Manchester United have a very important game coming up as they take on Granada in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie. The Red Devils will be entering the game as the favourites with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg.
It would be a mistake to count the La Liga side out though. They have already done incredibly well to reach the quarter-final of the competition in their first ever campaign in Europe and have shown that they can spring a surprise or two.
One player who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be without on Thursday is Eric Bailly. The Ivory Coast defender tested positive for Covid-19 during the international break. And while he is back in England, it appears that he is not available for selection yet.
Laurie Whitwell tweeted out comments from Solskjaer confirming that Bailly is not available for the game tomorrow:
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The Europa League is a massive opportunity for Manchester United
Bailly has not been a regular in the first-team this season for the Red Devils. And while injuries have played a big part in that, the good form of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in defence have also seen them become Solskjaer’s first choice centre-back pairing.
As a result, the Ivory Coast defender is being linked with a move away from the club in the summer and we will see what happens regarding that in the future.
For the time being though, one of the main focuses of the club should be on the Europa League as it presents them a massive opportunity to win a trophy.
The club have shown some promising progress ever since Solskjaer took over as manager. But one thing they have not done under him is win a trophy. But if they can get into the semi-final, you have to feel they will be one of the favourites to win the competition.