Manchester United hosted Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla at Old Trafford for the first Europa League quarter-finals clash. The game came in just a few days after the Red Devils produced an impressive performance to beat Everton 2-0 in the Theater of Dreams to boost their hope of UEFA Champions League qualification next season.
However, Manchester United was able to avoid what happened the last time both teams met to repeat, with Sevilla coming from behind to beat the Red Devils 2-1 in 2020. As the game kicked off, Manchester United dominated Sevilla and was able to grab an early goal despite the referee ruling out Sancho’s early goal.
Marcel Sabitzer took the bull by the horns as he scored his second Manchester United goal. He was also able to give the Red Devils a comfortable lead when he struck from close range. Thanks to Anthony Martial’s brilliant footwork. Instead of sealing the game, Erik Ten Hag made some irrelevant changes that led to Sevilla equalizing the game at Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag was very quick to do a lot of poor changes which instantly affected the game. He substituted Raphael Varane for Harry Maguire who came in and conceded an own goal. Ten Hag also pulled Bruno Fernandes, Martial, and Antony out of the game, and replaced them with players who came in and underperformed.