Solskjaer reveals respect for a Granada side full of ‘character’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his respect for a Granada side full of ‘character’ ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final with the Spanish side.

United face Granada in the first leg of their last eight meeting tomorrow evening with the Red Devils drawn against the tournament debutants, who have enjoyed a fine first campaign in the Europa League.

Granada only won promotion to La Liga during the 2018/19 season before exceeding all expectations to finish seventh, securing a place in the Europa League where they have since eliminated Napoli and Molde in the knockout stages.

Ahead of the clash, Solskjaer has discussed the threat posed by the La Liga outfit and is expecting a testing challenge against a side full of ‘experience’ and ‘character’.

“I watched the games and I have spoken to some people to get insights,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.

“They’re a team full of experience. Full of character and experience which you expect from teams who have been promoted recently.

“Great season last year and I think they’re one of the teams who have played the most games this season.”

Granada head into the clash sitting ninth in Spain’s top tier at present, though have lost five of their previous seven league fixtures including a 3-0 defeat to Villarreal last weekend.

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