Manchester United took control of their final Europa League Round of 16 tie against Real Betis with a landslide first-leg victory at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford’s early strike put the hosts ahead and, while Ayoze Perez equalized for Betis, Erik ten Hag’s side created several excellent chances and were worthy winners.
Antony looped in a superb second to put United back in front, before Bruno Fernandes slotted home into Luke Shaw’s corner past the Stretford End to extend their lead.
Wout Weghorst’s late goal highlighted a performance that proved to be the perfect answer to Sunday’s humiliating 7-0 loss at Anfield to Liverpool in the Premier League.
United travel to Sevilla for the second leg on Thursday, March 16 (17:45 GMT).
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squad number1player nameCheer
squad number23player nameSabaly
squad number16player namePezzella
squad number19player nameLouis Felipe
squad number20player nameAbner
squad number5player nameRodriguez
squad number14player nameGuillaume Carvalho
squad number11player nameLuiz Henrique
squad number17player nameJoaquin
squad number7player nameJuanmi
squad number21player nameAyoze Perez
squad number9player nameIglesias
squad numbertenplayer nameChannels
squad number12player namewillian jose
squad number18player nameGuardado
squad number24player nameRuibal
- 1by Gea
- 20scupperReplaced byWan BissakaTo 45′minutes
- 6Li Martinez
- 23ShawReplaced byMalaciaTo 65′minutes
- 17FredReplaced byMcTominayTo 82′minutes
- 21AnthonyReplaced byPellistriTo 82′minutes
- 8Bruno FernandesBooked at 68 mins
- tenRashfordReplaced bysanchoTo 65′minutes
- 27WeghorstBooked at 56 mins
- 29Wan Bissaka
- 19Ramos Marchi
- 20da Silva Santos
- 5RodriguezReplaced byGuardadoTo 65′minutes
- 14Guillaume Carvalho
- 11Rose of SilvaReplaced byRuibalTo 59′minutes
- 17Sanchez RodriguezReplaced byChannelsTo 59′minutes
- 7JuanmiReplaced byDa SilvaTo 80′minutes
- 21PerezReplaced byIglesiasTo 65′minutes
- 12Da Silva
- 13Dantas da Silva
- 25Martin Fernandez
- 28Sanchez Rodriguez
- 37Perez Guerrero
Match ends, Manchester United 4, Real Betis 1.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 4, Real Betis 1.
Offside, Manchester United. Casemiro tries a through ball, but Jadon Sancho is caught offside.
Corner, Manchester United. Corner conceded by Claudio Bravo.
Attempt saved. Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box sees his shot blocked. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.
Failed attempt. Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes on a cross from a corner.
Corner, Manchester United. Corner conceded by Luiz Felipe.
Hand of Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United).
Failed attempt. Casemiro (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.
Foul by Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United).
Luiz Felipe (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Wout Weghorst (Manchester United).
Andrés Guardado (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Aitor Ruibal (Real Betis) header from the center of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Abner from a cross.
Offside, Manchester United. Raphael Varane tries a through ball, but Facundo Pellistri is caught offside.
Aim! Manchester United 4, Real Betis 1. Wout Weghorst (Manchester United) right footed shot from very close range in the bottom left corner after a corner kick.
Attempt saved. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) right footed shot from the middle of the box is blocked in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Facundo Pellistri.
Replacement, Manchester United. Facundo Pellistri replaces Antoine.
Replacement, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Fred.