Are any Man Utd players at risk of suspension in Europa League?

James Cormack
Casemiro is a booking away from earning a one-game suspension in the Europa League
Casemiro is a booking away from earning a one-game suspension in the Europa League / LINDSEY PARNABY/GettyImages

Manchester United take to the field for the first time since their Anfield drubbing on Thursday night as they host Real Betis in the Europa League round of 16.

All was rosy in Erik ten Hag's world as he prepared the newly-crowned Carabao Cup champions for a visit to Liverpool, but seven goals later questions have resurfaced on the red side of Manchester.

An emphatic win over Spanish opposition will not completely undo last weekend's domestic damage, but it will at least restore the positivity that had descended over the club in the weeks and months leading up to that fateful trip to Anfield.

United are primed for a deep Europa League run, and here's their latest suspension news ahead of Thursday's first leg against Betis.

How many bookings lead to a Europa League suspension?

Players will be given a one-game suspension should they accumulate three yellow cards between Matchday 1 of the group stage and the second leg of the quarter-finals.

A straight red card also leads to a one-match suspension.


Are any Man Utd players suspended for Thursday's round of 16 first leg against Real Betis?

No United players will be missing at Old Trafford on Thursday night due to suspension.

Defender Lisandro Martinez picked up three bookings in the group stage and missed the first leg of the knockout round play-off against Barcelona as a result. The Argentine returned to action for the second leg and is available for selection as Real Betis come to town.

Which Man Utd players are at risk of suspension?

Only Casemiro carries the immediate risk of a one-game ban. The Brazilian was booked in both legs against Barcelona and should he pick up a third yellow card before the conclusion of the quarter-finals, he will earn a suspension.

Several players, including Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, and David De Gea, have picked up one yellow card in United's Europa League campaign so far.

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