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Erik ten Hag has already banished Manchester United's Spanish hoodoo with Sevilla on the horizon

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Barely had the Manchester United squad landed back in England before flights were being arranged for a fourth trip to Spain this season.

Erik ten Hag's side progressed past Real Betis and into the quarter-finals of the Europa League with relative ease, flying to Seville with a 4-1 aggregate lead tucked away in their luggage before Marcus Rashford fired home a fifth for good measure.

A far from vintage performance at the Estadio Benito Villamarin produced the necessary result and little else. By Friday lunchtime United knew of their opponents in the last eight, and as if by chance, it included another trip to southern Spain and a tie against Betis' great rivals, Sevilla. ALSO READ: United manager Erik ten Hag reacts to Sevilla draw in Europa League If United are to win the Europa League this year then Spanish success will play a leading role in their campaign.

Their group stage was defined by the two games against Real Sociedad, defeat at home in the opening week eventually deciding their fate as second best, with a win in Basque country securing their place in the play-off round for the knockout stages.

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