Full-time | Granada 0-2 Man Utd
That’s it – a shame for Granada as they struggled to get going on the biggest night in their history, with two mistakes costing ultimately them.
United were perfunctory, but that’s all they needed to be – they were comfortable with De Gea never really tested, and can now surely plan for the semi-finals.
GOAL! Granada 0-2 Man Utd | Bruno Fernandes, 89 mins
Well… Fernandes’ spot-kick is not a good one as Rui Silva guesses correctly, but the keeper can’t keep it out despite getting both hands to it.
Still, it counts – and that should be the tie over.
GOAL! Granada 0-1 Manchester United | Marcus Rashford, 30 mins
Out of nothing, United lead!
Granada had a half-chance down the other end which comes to nothing.
De Gea plays the goal kick out to Lindelof who carries the ball forward, spots the run of Rashford off the shoulder and plays a superb long ball over the top of the defence.
Rashford takes the ball down brilliantly and calmly slots home!
Manchester United are five games away from Europa League glory as they kick off their quarter-final quest with a trip to Granada.
Having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester, and with Man City on the brink of the Premier League title, the Europa League is United’s last chance of silverware this season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to claim his first trophy since taking charge.
United overcame AC Milan in the previous round while Granada, currently ninth in LaLiga, beat Solskjaer’s former club Molde 3-2 on aggregate despite losing the second leg of their last-16 tie.
With the Red Devils looking likely to finish in the top four, winning the Europa League becomes less a means to sealing Champions League qualification, and more a test of whether Solskjaer’s squad possess a trophy-winning mentality.
Man Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Greenwood
Subs: Granty, Henderson, Cavani, Mata, Fred, Amad, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Elanga