Premier League side Manchester United lock horns against Real Betis in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League today at Old Trafford.
The first leg of the contest is set to be played by United in front of home support and The Reds will aim to take a considerable lead before travelling for Spain in the second leg.
Manchester United will aim to get back to winning ways and shrug off their recent memories from the 7-0 humiliation at Anfield at the hands od Liverpool. Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be heading the Real Betis side from the sidelines as his team approach this match on the back of a four-game unbeaten run.
The Verdiblancos were recently inflicted with the news of star forward Nabil Fekir who is set to be out of the contest with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. Meanwhile. as for United, Erik Ten Hag ruled out new signing Marcel Sabitzer who is set to miss with a minor issue. The boss declined to further comment about the subject.
Bruno Fernandes was subject to much criticism for being the captain and leading United to humiliation at Anfield. There were also rumours surrounding an ‘unsettled’ situation for the Portuguese at Old Trafford, but those were also ruled out by Fabrizio Romano.
Erik Ten Hag names an unchanged starting eleven from the Liverpool game. This is a great opportunity for the side who has been consistent throughout the season to show their true colours again and brush the Anfield result aside.
Former Leicester City forward who recently completed a move to Real Betis is set to start the game as the lone striker. Stalwart Joaquin makes his presence just behind the striker in a central role as William Carvalho and Guido Rodriguez control the midfield department.
Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Shaw, Martinez, Varane, Dalot; Fred, Casemiro; Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Antony; Weghorst.
Real Betis starting XI: Bravo; Abner, Felipe, Pezzella Sabaly; Rodrguez, Carvalho; Juanmi, Joaquin, Luiz Hernandez; Perez