Man United defeats Real Betis 4-1 after a comeback.
Manchester United defeated Real Betis 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 match after recovering from a historically humiliating loss to Liverpool.
In Sunday’s 7-0 loss at Anfield, United suffered a defeat that was both their biggest ever and their worst since 1931.
Erik ten Hag gave the same starting lineup in his reply, and he was rewarded with a return to form.
With his 26th goal of the year, Marcus Rashford gave United an early advantage. Nevertheless, Betis drew even against the odds when Ayoze Perez struck a shot into the far corner.
Perez’s deflected cross hit the post before halftime, giving the visitors a chance to take the lead.
But after the interval, two of United’s stars who have recently received the harshest criticism were the ones who were decisive.
Before Bruno Fernandes, who Ten Hag again selected as captain, headed in Luke Shaw’s corner, Antony curled a magnificent shot into the top corner.
Six minutes from time, Wout Weghorst scored his second goal for United in just 15 appearances by shooting from close range.
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