Manchester United travel to Benito Villamarin stadium on Thursday for the second leg against Real Betis as they look set to book their place in the quarter-finals stage of the Europa League. The Red Devils recorded a splendid 4-1 victory over the Spanish outfit in the first-leg clash to take the lead, so we can expect United to be supremely confident to grab another win here.
Erik ten Hag will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes in the starting XI for this contest. Fred could make his way back into the midfield to play alongside Casemiro while Antony drops to the bench.
4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted XI Vs Real Betis
David de Gea is expected to continue between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would look to put up a strong performance after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing.
Raphael Varane will continue alongside Lisandro Martinez as they form the customary centre-half partnership at the heart of United’s backline. Luke Shaw should keep his place at the left-back position, whereas Aaron Wan-Bissaka will fill in on the other flank as the right-back.
Tyrell Malacia and Diogo Dalot will take a spot on the bench to provide cover for the defensive positions.
Casemiro is expected to start in the defensive midfield position even though he picked up a red card in the last outing against Southampton. In contrast, Fred will return to the central midfield in the absence of Marcel Sabitzer.
Bruno Fernandes remains a sure-fire starter for Man United in this midweek encounter. It’ll be an understatement to say that the Red Devils will be highly dependent on the Portugal international’s creative work in front of the goal to seal the deal.
Scott McTominay will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be brought on in the second half of the contest if needed.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford will take up the wide positions, looking to cause a menace for the Betis defenders down the right and left-wing, respectively.
Wout Weghorst is expected to lead the line against the opposition in this contest. The Dutch forward’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for the opposition defenders as he carries most of the goal-scoring burden for the Red Devils.
Antony could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.