Granada v Manchester United player ratings: Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof shine in Europa League

A 2-0 win in Spain puts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in control of the quarter-final tie

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Manchester United defeated Granada 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie in Spain on Thursday to put themselves in pole position for a place in the last four.

Marcus Rashford raced on to a long ball by Victor Lindelof to fire United in front at Los Carmenes on 31 minutes against a team enjoying a brilliant debut European campaign.

Bruno Fernandes converted a late penalty after he was caught off the ball by Yan Eteki, with the Portuguese midfielder's spot-kick squirming agonisingly through the hands of Rui Silva.

Yangel Herrera volleyed against the post for Granada as Spain international David de Gea kept a clean sheet on his first appearance for United since the end of February.

However United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without the suspended trio of captain Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay for the second leg at Old Trafford next week.

Assessing the performances at Los Carmenes, Nick Judd and Andy Mitten provide their player ratings for Granada and Manchester United respectively in the photo gallery above.

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