Real Betis suffer injury blow ahead of Manchester United contest

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Real Betis can be with out the providers of Luiz Felipe for Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second leg with Manchester United in Seville.

Manuel Pellegrini‘s facet have a mountain to climb within the European contest, having suffered a 4-1 defeat when the 2 groups locked horns at Outdated Trafford final week.

Felipe has been an vital participant for the Inexperienced and Whites throughout the 2022-23 marketing campaign, representing the membership on 21 events in all competitions, together with 5 outings within the Europa League.

The 25-year-old performed the total 90 minutes of the sport with Man United final week, however he was not concerned towards Villarreal on Sunday on account of a hamstring drawback.

Felipe’s place within the choice has been taken by teen Felix Garreta, however it’s in any other case the identical squad that was obtainable towards the Purple Devils for the primary leg.

Real Betis' Joaquin celebrates a goal against Manchester United on March 9, 2023.

William Carvalho can be obtainable, returning to the squad after lacking out towards Villarreal by suspension.

Luiz Henrique can be suspended towards Mallorca on the weekend as a result of reserving that he picked up towards the Yellow Submarine.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old is offered to characteristic towards the 20-time English champions on Thursday evening.

Nabil Fekir is out for the rest of the marketing campaign on account of a critical knee injury, whereas Juan Cruz stays on the sidelines for Real Betis on account of a hamstring challenge.

Real Betis attacker Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring against Manchester United on March 9, 2023.

Ayoze Perez, who’s on mortgage on the membership from Leicester City, scored for Pellegrini’s facet at Outdated Trafford final week, levelling the scores after Marcus Rashford had made the breakthrough.

Nonetheless, Man United went on to attain three extra instances by Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst to safe a cushty first-leg benefit.

Head coach Pellegrini has choices to make in terms of his beginning XI for this match, with Sergio Canales and Borja Iglesias each pushing to be named within the facet after solely that includes as second-half substitutes within the first leg final week.

Willian Jose can also be an possibility within the last third of the sphere, with the Brazilian discovering the again of the online on two events within the Europa League this season.

Real Betis squad vs. Man United:

Bravo, Silva, Martin; Sabaly, Ruiz, Pezzella, Abner, Miranda, Felix; Edgar, Rodriguez, Canales, Henrique, Carvalho, Joaquin, Guardado, Rodri, Perez; Juanmi, Iglesias, Jose, Perez, Ruibal