As logic dictated, Granada said goodbye to Europe at Old Trafford. Nice setting to say goodbye to an experience that no one will forget. This team deserves to stay for eternity. Today’s kids will explain to their grandchildren that they once saw their team play against an entire United. Let them show off with their heads held high. Although the tie, on the field, had no color. In Manchester the box of Solskjaer, the great candidate for the trophy (2-0).
Cavani he was in charge of dissipating any remote expectations that Granada had. It was the ultimate reality check. Pogba He picked up a ball for the Uruguayan to hole out easily. Solskjaer did not want surprises. The Norwegian mixed starters with substitutes, relentlessly for a fireproof Bruno fernandes. Guerrero until the end, Granada had moments of impudence through the boots of Yangel Herrera, footballer ready to take another leap in his career.
Soldier put the courage. Sometimes you even have a dose left over. He left with a yellow for claiming the expulsion of Pogba. The French stopped braking, too impetuous. Did well Solskjaer in leaving him on the bench after the break. Then the intensity decreased for more than Diego Martinez he will rant throughout the game in the band. He too savored tonight until the last minute, as responsible as his footballers for a path that ended at Old Trafford.
The second time was a procedure. Neither United pressed more than necessary nor Granada went wild for the tie. From Gea, headline, saw the crash from afar. He hardly had to intervene to an auction of Yangel. The Andalusian team will always have Manchester and the memory of a spring night that the golden pages of the club will collect: “Seven minutes for us,” he said. Diego Martinez to little by the end. In the discount Vallejo he had the misfortune to score on his own. Although nothing can erase the mark that Granada leaves in Europe. It was nice while it lasted.
Manchester United, 2
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka (Williams, 83 ‘), Tuanzebe, Lindelöf, Alex Telles; Matic, Pogba (Van de Beek, 45 ‘), Fred; Bruno Fernandes (Mata, 73 ‘), Greenwood (Diallo, 83’), Cavani (James, 60 ‘)
Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Rui Silva; Foulquier, Vallejo, Germán Sánchez (Nahuel Pérez, 82 ‘), Neva (Víctor Díaz, 74’); Montoro, Gonalons (Jorge Molina, 31 ‘); Kenedy (Puertas, 45 ‘), Yangel Herrera, Machís; Soldier (Luis Suárez, 45 ‘)
Coach: Diego Martínez
Goals: 1-0, Cavani (6 ‘), 2-0, Vallejo (pp. 90’)
Referee: Istvan Kovacs. He admonished Pogba (16 ‘), Soldado (19’), Germán Sánchez (61 ‘)