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    Manchester United to reach Europa League quarter-finals at expense of Betis

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    Manchester United carry a commanding 4-1 lead into the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash with Real Betis in Spain tonight.

    The Red Devils dominated the first leg from start to finish, racking up 25 shots 13 on target while enjoying the lion’s share of possession.

    Goals from Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst sealed an emphatic home victory for Man Utd, who will be hopeful of completing the job in Spain.

    It is worth noting, however, that last week’s loss is Real Betis’ only defeat in their previous six encounters across all competitions.

    After taking 10 points from a possible 12 in La Liga, Betis suffered a humiliating loss at Old Trafford before recording a 1-1 draw with Villarreal last time out.

    As a result, Manuel Pellegrini’s side find themselves fifth in the Spanish top flight – three points outside the Champions League places.

    Although Real Betis have avoided defeat in seven of their past eight Europa League home games, they will struggle overturn the 4-1 deficit this time around.

    Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Southampton on Sunday, with Casemiro picking up a red card in the first half.

    Of course, the Red Devils will view Sunday’s defeat as a missed opportunity, but they have still lost just one of their last 14 games in all competitions – securing 10 wins along the way.

    Erik ten Hag’s men have only lost two of their previous 25 matches, establishing themselves as one of the most feared sides in Europe.

    Manchester United to reach

    Having avoided defeat in each of their past eight Europa League clashes, Man Utd will be confident of booking their place in the quarter-finals.

    Head-to-head: Last week’s meeting was the first competitive clash between Manchester United and Real Betis, with the Red Devils running out comfortable winners.

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