Artur Dias will whistle Granada against United

The Portuguese referee Artur Dias has been appointed to lead the meeting Granada-Manchester United corresponding to the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

Artur Soares Dias, born in Vila Nova de Gaia 41 years ago, has been international since 2010. He will have Rui Tavares and Paulo Soares as line judges, the fourth official will be Tiago Martins and the VAR will feature Joao Pinheiro and Luis Godinho.

He has never managed Granada, while United has managed two games in the Europa League, the 2-1 defeat at the Danish Midtjylland field on February 18, 2016, and the victory in the LASK Linz fiefdom (0 -5) on March 12, 2020, as well as he was fourth official at Milan-United (2-3) in the Champions League on February 16, 2010.

He also served as fourth official for Slovenian Damir Skomina in Barcelona’s 2-8 defeat against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the last Champions League.