Erik ten Hag will be without two players when Manchester United host Real Betis at Old Trafford this Thursday, March 9.
The manager will demand an instant response from his players after last weekend’s humiliation against arch-rivals Liverpool.
All United can do now is dust themselves off and go again tomorrow. They take on the fifth-placed La Liga side in the first leg of a last-16 Europa League clash.
The second leg is next Thursday, March 16 at the Benito Villamarin Stadium with a place in a European quarter-final up for grabs. United are currently one of the major favourites to win the competition along with fellow Premier League rivals Arsenal.
United team news
Ten Hag confirmed today in his MUTV press conference that Marcel Sabizter and Anthony Martial are ruled out of tomorrow’s match, however, the Frenchman is back training with the first-team squad, so will likely return to action soon.
It was previously reported that Casemiro would need to be assessed ahead of the tie but given Ten Hag’s update, the midfielder is seemingly fit to feature.
Real Betis team news
Prolific forward Nabil Fekir is sidelined for the rest of the season.
Sergio Canales has returned to action after recovering from injury and Leicester City loanee Ayoze Perez is available for selection.
I think ETH needs to take a vital decision on Weghorst.The Dutchman has always preferred his favourite even over prolific Tominay, though it may seems Tominay is not as disciplined as the Burnley loanee. Mv and Bruno are fond of taking unnecessary card, always want to intervene in a matter that of lesser concern to them. But I still prefer the Scot over him. ETH stock to itiveness decision really had impact on the Liverpool game. When he took the decision of putting WBS on bench and start Dalot. WBS has a way of shutting down a stubborn offensive player from the left and at times he shifts to other side as the tides shift as well. Please Erik must not make a similar mistakes against Real Betis.