Antony left out as Erik ten Hag names travelling squad for Real Betis clash

Manchester United are getting ready to, hopefully, secure their passage into the next round of the Europa League as they make the trip to Spain to face Real Betis.

Erik ten Hag’s men ran out comfortable winners in the first leg, winning 4-1 after a dominant performance. Victory in the return leg on Thursday would see United qualify for the quarter-finals, which will take place after this month’s international break.

United’s aim to get back to winning ways domestically last weekend did, however, not go to plan as Ten Hag’s side battled out a 0-0 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford.

Casemiro was dismissed for a violent challenge on Carlos Alcaraz with less than 30 minutes played and speaking after the game, Ten Hag claimed the referee’s performance influenced the result.

Casemiro will now serve a four-match domestic suspension and that will most likely mean that he is in line to start against Betis. Roughly 24 hours before kick-off in Andalusia, the Dutchman named his travelling squad on the official Manchester United website.

Manchester United squad: David De Gea, Tom Heaton, Jack Butland, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Scott McTominay, Marcel Sabitzer, Anthony Elanga, Facundo Pellistri, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Wout Weghorst

Lindelof is among those to return to the squad after missing the game against Southampton and Sabitzer is also included, having been absent for the last two games.

Antony misses out due to illness whilst Alejandro Garnacho has been ruled out indefinitely following a nasty-looking injury sustained last weekend.

There is also no sign of Anthony Martial as the Frenchman continues to recover from various injuries. The 27-year-old has been in full training for over a week but is not being rushed back to action.

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  1. A message to our respected manager Ten Hag, why do we recruit players who are injury prone. One plays 2 games they get sick or get injured. What difference does it make before we recruited them we needed the depth in selection but we can’t see them at the hour of need. So far only one player has made the difference and that’s Casemiro. Do a massive clear out and have players we can rely on occasionally.

    Thank you

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