April 19, 2021

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Man Utd XI vs Granada prediction

Manchester United face Granada on Thursday night in a bid to take the lead in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men travel to Spain following their return from international action with a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League this weekend.

Could the Norwegian be tempted to make a lot of changes for the Spanish clash?

There could potentially be drastic changes throughout the starting XI with potentially up to four changes expected.

The first of those is expected to come in the goal where Dean Henderson became the club’s No.1 pick. This match could then be the perfect opportunity to reintroduce David de Gea who has not appeared since the end of February.

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Elsewhere, there should be a slight impairment in defense as well. Alex Telles was preferred over Luke Shaw in Europe so will likely have another start on Thursday night. He will line up in defense alongside Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

There should also be another slight change in midfield from Solskjaer. Paul Pogba has just returned from injury so after starting against the Seagulls it might be too risky to play the Frenchman again. Scott McTominay could return to the place of the midfielder valued at £ 54million.

The final change of the Red Devils is expected to come in attack where the team is going through a slight crisis. Anthony Martial is potentially out for the remainder of the season according to Solskjaer, while there are also question marks over Marcus Rashford’s availability to start.

The latter should be replaced by Daniel James, who will be supported by Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani.

Mason Greenwood will remain after winning against Brighton.

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