Manchester United will face Nottingham Forest away from home in the semi-final first leg in the Carabao Cup and below are our predicted starting lineups, predictions and the team news.
Man United’s 10-match unbeaten run met its end on Sunday when they succumbed to a tight 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
The Red Devils were without a number of key players due to injury issues and suspension but their performance was top-notch, and former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry had to admit Manchester United surprised him with their top display at Arsenal.
Erik ten Hag will look to guide his side back to winning ways tonight when they play as visitors against Nottingham Forest and below are how the Reds and the Tricky Trees will lineup.
Predicted starting lineups
Nottingham Forest: Hennessey, Lodi, Boly, Worrall, Aurier, Mangala, Freuler, Yates, Gibbs-White, Wood, Johnson.
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Rashford, Garnacho.
Nottingham Forest Team News
Taiwo Awoniyi, Dean Henderson, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Giulian Biancone and Cheikhou Kouyate are all ruled out of the game due to injury issues.
Manchester United Team News
Jadon Sancho returned to first team training in the past few days but Erik ten Hag believes he’s not yet fit enough for competitive matches.
Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial are rule out of the game due to injury issues. Donny van de Beek has been ruled out of the season with a knee injury.
Axel Tuanzebe recently returned to training but he’s not fit enough to return to the squad and will focus on continuing his recovery.
Casemiro, who missed the Arsenal game due to a match ban, is expected to return to the squad tonight and likely start from onset, given the number of days he’s rested.
Prediction One: Anytime goalscorer: Marcus Rashford
Prediction Two: Match outcome: Manchester United to win
Prediction Three: Goal in both halves: YES