Granada dresses up on Thursday to receive the visit of one of the most successful teams on the world football scene, the Manchester United. Although Los Cármenes will not be able to welcome people in the stands, Granada is aware of the degree of difficulty of the challenge to knock down an entire team that has only lost one game of the last 16 it has played.
Second in the Premier League
Despite adding nine points in the last three league games, the Red Devils have a very difficult time to qualify for the title. His neighbor, Manchester City, leads the table with a 14-point advantage, a fact that suggests that despite subtracting 24 at stake for Solksjaer’s men, the feat is practically impossible.
Although winning the Premier sounds like a utopia, the fact of getting a place for the Champions League next year is already sounding like reality. Manchester United distance by nine points to the fifth classified, Chelsea, a remarkable margin that should serve the net team to ensure their presence one more year in the maximum European competition at club level.
Pogba resolved a tough cross against Milan
Manchester United’s European experience this season did not start off on the best possible footing. In a group with PSG y RB Leipzig, the English were down in the group stage and had to settle for participating in the Europa League. The change of chip was good for Solksjaer’s side, who beat Real Sociedad in the round of 32 in a tie that seemed more even than it ended up being.
In the second round, chance produced a Champions League tie. Manchester United and Milan measured forces in a very tough cross who opted in Italian territory with a target from Paul Pogba, after the 1-1 at Old Trafford. After Real and Milan, Granada CF awaits a European football colossus that will arrive in Los Cármenes without Martial and with the doubt of a Marcus Rashford, who left the pitch against Brighton last Sunday due to some discomfort.