Football: Manchester United on brink of Europa League final four after away win against Granada

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes secured a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Granada in the Europa League quarter-final first leg to put their side in the driving seat, as they hunt for a spot in the final four. 

In a game where clear-cut chances were sparse, Rashford's goal just past the half-hour was the standout piece of quality.

The England international controlled a long ball from Victor Lindelof before coolly finishing to put United ahead and notch up his 20th goal of the season in all competitions.

Granada fought valiantly for a way back into the game, with Chelsea loanee Kenedy testing David de Gea from long-range before Yangel Herrera - on loan from Manchester City - hit the post with a volley.

Fernandes, denied a second goal by a save from Portuguese countryman Rui Silva from close range late on, then netted a stoppage-time penalty after being felled by Yan Brice Eteki.

The return leg is next week at Old Trafford, with the winners to face the victors in Ajax Amsterdam's clash with AS Roma, in which the Italians hold a 2-1 lead from their first away leg.

Meanwhile, Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Czech club Slavia Prague.