Manchester United coasted via to the Europa League quarter-finals after a 1-0 win in opposition to Real Betis at a buoyant Benito Villamarin Stadium. A 4-1 win within the first leg meant United had one foot within the subsequent spherical, though Betis started the sport decided to maintain the tie alive.
Juanmi missed two possibilities early on, hitting the publish and narrowly firing broad in a half the place Betis carved via the United midfield on a number of events however simply couldn’t discover the ending touches.
However, United grew into the sport within the second half and started to create good possibilities, Marcus Rashford forcing an excellent save from Silva earlier than blazing over the bar from shut vary.
It seemed prefer it is probably not an excellent evening for the Englishman, who has not too long ago carried a lot of the staff’s attacking burden, however he lastly bought his purpose within the fifty fifth minute. Receiving the ball in house on the left wing, Rashford confirmed wonderful approach hitting it with the surface of his foot from virtually 30 yards, the ball flying into the alternative nook.
His purpose ended the tie and successfully ended the sport, with a few half-chances from all sides as each groups drained and United proceed their hunt for 2 extra trophies. Here are the participant rankings from Spain:
David de Gea, 6
Some good saves in what was a reasonably busy sport for the Spaniard. Important to notice what number of of his saves come from him dropping possession.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 6
Solid sufficient in defence however all the time lacks an actual menace in assault and it was extra of the identical tonight.
Harry Maguire, 7
United’s membership captain has been starved of minutes of late however simply stepped in to the defence tonight. Settled effectively after some early Betis possibilities and didn’t put a foot improper after, with some vital blocks and clearances.
Lisandro Martinez, 7
Resolute in defence as is usually the case. The Argentine has change into an ever-reliable participant for United and tonight he exhibited extra of the robust tackling, wonderful studying of the sport and correct passing that has made him a fan favorite on the Theatre of Dreams.
Had a number of battles with Sabaly – a few of which he misplaced in harmful positions – and wasn’t threatening sufficient in assault, though wasn’t helped significantly a lot by Rashford. His performances will proceed to persuade followers that he has a stable future on the membership.
United have been being lower via in midfield far too simply within the first half, though issues tightened up within the second. The Brazilian had a typical sport; successful again possession, good in transition however a number of misplaced passes. Solid if unspectacular.
Seemed to be in all places in what was a really finish to finish sport. This sort of sport typically fits the Brazilian, the place his most telling contribution was in defence with some vital interventions in and across the field.
Bruno Fernandes, 6
A quiet evening for the Portuguese, who created a few good possibilities however was responsible of being wasteful in assault. Needs to be higher in possession over the subsequent few video games if United are to manage with out Casemiro.
Facundo Pellistri, 6
Some promising moments from the younger Uruguayan on what was his first begin for the membership. Always trying to drive ahead and a few good passes within the closing third, although was responsible of ruining one or two good possibilities.
Marcus Rashford, 7
An odd evening for United’s predominant man, who appeared drained all through the sport. A quiet first half was adopted by failing to take two excellent possibilities, however greater than made up for it with a superb long-range strike for his purpose.
Wout Weghorst, 6
Failed to take his possibilities within the sort of efficiency that his typified his time on the membership. Can be efficient in video games reminiscent of this however greater high quality shall be sought in the summertime.
Marcel Sabitzer 6, Jadon Sancho 7, Anthony Elanga 6, Victor Lindelof 6, Diogo Dalot 6
Silva6 , Sabaly 7, Pezzella 7, Gonzalez 6, Abner 6, Rodriguez 6, Carvalho 6, Ruibal 7, Joaquin 7, Juanmi 7, Perez 6.
Subs: Miranda 6, Canales 6, Jose 5, Guardado 6, Iglesias 6
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