Manchester United travel to Spain to play Real Betis in the second leg of their Europa Cup tie leading 4-1 from the first leg. Lisandro Martinez joined Erik ten Hag to face questions from the press.
Time Stamps: 0:35 Team News Update 1:22 Erik Ten Hag on the forward options 1:53 Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro 2:31 Garnacho 3:20 Lisandro Martinez on playing in Midfield 3:41 Lisandro Martinez on connection with the fans 4:31 Erik Ten Hag on the same starting lineup 5:20 Lisandro Martinez on playing with Varane 6:23 “We have injuries and the red cards” – Erik Ten Hag on the inconsistent with the referee 7:08 Garnacho Injury Part 2 8:02 Erik Ten Hag on managing the squad 8:52 Erik Ten Hag on the squad showing a challenge for the title 11:10 “Arsenal always have their players AVAILABLE” – Erik Ten Hag on the depth of the squad due to Injuries 12:36 Erik Ten Hag on unbeaten run again 13:12 Lisandro Martinez on the squad challenging for the title 13:54 Erik Ten Hag on speaking to the referee after the Southampton game
Ten Hag mentioned both Fernandes and Casemiro starting despite their yellow cards and the risk of missing later game. He also mentioned putting out his strongest side but hinted that Pellistri may get a start with Antony out. Sancho didn’t get mentioned but there has to be a strong possibility he plays.
Here are the available players: De Gea, Heaton, Butland, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Martinez, Shaw, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, McTominay, Sabitzer, Elanga, Pellistri, Rashford, Sancho, Weghorst.
We’d like to see something like this:
Wan-Bissaka Varane Martinez Shaw
Pellistri Rashford Sancho
As ever, there’s a good chance Varane gets rested. Dalot could get another chance along with Malacia, who is short on minutes.
In midfield, the only free spot is Fred’s but that could go to Sabitzer or McTominay if Ten Hag wants to experiment.
Upfront, Rashford starts. Weghorst probably starts, in which case it’s one of Sancho or Pellistri. Both wingers would be better.
Generally, the manager puts out strong sides and doesn’t like to change too much. We could see something like this.
Dalot Maguire Martinez Malacia
Pellistri Weghorst Rashford
Score Prediction 1-2
Betis are bound to score but unlikely to win. A draw is also a decent prediction.