Welcome to Old Trafford for a live coverage of the Europa League quarter-final second leg between Manchester United and Granada.
In a season where United have raised their reputation with wins from the jaws of defeat, the advantage they hold on entering this match may feel like an alien territory.
A steady form if the first leg did not go as expected last Thursday gave them a 2-0 win – and perhaps so too.
Between Marcus Rashford’s opener and Bruno Fernandes’s late penalty in Andalusia, three United players were shown yellow cards to exclude them from the second leg.
The suspended trio of Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw could also be kicked off by Rashford, their top scorer during this European campaign.
The England forward was sidelined from training on Wednesday with an ankle injury and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has vowed to give him as much time as possible to recover.
Last week’s meeting was considered the biggest game in Granada’s history, but even the presence of hundreds of home fans outside Nuevo Los Carmenes – and one naked inside – could motivate the team. Their ball came to a famous result.
However, the Nazaries showed their fighting spirit and ability to score away from home by taking the lead to win against Real Valladolid on Saturday, and they once again raised their hopes for a clear European kick. through position in La Liga.
And Diego Martinez’s side still believe they can defy the odds at Old Trafford despite Kenedy’s absence. The loser against Chelsea was a threat throughout the first game but has been a push since then.
With Roma or Ajax waiting in the semi-finals, tonight’s showdown will be a formality for Manchester United – but this is football and weird things can happen.
Tonight’s starting lineup will be announced just before the second leg starts at 8pm.