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 Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their side's first goal. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their side's first goal. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their side's first goal. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Manchester United lived up to their billing as the red-hot Europa League favourites as they beat Granada in the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to add a trophy to his CV to confirm he is making genuine progress at United and the Europa League now appears to be there for the taking for United.

Marcus Rashford shook off injury concerns to help Manchester United to victory at Granada as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took a giant step towards the Europa League semi-finals.

Having overcome Real Sociedad and AC Milan after dropping out of the Champions League, the road to May’s Gdansk finale continued with what was the biggest match in the Andalusian hosts’ 90-year history.

Rashford’s role against European debutants Granada had been uncertain ahead of the quarter-final first leg, but the forward started and scored a fine opener added to by Bruno Fernandes’ late penalty in a 2-0 win.

Rashford and Fernandes have been United's star men this season and Solskjaer saluted his match-winners as they delivered once again.

"They have been exceptional, so important for us," said Solskjaer. "It was a very good run by Rashford, takes the ball fantastically. Bruno is so confident on penalties even though the keeper almost saved it.

"We want to win every game. It’s still a young team, a learning team. We have to improve all the time. Football catches you so quickly if you rest. We can’t have any other approach.

"It was not a perfect night," added Solskjaer. "We got three yellow cards and three suspensions. 2-0 is very good result. We know how difficult it is to come to Spain. We've got to play well to get a result."

David De Gea started the game against Grenada, with Solskjaer suggesting he is now joint No.1 at United with Dean Henderson, yet United legend Paul Scholes suggested that policy cannot be a long-term success.

"It's always awkward when you’re trying to keep two goalkeepers happy," Scholes told BT Sport.

"I was in a team that tried to replace Peter Schmeichel for years and it wasn’t until we got Edwin van der Sar, five or six years later, until it seemed to settle down again.

"Who’s number one here? Ole’s said both of them, he’s clearly wrong.

I think he couldn’t wait to give Dean Henderson a chance and with David de Gea’s girlfriend or wife having a baby, it gave him the opportunity to play Dean Henderson, which he’s done.

"I think the number one is the one that plays in Premier League games. Has Dean Henderson totally convinced Ole? I think he’s got a big chance to do it, I don’t think he has over the past five or six games.

"You have to say, David is a quality keeper, the service he’s given to United, what he did for four or five years when United were really struggling.

"They could’ve been a mid-table team without him, he’s lost a bit of form and a bit of confidence, but I wouldn't write him off."

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