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Manchester United 2-0 Granada: Edinson Cavani scores first European goal for the Reds while Vallejo suffers shocking own-goal to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side through to the Europa League semi-finals

The only background to this match that really mattered in the end was Manchester United’s two-goal lead from the first leg in Andalusia last week.

Within six minutes at Old Trafford the advantage was 3-0 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were going through to the semi-finals of the Europa League again where they will meet Roma.

All the talk beforehand of changing the colour of the banners around the stadium from red to black to help his players see one another better against the backdrop was rendered rather academic by the ease with which United progressed at the expense of the underdogs from Granada who have punched above their weight so effectively in Europe this season.