Manchester United secured a 2-0 victory in a dire game against Granada in Spain.
The Reds were the overwhelming favourites going into the game. Still, they barely moved out of first gear, with Marcus Rashford’s first-half effort and Bruno Fernandes’ late penalty enough to secure a lead ahead of next week’s second leg at Old Trafford.
Manchester United see off Granada in UEL first leg
Rashford’s goal was the one moment of real quality in the game, as he expertly controlled Victor Lindelof’s long through ball before slotting home for his 20th of the season.
One thing that might concern Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going into the game in seven days is the number of players who will be suspended. Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay went into the game a booking away from a one-game suspension, and each player was cautioned.
Before these two sides meet again on April 15th, Granada travels to face Valladolid in their next La Liga outing. On the other hand, Manchester United will hope to continue their good form against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.