UEFA Champions League 2021 will be telecast on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
Granada manager Martinez is having to work around a mini injury crisis, as he has done for most of the season, and he could be without three of his full-backs in Carlos Neva, Dimitri Foulquier and Quini – the latter of whom is ineligible.
Neyder Lozano is another long-term absentee for the hosts, although he is also ineligible anyway, while his compatriot Luis Suarez has little chance of being fit due to a hamstring problem.
Soldado therefore looks set for a reunion with a Premier League side as he leads the line this week, and another familiar face in Kenedy is expected to start out wide for the hosts.
Granada Predicted Lineup:
Silva; Vallejo, Duarte, Sanchez, Diaz; Gonalons, Eteki; Kenedy, Herrera, Machis; Soldado
Manchester United have been rocked by the news that Anthony Martial could miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, and Marcus Rashford’s involvement is up in the air after he came off injured with a knock against Brighton.
Pogba has previously featured on the left-hand side and could do so again if Rashford is not passed fit, although Daniel James is a more likely candidate for that position having started all four Europa League games so far.
Manchester United Predicted Lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, James; Cavani
United cannot afford to start this game in the same way that they did against Brighton, but confidence cannot be high in the Granada camp after back-to-back league defeats.
The hosts have earned their right to be here, although they are afflicted with numerous injuries and the Red Devils are renowned for their impressive performances on the road, so we can only back a comfortable first-leg triumph for Solskjaer’s side.
Prediction: Granada 0-2 Manchester United