Real Betis vs Man United LIVE! Europa League match stream, latest team news, lineups, TV, prediction today
Manchester United take a commanding lead into their Europa League clash away at Real Betis tonight. Erik ten Hag’s side, fresh from losing 7-0 to Liverpool, managed to beat their Spanish opposition 4-1 last week to put one foot into the quarter-finals.
Cup competition has been a major feature of ten Hag’s first season in charge. While United are some way off challenging for the Premier League title, they at least ended their trophy drought by capturing the Carabao Cup last month and could still win both the Europa League and the FA Cup. That, coupled with a top-four finish, represents major progress for a team in dire straits before the Dutchman’s arrival.
Barring a complete collapse, United will make it into the final eight. A potential meeting with Arsenal is mouth-watering but, before that, they must get the job done at Estadio Benito Villamarín. Follow the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!
Thierry Henry tells Harry Kane: You must leave Tottenham, if I was you I couldn’t sleep at night
Manchester United target Harry Kane has to leave Tottenham this summer or likely settle for an unfulfilled career, says Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
Last season’s Champions League exit means Spurs will go a 15th season without a trophy, and Kane’s career trophy drought subsequently also extends as he still searches for his first piece of silverware.
Kane’s contract will have just one year remaining come the summer and the player is in no rush to sign an extension, prompting ongoing speculation that he could finally decide to leave.
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Betfair – Real Betis vs Manchester United
Real Betis – 5/2
Draw – 13/5
Man Utd – 1/1
Betfair – Europa League Winner
Man Utd – 15/8
Arsenal – 5/2
Juventus – 7/1
Roma – 8/1
Sevilla – 12/1
Leverkusen – 14/1
Union Berlin – 16/1
Ten Hag told how to solve major Casemiro problem after four-game ban
Graham Poll has rubbished suggestions that Casemiro is being unfairly targeted by Premier League referees after getting sent off again for Manchester United at the weekend.
The Brazilian midfielder received his marching orders for the second time in just five weeks during the first half of Sunday’s goalless draw with relegation-battling Southampton at Old Trafford, leaving the field in tears and being consoled by team-mates after being shown a straight red card by official Anthony Taylor for a bad challenge on Saints counterpart Carlos Alcaraz.
Casemiro will now serve a four-match domestic suspension that will rule him out of the upcoming FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Fulham, as well as further top-flight matches against Newcastle, Brentford and Everton.
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Guardiola insists he is a failure after ‘idol’ Julia Roberts’ Man City snub
Pep Guardiola has unexpectedly revealed how “idol” Julia Roberts broke his heart with a preference for rivals Manchester United.
Manchester City hammered RB Leipzig 7-0 on Tuesday night in a one-sided Champions League last-16 second-leg clash in which superstar striker Erling Haaland scored five times in total to seal an 8-1 aggregate victory and easily book a place in Friday’s quarter-final draw.
Such a devastating display both collectively as a team and individually from Haaland will greatly raise belief that City can finally end their long wait for glory in Europe’s elite club competition – the one major trophy that has continued to elude them despite their unprecedented period of domestic success during a seven-year stint under Guardiola that has included four Premier League titles, the FA Cup and four League Cups.
It would be a hugely satisfying achievement for the Spaniard, who has often been criticised for failing to add to the two Champions League titles he won as a manager with Barcelona during his stints in charge at both Bayern Munich and City.
Read Guardiola’s comments in full here!
Who can Manchester United face in Europa League quarter-finals? Possible opponents for Friday’s draw
Manchester United already have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals ahead of discovering their fate in Friday’s draw.
A last-16 second leg trip to Real Betis must be navigated first but the Red Devils have built a comfortable three-goal lead as they head to Spain.
It means their chances of being involved in the lunchtime ceremony from UEFA’s headquarters in Switzerland are high, although the same cannot be said for some of their potential opponents.
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When is the Europa League draw? Date, time, teams qualified for quarter-finals and how to watch on TV
The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals is on the horizon as Arsenal and Manchester United look to book their spot in the next round.
Despite being Europe’s second-tier club competition, this year’s draw could feature several heavyweights including Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and Sevilla.
This stage sees the draw become completely open with no restrictions on who can face who, with the semi-finals also set to be scheduled for the culmination of this year’s Europa League.
When is the Europa League quarter-final draw?
Antony ruled out of Man United’s Europa League trip to Real Betis
Antony will miss Manchester United’s trip to face Real Betis in the Europa League due to illness.
The Red Devils have named their 21-man travelling party for the last-16 second leg in Spain with the Brazilian winger not included.
After missing training on Wednesday with illness, Antony is also a doubt to face Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-final on the weekend. He has already been named in Brazil’s squad to face Morocco in a friendly later this month.
Prediction: Betis to win, Man Utd to qualify
United may well take their foot off the pedal against a Betis side playing with freedom given the pretty terminal nature of their hopes of qualifying. But, the Spaniards will not get close to the shock comeback required to reach the next round.
Real Betis to win 2-1, Man United to qualify 5-3 on aggregate
Man Utd team news: Garnacho injured
Alejandro Garnacho is injured for United after suffering an ankle injury against Southampton and Antony misses out through illness, although Casemiro is eligible to play despite his four-game domestic ban.
Marcel Sabitzer and Victor Lindelof are back in training for what is likely to be a heavily-rotated away team, which remains without Anthony Martial, Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek.
Real Betis team news: Canales to play
Betis central defender Luiz Felipe will miss out after picking up a hamstring injury on the weekend, adding to the absence of Nabil Fekir and Juan Cruz.
Sergio Canales should be fit to start after playing for 60 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Villarreal on his return to the line-up.