Manchester United making home undefeated record now stands at 21 games, with 19 victories and two draws.
The Red Devils demolish Betis 4-1 in the Europa League last-16 first leg at Old Trafford, with goals from Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, and Wout Weghorst.
United rebounded from their thrashing at Liverpool on Sunday, with Antony’s stunning goal helping them secure a 4-1 first-leg Europa League last-16 advantage against Real Betis.
Ayoze Perez’s post-shot with David De Gea out of position giving United a chance to equalize the score at the break after struggling at times against the fifth-placed club in La Liga.
But, as Antony’s curling attempt regained their lead, they blew Betis away. Fernandes’ thunderous header from a corner was too much for Claudio Bravo to handle, and Wout Weghorst scored a fourth after excellent work from replacement Facundo Pallestri.
Both Antony and Weghorst squandered excellent chances to increase United’s advantage, but Erik ten Hag’s side will still fly to Spain next Thursday in first place for the Europa League quarter-finals.
Manchester United: The path to the Europa League quarter-finals
Ten Hag picked the same lineup that began against Anfield on Sunday afternoon. This was the club that had gotten United into this situation, and it was the team that would bring them out of it.
They definitely got off to a flying start as Marcus Rashford sidestepped his man and slammed in an opening past Bravo with less than six minutes gone, as United looked to blow Betis away right away.
Yet there were still chinks in the hosts’ confidence armor. Around the half-hour mark, Leicester loanee Perez sent a low effort over De Gea and inside the far post to surprise Old Trafford, and United battled to restore momentum before the break.