínez's team have the spirit, resilience and organisation to raise hopes of another memorable night.

Matthew Howarth, United reporter: United have been notoriously slow starters this season but will need to hit the ground running against a Granada side who have overcome established European outfits en route to the quarter-finals. Spain has not been a particularly happy hunting ground for the Red Devils in recent years, but I fully expect Ole Gunnar Solskjær's team to prevail.

View from the camps

Irwin reaction to United's Granada date
Irwin reaction to United's Granada date

Diego Martínez, Granada coach: "If we think too much about everything United have going for them, we wouldn't even show up. We are facing a giant. So far, doing that has motivated us to push ourselves to the fullest, to compete as a team. Over 180 minutes plus added time, anything can happen. The fact that we are talking here today is because this team has made the very improbable possible."

Ole Gunnar Solskjær, United manager: "I watched [Granada's] games and I have spoken to some people to get insights. They're a team full of experience: full of character and experience, which you expect from teams who have been promoted recently. Great season last year and I think they're one of the teams who have played the most games this season."