Edinson Cavani’s first-half volley was the highlight as Manchester United eased past La Liga side Granada at Old Trafford to book a Europa League semi-final with Roma.
Leading 2-0 from the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain last week, Cavani took away any lingering doubt over United reaching the last four when he provided a smart finish to Paul Pogba’s sixth-minute flicked header.
United scored a second in stoppage time when Jesus Vallejo turned Alex Telles’ cross into his own net.
As Roma came through a nervy night at the Stadio Olimpico against Ajax, it means a reunion for United old boys Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling, who has been sidelined in recent weeks with a knee injury.
It was a notable night for Cavani, whose his first European goal for United was his 50th in total in continental competition.
It was the 34-year-old’s ninth of the season overall and will intensify talk about whether he will sign an extension to his contract, which expires at the end of June.
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- 1de Gea
- 29Wan-BissakaSubstituted forWilliamsat 82′minutes
- 11GreenwoodSubstituted forDialloat 82′minutes
- 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forMataat 73′minutes
- 6PogbaBooked at 17minsSubstituted forvan de Beekat 45′minutes
- 7CavaniSubstituted forJamesat 60′minutes
- 34van de Beek
- 1Dantas da Silva
- 6SÃ¡nchezBooked at 61minsSubstituted forPÃ©rezat 82′minutes
- 15NevaBooked at 74minsSubstituted forDÃazat 75′minutes
- 4GonalonsSubstituted forMolinaat 32′minutes
- 19MontoroBooked at 74mins
- 24KenedySubstituted forRodrÃguez DÃazat 45′minutes
- 9SoldadoBooked at 19minsSubstituted forSuÃ¡rezat 45′minutes
- 10RodrÃguez DÃaz
- 31FÃ brega
- IstvÃ¡n KovÃ¡cs
Match ends, Manchester United 2, Granada CF 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 2, Granada CF 0.
Offside, Granada CF. Dimitri Foulquier tries a through ball, but Luis SuÃ¡rez is caught offside.
Own Goal by JesÃºs Vallejo, Granada CF. Manchester United 2, Granada CF 0.
Attempt saved. Yangel Herrera (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Darwin MachÃs with a cross.
Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Alex Telles.
Attempt saved. VÃctor DÃaz (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.
Substitution, Manchester United. Brandon Williams replaces Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Substitution, Manchester United. Amad replaces Mason Greenwood.
Substitution, Granada CF. Nehuen PÃ©rez replaces GermÃ¡n SÃ¡nchez.
Foul by Alex Telles (Manchester United).
Antonio Puertas (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Manchester United. Alex Telles tries a through ball, but Daniel James is caught offside.
Fred (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yangel Herrera (Granada CF).
Victor LindelÃ¶f (Manchester United).
(Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Granada CF. VÃctor DÃaz replaces Carlos Neva.
Ãngel Montoro (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.