Manchester United take on Granada tonight in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

United are heavy favourites against La Liga’s ninth placed team.

The first leg is being held in Spain, and United have named a nearly full strength squad, with Eric Bailly and Anthony Martial the two key absentees.

Even with a Premier League away fixture at Tottenham to prepare for on Sunday, United are expected to name a strong side.

Manchester United Travel To Granada For UEFA Europa League Match
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Marcus Rashford is available, but unlikely to play all 90 minutes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his press conference.

The safest route for United to take is to leave Rashford on the bench, and only call on him for the final 20 or so minutes if United need a goal.

Who will make up the front three?

Dan James and Mason Greenwood are certainties to start if Rashford is left on the bench.

If Rashford was starting, then United could have gone with Mason Greenwood as a central striker, in place of Edinson Cavani.


As it stands, Cavani will probably start, with James and Greenwood on either side.

United can then name a strong three-man midfield of Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.

Fred, Nemanja Matic, and Donny van de Beek would all be available from the bench.

United would also have Anthony Elanga, Juan Mata and Amad Diallo as further attacking options.

At the back…

Expect to see United’s ‘regular back four’ in action with Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Shaw could be rested for Telles, but this is such an important game that Solskjaer will probably go with him, and possibly bring the former Porto defender in against Tottenham.

The goalkeeper position is uncertain. David de Gea could take over as ‘cup keeper’ now Dean Henderson has taken his league position.

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