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Granada vs Man Utd: Europa League – LIVE!

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.

With kick-off at 8pm BST, follow all the action on our LIVE blog!

Live updates

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9 mins: Granada have a free-kick – it’s flighted in towards Soldado who’s clearly offside, and Fernandes away from him clears for a corner – but for some reason, the offside flag doesn’t go up. Very strange. Luckily for United, De Gea claims the set piece.

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7 mins: Pogba takes a heavy touch with his back to his own goal and lunges in with a nasty tackle here, picking up a deserved yellow card – that was reckless.

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Well now… there aren’t any fans allowed in the stadium – and even if they were, they’d certainly have to be dressed, unlike the streaker who has just bounded across the pitch.

A brief break in play, and we’re ready to continue.

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4 mins: Pogba gets free of his marker deep in his own half and bounds forward before splitting the pitch with a great long ball to Rashford. He gets in from the left but dallies until there’s no space, and fires at a defender.

Rashford looks to be in a bit of pain here – he was a slight doubt before the game, but Solskjaer said the forward was ready to play. We’ll follow that one closely…

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Anthony Martial may be out injured, but United have another Anthony – Elanga – on the bench today. He’s 18 and has been scoring for the U23s, nabbing eight. This will be a great experience for him, and he may even get a debut if things go well for United.

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1 mins: A great start from Granada down the left – Maguire clears the first cross and then Wan-Bissaka gets his head to the next one. The hosts have come flying out of the traps.

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Kick-off!

We are underway in Spain. Granada are in their home kit of red and white striped top, blue shorts and white socks, with United in their black change strip.

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The teams are out, and the Europa League anthem – which is certainly growing on people despite the legendary nature of the Champions League equivalent – blares out.

We’re almost ready to go…

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We are closing in on kick-off, with 10 minutes until the first leg gets underway. United will want a strong start with away goals up for grabs.

Although United look odds-on for a top-four spot, they will want this tie wrapped up without having to plan around a tricky second leg for the next week-and-a-half.

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Europa League winner odds

Before the Europa League quarter-finals kicks off, here are the latest odds on who will lift the trophy courtesy of Betfair


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