Manchester United show better quality than Slavia Praha 0-2

Manchester United assumed control of their Europa League quarter-final against Granada as goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes secured a 2-0 first-leg victory at Estadio Los Carmenes.

Rashford notched his eighth European goal of the season on 31 minutes with an exquisite control and finish from Victor Lindelof’s pinpoint diagonal, before Fernandes secured a two-goal cushion with a late penalty after he was struck in the face by defender Yan Brice.

The streets were lined with supporters as the teams arrived at the stadium for what was arguably the biggest night in Granada’s history as they participated in a European quarter-final for the very first time – but despite drawing the returning David de Gea into a number of routine saves – the La Liga club rarely threatened United.

The victory leaves United in pole position to progress into the Europa League semi-finals in next Thursday’s return at Old Trafford, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have to finish the job without captain Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw, who are all suspended after picking up yellow cards.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: