The Liga outfit will lock horns with the Crimson Devils within the quarter-finals of the Europa League and are conscious that they face a tricky check
Granada are readying themselves for the primary leg of an eagerly-anticipated Europa League quarter-final clash with Manchester United and Jorge Molina says the Liga outfit is not going to be singling out any Crimson Devils gamers for particular therapy.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer boasts numerous potential match-winners inside his ranks, with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba turning into talismanic figures whereas the attacking risk of Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford is obvious to see.
Molina believes Granada can include the Premier League heavyweights and declare a notable scalp, however admits it could be silly of them to single out particular gamers when United are able to hurting them from nearly each space of the sector.
What has been mentioned?
Molina has told Goal of facing the Red Devils: “Manchester United are second within the Premier League after the mighty Metropolis. I feel they’re having an excellent season and we all know will probably be very tough.
“They’ve gamers who’re robust on the again after which have very quick gamers going ahead. They counter in a short time as we noticed within the tie towards Actual [Sociedad], and they’re quick and highly effective.
“It’s a very full group that’s tough to interrupt down and you need to be very targeted in order that they do not harm you.
“They’ve many high gamers and they’re all superb. If you happen to take a look at one, one other will harm you.
“Ultimately now we have to be very targeted on a regular basis and have assist from everybody to have the ability to cease them.”
Can Granada spring a shock?
Diego Martinez’s facet are gracing this stage of European competitors for the primary time of their historical past, with the report books being re-written in a memorable 2020-21 marketing campaign.
Molina believes they will go even additional, however concedes that they’ve been handed the hardest of exams towards United.
He added: “Nicely, we acquired probably the most difficult draw, the favorite for the title. However that’s what everybody desires. Who would have thought that we might be enjoying a quarter-final towards Manchester United?
“They’re an incredible of Europe, a historic membership, however we’re going to play the tie with the conviction that we are able to progress. It will likely be tough but when we do issues properly we can have an opportunity.”
Pressed additional on how Granada will method a gathering with the Crimson Devils, Molina mentioned: “With respect, clearly, as a result of if not we might hamper ourselves. However with the utmost enthusiasm and conviction that we are able to progress.”
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Granada have already despatched Serie A giants Napoli packing from the Europa League this season.
They had been seen off within the first knockout spherical, earlier than then disposing of Molde – Solskjaer’s former employers – within the final 16.
Their kind has been a bit of disappointing of late, with three successive defeats suffered in all competitions and solely three wins taken from their final 14 outings.
They’ve, nevertheless, impressed below stress in Europe and proceed to occupy a standing contained in the top-half of the Liga desk.