Manchester United bounced back from their mauling at the hands of Liverpool in emphatic style on Thursday night, as they all-but secured their place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-1 victory over Real Betis at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils had been on the receiving end of a 3-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday, but they put that result behind them with a dominant display against the Spanish side.
United took the lead in the first half through a Juan Mata penalty, before Betis equalised through Antonio Sanabria shortly after the break. However, the hosts responded in style, with goals from Romelu Lukaku, Chris Smalling and Marcus Rashford sealing the win.
The result means that United are now in a strong position to progress to the knockout stages of the competition, with just one more point needed from their remaining two group games.
It was a much-needed victory for United, who had been struggling for form in recent weeks. The win will also have been a boost for manager Jose Mourinho, who had come under increasing pressure following the defeat to Liverpool.
The Portuguese manager made several changes to his side for the game, with the likes of Lukaku, Smalling and Rashford all coming into the starting line-up.
The trio all made an impact, with Lukaku scoring his first goal since October, Smalling netting his first of the season and Rashford continuing his impressive form in front of goal.
The result was a welcome one for United, who will now be looking to build on this performance in their remaining two group games. They will face Young Boys at home in their next game, before travelling to Valencia for their final group game.
If United can pick up the point they need from those two games, they will be through to the knockout stages of the competition. It would be a welcome boost for the club, who have been struggling for form in recent weeks.
Overall, it was a much-needed victory for United, who will now be looking to build on this performance in their remaining two group games. They will be hoping to secure their place in the last 16 of the competition and put their recent struggles behind them.