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Granada have turned the comeback attempt at Old Trafford into a matter of faith. The messages in this regard have been repeated throughout the week in Los Cármenes. Diego Martínez, Soldier, Gonalons… They all recognize that the difficulty will be maximum, but they maintain the illusion and the conviction that, even if they are very littleAs, there are options to achieve the miracle and be in the semifinals of the Europa League (follow the game live on As.com).

The week left a victory in Valladolid (1-2) with a comeback included that fed the rojiblanca confidence and recharged the deposit of Nasrid self-esteem. New physical problems have also appeared these days. Especially worrying is the state of Kenedy, who injured his ankle in the first leg and whose presence on the pitch will be in the air until the last minute. In the case of Machís, his annoyances are minor and except for surprise he will not have problems to be from the game tonight.

Granada need a two-goal win at Old Trafford to get through or, at the very least, force extra time. The challenge, a priori, is presumed extraordinary. But it has been through climbing gigantic mountains that Diego Martínez's team has signed the two most glorious seasons in its 90-year history.

The appointment is historical and therefore The Galician coach has taken the entire squad, including those not registered (Quini, Fede Vico, Adrián Marín and Quina), except for the injured Milla and Duarte. Soro, who has returned to training with the group this week after a long period of absence, could be on the bench in case his contest becomes necessary.

Solskjaer has several important casualties such as Maguire, McTominay, Shaw or Martial and, although it will return to pull many headlines, has Rashford among cottons. United's '10', with more than 3,500 minutes in his legs, drags annoyances and is doubtful. Diego will go out with the best eleven possible and with faith as a flag. Granada, once again, refuses to talk about the impossible.


Goal: Solskjaer has changed plans with De Gea, who has handed over his place to Henderson in the Premier League and has become the starting goalkeeper in the Europa League.

Confidence: The victory in Valladolid has revitalized the spirits of Granada, who traveled with confidence and appealing to their pride to try to fight for a place in the semifinals.

Greenwood: Come to this game at a great time. He scored a goal and provided an assist this weekend against Tottenham in the 20 minutes he was on the pitch.

Defensive level: Granada barely conceded twice in the first leg and conceded two goals. Minimizing United's offensive benefits seems essential to have any option.

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Pogba: He has been away from his best level for some time and in Los Cármenes he played a gray game. Still, it is indisputable for Solskjaer.

Machís: He was at a very good level in Valladolid. The Granada has in its speed and imbalance one of its best weapons.

Ups and downs

At United, McTominay, Maguire, Shaw, Martial, Phil Jones and Bailly are low.

Milla, Duarte and Eteki miss out on Granada. Kenedy and Soro are among cotton wool.