Match preview: United must bounce back with convincing win over Real Betis in midweek European clash

Manchester United take on Real Betis on Thursday, March 9 at Old Trafford. Kick-off is at 8pm. 

Erik ten Hag will demand an instant response from his players in their forthcoming fixtures after yesterday’s dismal humiliation at Anfield, in which United conceded seven goals to their biggest rivals without offering one in response.

In order to even try and bounce back from such a thrashing, the Reds need to oversee consecutive convincing wins over the next few weeks and ensure they are on the right path to another piece of silverware this season.

Real Betis’ form heading into Old Trafford clash

The next opportunity to do so is Thursday. United take on fifth-placed La Liga side Betis on home turf, where they have not tasted defeat in 19 consecutive games.

Yesterday, Los Verdiblancos held reigning La Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid to a stalemate at the Benito Villamarin stadium.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now on a four-game unbeaten streak and will be keen on taking their spirit to the Theatre of Dreams and seeing out a triumphant result.

Prolific Betis striker Nabil Fekir is ruled out of both legs after sustaining a season-ending knee injury.

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