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What Erik ten Hag told Manchester United players at half-time of Real Betis win

During the second half of Manchester United's victory against Real Betis in the Europa League, manager Erik ten Hag emphasized the importance of maintaining greater possession of the ball. Marcus Rashford's thunderous shot gave Manchester United the win away at Real Betis, and Erik ten Hag's team glided into the quarterfinals of the Europa League as a result. After winning the first leg of this round of 16 match 4-1 in cold circumstances at Old Trafford the previous week, United travelled to Spain feeling almost certain that they would advance from this competition. Rashford's superb shot hushed the bouncing Stadium Benito Villamarin and won a 1-0 victory for United on the night of the return match against Betis. Betis gave United a run for their money in the early parts of the comeback match.

At the halftime break, the Reds showed a marked improvement in their play. Marcus Rashford, who had received yet another personal award before to the game, was given a couple of opportunities to put an end to the tie as a result of some excellent interaction and counterattacking by his teammates. But, he was not successful in making them count. But, given the form that the England international player is currently in, it seemed unavoidable that he would prove to be the deciding factor in the match. A few minutes later, he followed through on his promise and did just that.

After the game, Ten Hag discussed the adjustments that he made after the halftime break. The highlight of the night was a wonder goal scored by Marcus Rashford, which led to the victory. He expressed his thoughts to BT Sport, saying that "I believe we could have gone into the lead, but there were several times in defense and defensive transition when they might break, and we had to prevent that." "We didn't always deploy the overload in the middle of the field so that we could maintain a greater level of control over the ball. The second half was far more enjoyable than the first. You also sense that the opponent's vitality has been depleted, which is particularly noticeable after you have scored the first goal."

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