Erik ten Hag rules out resting key players against Real Betis

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Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has insisted that he’ll play ‘his finest crew’ in Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second leg with Real Betis.

The 20-time English champions are in a powerful place with regards to reaching the quarter-finals of the competitors as a result of their 4-1 success within the first leg of the competition final week.

Because of this, there have been recommendations that Ten Hag may relaxation some key people, with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford amongst these to play a number of minutes in latest weeks.

Nonetheless, Ten Hag has mentioned that he’ll play ‘his finest crew’ in Seville, with the Dutchman additionally confirming that Casemiro would begin, because the Brazilian prepares to start out a four-game home ban against Fulham within the quarter-finals of the FA Cup this weekend.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes in action on March 5, 2023.

“They’ll each play (Casemiro, Fernandes) as a result of it is an excellent opponent. Final week we had a superb consequence however we’ve to go once more and also you want your finest players, as a result of we’d like a consequence, we’d like a win, then we’d like our greatest crew,” the Man United head coach advised reporters throughout his press convention.

“It is at all times critical, we’ll play our greatest crew. Undoubtedly, we’ve to place up a crew that may adapt through the sport, we all know our opponent can as a result of they’re a superb crew.

“They’ve actually good players, they’ve a number of variations, so we’ve to pay attention to that and we’ve to be able to go and battle with them.”

Ten Hag was additionally requested whether or not Facundo Pellistri was in line for a begin, with Antony and Alejandro Garnacho each out of the squad for Thursday’s contest.

Manchester United's Facundo Pellistri pictured on January 10, 2023.

“We’ll see tomorrow,” Ten Hag mentioned when questioned on the Uruguay worldwide, who’s but to start out for the Pink Devils.

“”We’ve got some choices, we’ve (Jadon) Sancho, we’ve (Anthony) Elanga, we’ve Bruno, so we’ve a number of choices however Pelle is unquestionably additionally one and he’s doing rather well recently when he got here on.”

Antony has not made the journey to Seville as a result of an sickness, whereas Garnacho is ready for an prolonged spell on the sidelines with the ankle damage that he picked up against Southampton within the Premier League on Sunday.

Anthony Martial is again in first-team coaching following a hip downside, however the France worldwide is just not but able to characteristic, whereas Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek stay out for the 20-time English champions with ankle and knee issues respectively.