RASHFORD RESTED FOR EUROPA LEAGUE CLASH

Marcus Rashford was on the bench for the entire duration of the game as his Manchester United side beat Granada 2-0 at home to seal a 4-0 aggregate win over the Spanish La Liga team in their Europa League round of eight tie.

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England international Marcus Rashford got a deserved rest after his recent injury woes which saw him miss the March international break. The Manchester United Academy graduate pulled out of the England squad that faced Andorra, Albania and Poland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers last month.

Marcus Rashford had earlier scored one of the goals in a 2-0 win at Granada in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie last week Thursday. He was responsible for the first goal in the first leg off the fantastic assist from Swedish centre back Victor Lindelof. His goal gave the Red Devils a 1-0 half-time lead in that first leg.

Bruno Fernandes added a second goal for Manchester United from the spot to put the three-time European champions in a fantastic position to secure a place in the semi-finals.

In the second leg played at the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday night, Rashford watched as Manchester United dispatched Granada by the same 2-0 scoreline. The hosts took the lead through the in-form EdinsonCavanioff the excellent assist from Paul Pogba. Cavani now has two goals in two games after his goal in the Premier League at the weekend during the 3-1 comeback win at Spurs.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made several changes to his starting line-up for the second leg and one of those that came into the starting XI was responsible for the second goal. Brazilian international left-back Alex Telles’ cross was diverted into his own net by Granada defender Jesus Vallejo on the stroke of full-time and that action sealed a 2-0 victory and a 4-0 aggregate win. The Red Devils will now face Italian team AS Roma in the semis to fight for the right to play in the Europa League final.

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