Ole Gunnar confident ahead of Granada clash
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Ole Gunnar confident ahead of Granada clash

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer is confident his side will make the last four of the Europa League when they host Granada in the second leg at Old Trafford tonight. 

The Reds hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg played last week in Spain, and will be firm favourites to advance. 

They will however be without three first players in Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Scott McTominay, who are all suspended for the clash. 

Speaking ahead of the tie, the Norwegian further noted that his side will be keen on building on the momentum they currently have. 

“We know the foundation is there. We’ve looked at the game and looked at the video in terms of what we need to improve on. That’s the point here that we go from game to game trying to improve,"

"It’s not just about results, it’s the way we get those results as well which will lead to us, in the end, to being a better team. We go into this game wanting to win it. We’re at home and we want to build on this momentum that we’ve got now.”

Solskjaer will welcome Juan Mata and Daniel James back to the team, with the former having been on the sidelines for a few weeks. 

“Yeah, definitely. He’s come back in and trained with us now for a little bit more than a week and he looks himself again – sharp and he’s ready to come on.”

Solskjaer has added Will Fish to the team, and he was full of praise for the youngster. 

“He’s a very good talent, a composed centre-back with physical stature. He’s one we believe in. Of course, we’ve lost a few defenders so to have Will on the bench is a good experience for him and he’s there if he’s needed and he’s ready.”

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