Real Betis vs Manchester United LIVE commentary: Maguire starts as the Red Devils look to seal a place in the Europa League last eight against old foe Pellegrini

Manchester United are in Spain tonight as they look to complete their Europa League last-16 clash against Real Betis.

The Red Devils beat the La Liga side 4-1 at Old Trafford, and barring a massive shock, Erik ten Hag’s men should be through to the quarter-finals.

Ten Hag will demand that his team be professional and get the job done

The Red Devils have already won the Carabao Cup this season and will see the Europa League as another chance for silverware.

But their domestic form dipped slightly after a 7-0 thrashing by Liverpool and a goalless draw with Southampton.

Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini’s men need to close a three-goal deficit just to level with United, so a comeback seems unlikely.

Betis vs Man United: talkSPORT coverage

This round of 16 second leg of the Europa League is scheduled for Thursday March 16.

Kick-off at the Benito Villamarin Stadium is scheduled for 5.45pm UK time.

talkSPORT 2 will have live commentary from Spain courtesy of Jim Proudfoot and former Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland.

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You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Ayoze Perez's goal meant very little for Betis in the end


Ayoze Perez’s goal meant very little for Betis in the end

Betis vs Man United: team news

Betis XI: Silva, Sabaly, Pezzella, Gonzalez, Vinicius, Rodriguez, Carvalho, Ruibal, Joaquin, Juanmi, A. Perez.

Subs: Bravo, Martin, Ruiz, Iglesias, Canales, Henrique, Jose, Guardado, Rodri, Miranda, Garreta, D. Perez.

Man United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Fred, Pellistri, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst.

Replacements: Heaton, Butland, Lindelof, Sabitzer, Varane, Dalot, Shaw, Sancho, Elanga, McTominay.

Betis vs Man United: What was said?

Betis and former Manchester City manager Pellegrini: “We have to try from the first minute.

“First to win the game, after that to try to score the goals we need to qualify. And if not, to play a good game and win here at home.

“So believe in my team, believe in our fans and together we’re trying to turn things around.”

Garnacho is injured and is out


Garnacho is injured and is out

Betis vs Man United: Facts of the match

  • This is Real Betis’ first European home game against an English side since November 2005, when they beat Chelsea 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • Including this game, five of Manchester United’s last seven European away games have been in Spain – they haven’t lost any of their last four (W2 D2), beating Real Sociedad and drawing Barcelona this season only.
  • Real Betis have only progressed from one of their previous six major European matches when they lost the first leg, overcoming a 1-0 loss to Vejle BK in the UEFA Cup first round in 1998-99 to win 5-1 in the second leg.
  • Of all the teams to have won by more than 3 goals in the first leg of a UEFA Europa League knockout tie (from 2009-10), only one has been knocked out: Basel v Valencia in the 2013-14 quarter-finals (won 3-0 first leg, lost 5-0 second leg).
  • Marcus Rashford has scored 24 goals in major European competition for Manchester United and could become just the sixth player to score 25 such goals for the Red Devils and, aged 25 years and 136 days on matchday, the youngest player to reach 25 years old. major European goals for the club. He would also be the youngest Englishman to score 25 goals in major European competitions in history.

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