The UEFA Europa League last 16 is set to kick off this week, and one of the most intriguing matchups is between Manchester United and Real Betis. The two sides will meet at Old Trafford on Thursday, with United looking to put their humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League behind them.
The Red Devils have been in good form in the Europa League this season, having won all five of their group stage matches. They have also been impressive in the Premier League, sitting in second place in the table. However, their recent loss to Liverpool was a major setback, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his side can bounce back with a strong performance against Real Betis.
Real Betis, meanwhile, have been in decent form in La Liga this season, sitting in seventh place in the table. They have also been impressive in the Europa League, winning four of their six group stage matches. Manager Rubi will be hoping his side can continue their good form and cause an upset against United.
The match will be a battle between two of Europe’s top managers, with Solskjaer and Rubi both having impressive records in their respective leagues. Solskjaer has been in charge of United since December 2018, and has led the club to the top of the Premier League table. Rubi, meanwhile, has been in charge of Real Betis since July 2018, and has led the club to seventh place in La Liga.
The match will also be a battle between two of Europe’s top attacking players, with United’s Marcus Rashford and Real Betis’ Joaquin both having impressive records this season. Rashford has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season, while Joaquin has scored seven goals in La Liga.
The match will be broadcast live in English on BT Sport, with coverage starting at 8pm GMT. It will also be available to stream on the BT Sport app and website.
United will be hoping to put their recent loss to Liverpool behind them and get back to winning ways against Real Betis. However, Rubi’s side will be no pushovers, and the match promises to be an exciting one.