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Man United vs Real Betis lineups, starting 11 for Europa League Round of 16 match

Manchester United return to European action this week, as they host Real Betis in a Europa League Round of 16 first-leg clash at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s positive start to 2023 was deal a major blow over the weekend, as United were ruthlessly beaten 7-0 by old foes Liverpool in the Premier League, with the Dutchman demanding a response from his squad.

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini brings his Betis side to Manchester on the back of three wins and a draw with Real Madrid in their past four La Liga matches.

Both managers are boosted by a largely unchanged injury picture ahead of kickoff with Ten Hag looking to strike a balance between resting players and restarting their post-Anfield momentum.

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Man United vs Real Betis live stream, TV channel

The pre-game debate has focused on United’s ability to react to their humbling on Merseyside and the overall sensation is that Ten Hag will rally his players for this tie.

The former Ajax boss has implemented major improvements in the squad this season and a strong run in Europe still remains a high priority for him in 2023.

  TV channel Streaming
USA fuboTV, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, VIX+, Paramount+
Canada DAZN
UK BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate BT Sport app/site
Australia Stan Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport
India Sony TEN 2 JioTV, Sony LIV
Hong Kong beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect
Malaysia beIN Sports 3

beIN Sports Connect, sooka

Singapore beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+

UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.

USA: This match streams on Paramount+ and fuboTV for subscribers in both English and Spanish.

Canada: Every Champions League game this season is live streaming exclusively via DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Champions League match live and on demand on Stan Sport. 

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Man United vs Real Betis lineups

Ten Hag is still without long-term absentees Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek for this match, with Anthony Martial not expected to return until after the international break this month. Marcel Sabitzer is also not available.

Brazilian star Casemiro plays despite a minor knock and the risk of a suspension should be receive a yellow card. Indeed, Ten Hag has kept faith with the entire starting lineup from the game at Anfield.

Pellegrini is without Nabil Fekir following knee surgery, but Sergio Canales is back on the bench.

Below are the confirmed starting lineups for both teams ahead of their match at Old Trafford on March 9.

Man United starting 11

Man United starting XI (4-2-3-1): 1-De Gea (GK) — 20-Dalot, 19-Varane, 6-Martinez, 23-Shaw — 18-Casemiro, 17-Fred — 21-Antony, 27-Weghorst, 8-Fernandes — 10-Rashford

Man United subs: 22-Heaton (GK), 5-Maguire, 28-Pellistri, 49-Garnacho, 31-Butland (GK), 73-Mainoo, 2-Lindelof, 39-McTominay, 25-Sancho, 29-Wan-Bissaka, 12-Malacia, 36-Elanga

  • Injured: Eriksen, Van de Beek, Martial
  • Suspended:

Ten Hag has opted to shuffle his options in European games this season, but it feels like a purposeful decision to keep the same side that was humbled at Anfield. It remains to be seen whether Wout Weghorst will lead the attack or be deployed in a deeper role, which could see Marcus Rashford as the No. 9 and Bruno Fernandes pushed wide again.

Real Betis starting 11

Real Betis (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Bravo (GK) — 23-Sabaly, 16-Pezzella, 19-Luiz Felipe, 20-Abner — 14-Carvalho, 5-Rodriguez —11-Luis Henrique, 17-Joaquin, 7-Juanmi — 21-Perez

Real Betis subs: 25-Martin (GK) 12-Willian Jose, 9-Iglesias, 37-Perez, 3-E. Gonzalez, 6-Ruiz, 13-Rui Silva (GK), 28-Rodri, 24-Ruibal, 18-Guardado, 10-Canales, 33-Miranda

  • Injured: Fekir, Cruz
  • Suspended:

Pellegrini goes with former Leicester City winger Ayoze Perez in attack, supported by the veteran Joaquin.

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