Manchester United have secured an away win over Granada in the first leg of their Europa League last-eight tie.

The win has boosted their confidence for the second leg as they prepare to complete the job against the Spanish club next Thursday.

Marcus Rashford was on target for the reds as he put United ahead when he superbly collected Victor Lindelof’s long pass and slid a finish past home goalkeeper Rui Silva.

Granada player, who is also on loan from Manchester City Yangel Herrera, made attempts for his team when he hit the outside of the post for the Spanish side and ex-Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado also fired wide.

Bruno Fernande’s penalty which went past Silva after Yan Brice fouled the Portuguese midfielder was the second goal the talented player scored for United.

Old Trafford is the place where the second leg will be played in a week’s time, with the aggregate winners advancing to a semi-final against either Ajax or Roma, with the Italian side leading that tie 2-1 after the first leg in the Netherlands.

United are good to go for the second leg except for the fact that they will be without midfielder Scott McTominay, left-back Luke Shaw and central defender Harry Maguire for the second leg as they will all be suspended after picking up bookings in Spain.

On their record so far, United have now only lost one of their past 17 matches in all competitions.