Streaker delays Man Utd’s Europa League clash with Granada despite being held behind closed doors

MANCHESTER UNITED's behind-closed-doors clash in Spain was somehow held up by a streaker.

No fans were allowed in for the Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night.

But that didn't stop one fan from getting into the Estadio Municipal Nuevo Los Carmenes.

And he ran right across the middle of the pitch, causing a delay in the last-eight tie.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were only briefly held up as Spanish police moved in to escort the man away.

Thursday's match was one of the biggest in Granada's history.

And their fans gathered on the streets to welcome their team before the game with the stadium still closed.

United boss Solskjaer fielded a strong side featuring Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.

He told BT Sport before the game: "Every year you want to have a successful season, and a successful season for us would be to win a trophy.


"We lost in the semi-final last season which was very disappointing.

"I’ve seen the focus in the players, and that hurt from last season will hopefully give us the motivation to go one step further.

"Tonight is a big game for us too, and we want to go back to Manchester with a good result, and hopefully having scored goals."

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