Manchester United travel to Spain to face Real Betis in their second-leg UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie later today as Erik Ten Hag’s side look to secure a positive result in a bid to qualify for the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Moving into the second leg on the back of an impressive 4-1 victory over the La Liga club at Old Trafford, the Red Devils will be keen on avoiding any hiccups as they aim to move further into the European competition in a bid to challenge for the trophy over the coming weeks.
With Ten Hag expected to make minimal changes to the starting line-up despite a healthy aggregate over the opponent, Manchester United will be keen on securing a positive result against Real Betis later today. Expected to rotate his squad however, the Dutch manager will be looking to witness a dominating performance after the Red Devils only managed to secure an underwhelming 0-0 draw against Southampton in the league over the weekend.
Probable Manchester United Starting Line-Up Against Real Betis
David De Gea (GK): Expected to retain his place between the sticks, De Gea will be keen on delivering a notable display later today. Having struggled to remain composed on the pitch throughout the first-leg tie, the Spaniard will look to redeem himself against the La Liga side.
Diogo Dalot (RB): Likely to be included in the starting line-up, Dalot will be keen on making the best of his opportunity this Thursday. With the right-back yet to gain consistency in his performance, the Portuguese international will look to deliver a notable display later today.
Harry Maguire (RCB): Amongst a number of players likely to be granted game-time against Real Betis, the Manchester United club captain will be looking to deliver a notable display later today. Having struggled to make a case for a starting place, the centre-back will look to make the best of a potential opportunity on Thursday.
Lisandro Martinez (LCB): An integral part of the team’s prospects, Martinez will be keen on maintaining his impressive standard of output over the remainder of the campaign. With the centre-back expected to orchestrate the defence later today, Martinez will look to deliver a reliable display against Betis.
Tyrell Malacia (LB): With Luke Shaw likely to be granted a rest, Malacia will be keen on delivering a valuable performance later today. Having been a reliable figure on the pitch hitherto, the Dutch full-back will look to make the best of his opportunities moving forward.
Casemiro (CDM): Serving a domestic suspension, Casemiro will be keen on delivering a notable display against the Spanish side. With the team reliant on his contributions, the Brazilian will look to make a positive impact on the pitch later today.
Fred (CM): Expected to regain his spot in the starting line-up, Fred will be keen on gaining consistency in his displays over the coming weeks. With the midfielder having been promising in his displays across recent outings, the Brazilian will look to deliver a notable performance on Thursday.
Antony (RW): Likely to retain his spot in the starting line-up, Antony will be keen on delivering a notable display against the Spanish opposition. Having found the back of the net in the first leg, the forward will be looking to do the same later today.
Bruno Fernandes (CAM): Pivotal to the team’s attacking prospects, Fernandes will look to deliver a notable contribution later today. With the midfielder having been consistent in his displays, the Portuguese will be keen on maintaining his standard of performance moving forward.
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Jadon Sancho (LW): Expected to be included in the starting line-up, Sancho will be keen on making the best of his opportunity later today. Yet to gain consistency in his displays, the forward look to make a positive impact on proceedings against Betis.
Marcus Rashford (ST): With Wout Weghorst likely to be granted a rest, Rashford will be keen on finding the back of the net later today. Having been amongst the team’s most consistent players in recent months, the forward will look to maintain his impressive standard of displays moving forward into the campaign.
Real Betis 1-2 Manchester United
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