Manchester United coach Eric ten Hag vowed to play his “best team” against Real Betis on Thursday night, despite leading 4-1 on aggregate from the first leg.
United put United ahead of the quarter-finals with victory last week at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony, Bruno Fernandes and Watt Wighurst.
He gives Ten Hag’s side a comfortable advantage when he heads to Benito Villamarín at Sevilla, but the United manager is not taking any chances and insists he will not rotate as heavily as expected. That will include Fernandez And Casemiroalthough they both run the risk of being suspended.
Yellow cards will be erased at the end of the quarter-finals in an effort to reduce the possibility of players being suspended in the final of UEFA competitions through accumulation.
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Should Fernandes or Casemiro pick up a yellow card on Thursday, they will be suspended for the first leg of the quarter-final – assuming United don’t go down against a prodigy this week. But Ten Hag is willing to put up with it, it seems.
“They’ll play both of them. He’s a very good opponent. Last week we had a good result, but we need to come back again. We need our best players and our best team,” explained the Dutchman.
“It’s always serious and we’ll play our best team. We have to create a team that can adapt during the game. We know our opponent can, because they have really good players. We have to be ready to battle with them.”
After impressing in the first leg, Anthony will miss the match due to illness. but, Ten Hag He named Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellestri as additional options. The latter put an overhead cross off the bench in the first leg, setting Weghorst’s goal through Dart’s dribble.
In this version of The Promised Land, part of the 90 Minutes Podcast Network, Scott Saunders And Rob Blanchett Discuss the possibility of Lisandro Martinez covering the suspended Casemiro in midfield, the recent form of Anthony, Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane and more. If you don’t see this embed, click here To listen to the podcast!