How to watch Real Betis v United

Friday 09 December 2022 12:05

On Saturday, Manchester United will play the second of our winter friendlies in Spain, taking on Real Betis at the Benito Villamarín Stadium.

The match will be live on MUTV, allowing you to keep up with every single second of the action.

With the Reds looking to follow up Wednesday’s 4-2 defeat to Cadiz in the first of our two friendlies, with a more positive result, here’s everything you need to know about the clash with Los Verdiblancos…


Real Betis v United will be broadcast live on MUTV*, with coverage starting at 16:30 GMT, half an hour before the 17:00 GMT kick-off.

You can also watch match reaction, post-match interviews and plenty more exclusive content live on MUTV - now available in the United App.

In addition to live coverage, team news, live match updates and images will be available in our app on in the build-up to the game and after the full-time whistle.

*Live MUTV coverage will not be available in Spain due to broadcasting restrictions.


Two-minute highlights of the game will be available shortly after the match has concluded, with our 90 in 20 and Full 90 versions to follow.


Ten Hag fielded a total of 21 players during the first friendly of our winter training camp against Cadiz on Wednesday. Martin Dubravka was the only player to feature for the full 90 minutes, with the 10 outfield players all being replaced at the break, as Erik shuffled the pack.

None of those substitutions seemed to be because of injury, so the Dutchman is expected to have a clean bill of health going into the second match in Spain against Real Betis.

There was one notable absentee on Wednesday night - goalkeeper David De Gea. The Spaniard was not involved in the squad against Cadiz, and Erik may give an update on the experienced stopper before this weekend’s fixture.

Of course, those who were not available for the first fixture – the Reds representing their countries at the World Cup and those following individual fitness plans (Jadon Sancho and Axel Tuanzebe) – are unavailable for this one.

Report: Cadiz 4 United 2


Twenty-one players gain valuable match minutes, as the Reds' entertaining first winter friendly ends in defeat.


Ten Hag’s side will be looking to use the Real Betis match for more vital practice ahead of the resumption of domestic football.

The Dutchman said he saw positives in that performance, as he gave young Reds their opportunity in the United first team. Erik praised their “energy,” stating that is was a learning experience for them.

Against Betis, he will no doubt want to see his players apply that new-found knowledge against a side who currently sit sixth in La Liga.

Ten Hag: We will draw a line and move on


Erik says he and his side will not dwell on the defeat to Cadiz.

Prior to this winter training camp, the Reds were in good form. Domestically and in Europe, we had put together strong runs, signing off for the World Cup break with that memorable last-minute win away to Fulham.

Betis are performing better than their city rivals Sevilla this term, and are currently only outside the top four on goal difference.

Despite their seemingly impressive league form, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are without a win since the start of November. That’s a run of five matches in all competitions, and their last domestic victory came towards the end of last month, when they defeated Real Sociedad – whom the Reds have faced twice this term in the Europa League.

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The Betis side is littered with players who have plied their trade in the Premier League before, while their manager, Manuel Pellegrini, is of course known in Manchester for his stint as City boss, as well as time in charge of West Ham United.

There is another City link within Los Verdiblancos’s squad too, as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo also had a spell with our neighbours. In addition to these connections, Martin Montoya (Brighton), Victor Camarasa (Cardiff City and Crystal Palace), Juanmi (Southampton) and Willian Jose (Wolves) have all featured in the Premier League at some point in their careers.


Real Betis v United will be shown live on MUTV*, which can be accessed via the United App on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, on or via the following connected TV platforms: Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV, LG Smart TVs, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV and Xbox.

*Live MUTV coverage will not be available in Spain due to broadcasting restrictions.