Manchester Utd vs Granada CF Europa League LIVE Football Score 8 April 2021
Ahead of our 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Easter Sunday, Ole confirmed that Anthony Martial will be out for several weeks after suffering a sprained knee while on international duty with France. Marcus Rashford departed the pitch 15 minutes early, after equalising against the Seagulls, and the full extent of the knock he suffered is not yet known. Eric Bailly has tested positive for COVID-19 and is unavailable for the Reds for the time being.
For Granada, midfielder Luis Milla and attacker Luis Suarez will miss out on the first leg of the quarter-final with muscle injuries. Full-back Quini has played the full 90 minutes in each of the last three La Liga matches, but is ineligible for this tie.
The Reds will look to keep up the momentum following Sunday’s impressive second-half comeback against the Seagulls. Before the international break, Ole’s men had gone 14 games unbeaten leading up to our Emirates FA Cup exit against Leicester City. In that unbeaten run prior to our cup elimination, United triumphed 2-0 over Manchester City away from home and overcame AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate in the Europa League round of 16.
On their way to the quarter-finals, Granada knocked out Italian side Napoli, as well as Ole’s former club Molde. Despite their impressive European run in their maiden continental campaign, United’s opponents have not had the best of runs recently, although they are ninth in the Spanish top flight. They enter Thursday evening’s match on the back of three straight defeats across all competitions, including last weekend’s 3-0 home loss to Villarreal.
OPPOSITION KEY MEN
Attacker Jorge Molina and former Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado are joint-top goal scorers for the Anadalusia outfit, having each hit the back of the net on 11 occasions this season. Another man to look out for is Chelsea loanee Kenedy, who has 12 direct goal involvements this campaign with seven goals and five assists to his name in all competitions.
Is Granada CF better than Manchester United?
Currently Manchester United has a better 1vs1 performance index with 325. Granada CF has 34 goals and Manchester United has a total of 58 goals. Our opinion is that currently Manchester United would win the match.
Granada CF vs Manchester United – who has the better defense?
At the moment Granada CF has the better defense. Through the entire team they have a total of 1350 interceptions and 100 blocks.
In Granada CF the two top defensive players are Domingos Sousa Coutinho Menezes Duarte and German Sanchez Barahona.
In Manchester United the two top defenders are Harry Maguire and Aaron Bissaka.
Based on this statistics we believe that Granada CF has currently the best defense.