Ehe Manchester United has a long history in Europe, continental battles in which it has met on numerous occasions with Spanish teams, which have managed to discover the recipe to defeat the “ red devils, a path that Granada will try to follow in the quarterfinals. of the final of the Europa League.
In total, those of Old Trafford have seen each other with ten Spanish teams, a list to which Granada will join this Thursday, accumulating 59 matches in all those pairings, with a balance of 14 wins for the English, 23 draws and 22 wins for the national teams, figures that invite the optimism of Diego Martnez’s men.
Madrid and Bara are the two Spanish teams that have beaten Manchester the most times, although teams such as Depor, Athletic, Valencia or Sevilla also know what it is like to beat the powerful British club, which has been defeated in ten of the 18 qualifying rounds in the games. that he has had to step on Spanish territory.
Follow the path
The last precedent in the Europa League, which dates from this season, highlights the potential of Solskjaer’s men, superior to Real Sociedad, which they beat 0-4 in the match played in San Sebastian, a result to try to avoid Granada at all costs to reach the decisive match alive. Neither could Celta prevail over the English in the 16-17 season, yielding a 0-1 defeat in Balados and a draw in the Red Devils’ fiefdom.
But not all are bad results for the Spanish teams in the second continental competition against United. In the previous campaign, Sevilla left the British by the gutter by winning 2-1, while Athletic swept Manchester in the 2011-12 season, winning 2-3 in the “ theater of dreams and 2-1. 1 in `La Catedral, a recipe to try to repeat the Granada.