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Manchester United Vs Real Betis Football Score Match 10 December 2022

Manchester United Vs Real Betis Football Score Match 10 December 2022

Manchester United will play the second and final of their mid-season friendlies on Saturday evening, with the 20-time English champions set to take on La Liga outfit Real Betis. Erik ten Hag’s side suffered a 4-2 defeat to Cadiz on Wednesday, while Real Betis played two friendlies against Colo Colo in the middle of November, losing 5-0 and 1-0 to the Chilean outfit. Real Betis were last in competitive action against Valencia on November 10, suffering a 3-0 defeat to Los Che, which left them in sixth position in the La Liga table. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won seven, drawn three and lost four of their 14 league games this term to collect 24 points, which is the same number as fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao.

Real Betis have also managed to qualify for the knockout round of the Europa League by finishing top of Group C, but they have only won one of their last five in the league, so the winter break came at a good time. The Green and Whites actually played three friendlies in the middle of November, losing 4-0 to River Plate on November 13 before being beaten 5-0 and 1-0 by Colo Colo in back-to-back matches. Real Betis have another three mid-season friendlies against Man United, Inter Milan and Atalanta BC before returning to competitive action on December 29, welcoming Athletic Bilbao in Spain’s top flight. Man United, as mentioned, were in friendly action against Cadiz on Wednesday, suffering a 4-2 defeat to the La Liga side, who led by two goals inside the opening 14 minutes of the contest.

Anthony Martial and Kobbie Mainoo struck for the Red Devils to level the scores early in the second period, but the Yellow Submarine then went on to win it courtesy of goals from Ruben Sobrino and Tomas Alarcon. This is Man United’s final match before competitive action resumes, with Ten Hag’s side set to take on Burnley in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on December 21. The 20-time English champions will then be back in action against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on December 27 before ending the year away to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Man United were in strong form before the season was halted for the World Cup, winning five of their six matches ahead of the break, including a 2-1 success at Fulham in the Premier League, with Alejandro Garnacho coming up with a last-gasp winner for the Red Devils at Craven Cottage.

The result left Ten Hag’s side in fifth position in the table, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have played a game more, while the team will take on Barcelona in a two-legged Europa League knockout round playoff in February. Real Betis have had Youssouf Sabaly, German Pezzella, Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho and Andres Guardado in action at the 2022 World Cup, with Pezzella, Rodriguez and Carvalho still at the tournament. As a result, all five will be unavailable for selection here, while the La Liga outfit have injury problems in the shape of Juan Cruz, Joaquin, Luiz Felipe and Victor Camarasa. Head coach Pellegrini will still be able to call upon a strong starting XI, though, with the likes of Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales and Borja Iglesias set to feature from the first whistle.

As for Man United, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Antony, Fred, Christian Eriksen, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot and Facundo Pellistri are all absent due to their involvement in the 2022 World Cup. Jadon Sancho and Axel Tuanzebe have not made the trip to Spain, meanwhile, but there is still experience in the squad in the shape of David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Martial. Ten Hag is expected to name the majority of the side that took to the first whistle against Cadiz, although there could be a change at right-back, with Marc Jurado potentially replacing Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while De Gea might replace Martin Dubravka between the sticks. Zidane Iqbal impressed in the first half against Cadiz, while Mainoo scored off the bench, and both players are expected to be involved alongside a number of other youngsters.

Real Betis will clash with Manchester United at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in a friendly on December 10. Manchester United are doing a mini tour of Spain with a few of their first-teamers and a raft of youngsters. They conceded a 4-2 loss to Cadiz on Wednesday, with United manager Erik ten Hag using entirely different outfield teams in both halves and introducing 10 academy players. Manchester United fell to a 2-0 deficit inside the first 15 minutes and Ten Hag criticized his players for letting their standards drop during the game. Some first-team players like Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Elanga and Donny van de Beek had disappointing outings. But youngsters like Kobbee Mainoo, Zidane Iqbal, Marc Jurado, Sam Murray and Tyler Fredricson impressed. Ten Hag will look to give the youngsters more minutes on Saturday.

Meanwhile, this will be Real Betis’ first outing after playing three friendlies in November. They currently sit sixth in La Liga. They will prove to be quite a formidable opponent for Manchester United’s young brigade. This Manchester United side is perhaps too green to cause any trouble for Real Betis, as evidenced by their struggles against Cadiz. Betis are expected to have the more comfortable outing on Saturday, with Ten Hag likely to experiment extensively on the other side. As we all know, this game is more about youngsters getting a few minutes under their belt and first-teamers getting up to speed ahead of the return of club football. The result is pretty inconsequential.


Ajmal Solangi is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and reviews. He likes tech news, mobile unboxing, reviews, gadgets, and more.

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