Europa League, Manchester United beat Granada: List of records broken
Manchester United beat Granada 2-0 in the Europa League quarter-finals to book a place in the semis. United, who went into the second leg with a 2-0 cushion, enjoyed another 2-0 victory to complete an aggregate score of 4-0 against the Spanish outfit. The Red Devils have been drawn against Italian side AS Roma in the semis. Here we present the records broken.
Disciplined United get past Granada
Veteran Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani provided a smart finish to Paul Pogba's sixth-minute flicked header. The hosts scored a second in stoppage time when Jesus Vallejo turned Alex Telles' cross into his own net. United could have had a few more goals but Bruno Fernandes missed a couple before Mason Greenwood also fired wide. For Granada, Jorge Molina headed straight to David de Gea.
Manchester United boss Solskjaer has his say
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlined his thoughts. "We will relish the chance to go to a final," said Solskjaer. "We want to use disappointments from the defeats we have had to motivate us to get to the final." "The next step for this team is to get to a final and win a trophy. That will give this group of players something extra," he added.
Man United script these records
As per Opta, United have reached their 18th semi-final in all European competitions (including the Fairs Cup) - only Liverpool (19) have appeared in more among English clubs. Man United have won three consecutive knockout stage games without conceding in a major European competition for the first time since April 2008.
More notable records for United
Since losing their first two home games in the Europa League back in the 2011-12 season, the Red Devils have not lost any of their last 17 games at Old Trafford in the competition (W13 D4). Meanwhile, United have kept five clean sheets in six Europa League games since the turn of the year, more than any other side in 2021.
Pogba stars for United once again
Manchester United mid-fielder Paul Pogba has provided three assists in his last four games in all competitions. As per Opta, this is as many as in his previous 51 matches combined.