Manchester United showed their character by comprehensively beating Real Betis 4-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie four days on from their humiliating defeat at Liverpool.
The big talking point before kick-off was Erik ten Hag naming an unchanged starting line-up from the side which was hammered at the weekend. He knew he would have 11 highly motivated players in his side, and did not want to single out one or two to scapegoat by leaving them out.His players responded with an energetic start with some impressive attacking football
Marcus Rashford gave United an early lead. Ayoze Perez, on loan from Leicester scored a somewhat controversial equaliser, before second half goals from Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst settled things.
It was clear that the Red Devils were chasing a fifth goal, but despite having four minutes of additional time and a couple of chances from set pieces, it never came.