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Man Utd set up Roma Europa League semi

Edinson Cavani scores for Man Utd against Granada
Edinson Cavani has scored 12 goals in his last 11 starts in the Europa League

Edinson Cavani’s first-half volley was the highlight as Manchester United eased past La Liga side Granada at Old Trafford to book a Europa League semi-final with Roma.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain last week, Cavani took away any lingering doubt over United reaching the last four when he provided a smart finish to Paul Pogba’s sixth-minute flicked header.

United scored a second in stoppage time when Jesus Vallejo turned Alex Telles’ cross into his own net.

As Roma came through a nervy night at the Stadio Olimpico against Ajax, it means a reunion for United old boys Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling, who has been sidelined in recent weeks with a knee injury.

It was a notable night for Cavani, whose his first European goal for United was his 50th in total in continental competition.

It was the 34-year-old’s ninth of the season overall and will intensify talk about whether he will sign an extension to his contract, which expires at the end of June.

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