Manchester United took total control of their Europa League quarter-final tie after netting two crucial away goals in an assured showing against Granada.
A half-fit Marcus Rashford fired United into the lead in the first half after taking down Victor Lindelof’s searching long ball and coolly slotting into the bottom corner.
Granada tested David de Gea with several long shots, and struck the woodwork, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team look set to secure another semi-final spot after Bruno Fernandes’ late penalty.
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Manchester United struck twice to ease to a win over Granada and take full control of their Europa League quarter-final clash
Marcus Rashford latched on to a long ball from Victor Lindelof before racing in on goal and then tucking home a neat finish
United will take the first-leg lead back to Old Trafford in their hunt for yet another semi-final under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Granada: Silva, Diaz, Vallejo, Duarte (Sanchez 54), Neva (Foulquier 74), Herrera, Gonalons (Eteki 86), Kenedy (Machis 75), Montoro, Puertas, Soldado (Suarez 87)
Subs not used: Perez, Escandell, Molina, Manas
Booked: Duarte, Brice
Manager: Diego Martinez
Manchester United: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw (Telles 46), Pogba (Matic 72), McTominay, James, Fernandes, Rashford (Cavani 66), Greenwood (van de Beek 85)
Subs not used: Mata, Grant, Fred, Amad, Henderson, Williams, Tuanzebe, Elanga
Goals: Rashford 31, Fernandes 90
Booked: Pogba, McTominay, Shaw, Maguire, Matic
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Bruno Fernandes stepped up after United were awarded a late penalty and squeezed the effort from 12 yards into the corner
Fernandes looked to test LaLiga outfit Granada in Spain and eventually found the target with the stoppage-time spot-kick
Luke Shaw will miss the return leg after picking up a booking in a slight blow to his hopes of further impressing this season
Pogba started at the heart of United’s midfield and also picked up a caution as Granada looked to test the visitors’ backline
Goalscorer Rashford and Fernandes stood poised over a promising free-kick, but the ace blasted the shot over the crossbar
Kenedy tried to squeeze a shot in on goal from a difficult angle and proved a constant thorn in United’s side down the wing
Daniel James was clattered in a challenge by Domingos Duarte, who was forced off after picking up an injury after the blow
Granada coach Diego Martinez (above) urged his team on from the touchline in one of the biggest games in the club’s history
Harry Maguire marauded forward on a fine run for United but saw his attempt whistle wide of the target to the left-hand side
Mason Greenwood tried to jink inside a crowded penalty area but then saw his deft touch defended superbly by Jesus Vallejo
David de Gea was recalled ahead of Dean Henderson in goal and had been on hand to deal with several efforts from distance
Re-live the drama from Spain with live commentary from Sportsmail’s KATHRYN BATTE below…