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Manchester United youngster Will Fish added to Europa League squad ahead of Granada clash


Fish eligible for Thursday’s clash at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have added defender Will Fish to their Europa League squad ahead of Thursday’s clash with Granada.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side secured a 2-0 win away in Spain courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes last Thursday.

United however will be without a number of first-team regulars for this week’s quarter-final second leg clash with Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay set to serve one match suspensions.

18-year-old Fish comes in to offer Solskjaer another option at the back. The centre-half has been a regular for Neil Wood’s Under-23 side this season and captained the club at Under-16 level.

Fish’s Under-23 teammate Anthony Elanga was named among the substitutes in last week’s clash in Granada and may be hopeful of earning a place in the squad again this week with Anthony Martial ruled out and Marcus Rashford a doubt.

Solskjaer’s side take a 2-0 lead into Thursday’s second leg clash (Picture: Getty)

Rashford, who opened the scoring in last week’s first leg, missed training on Wednesday with an ankle injury and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Eric Bailly is also set to miss out following a positive coronavirus test while on international duty with Ivory Coast.

‘We have to make sure we go through,’ Solskjaer said. ‘I always pick a team I think will win a game and we will go into this game wanting to win this.

‘I know Granada will want to come, give it their all, but we also want to improve on our performances, build on the momentum we’re on with a good performance. There will be a few changes, some of them are enforced, some are maybe rotation.

‘We’re not looking at consequences of [possible suspensions], no, we go into a game having to do everything we need to do to win. If the tackle is there to be won, the tackle is there to be won, we don’t want any lazy yellow cards, just play the game properly, no talking gestures and we’ll be fine.’


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