Manchester United defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0 during the match that took place on Wednesday evening at the “City Ground” stadium, in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals for the current season 2022-2023.
Manchester United’s goals came through English star Marcus Rashford, Figurst, and Bruno Fernandez in the 6th, 45th, and 89th minutes, respectively, of the match.
Manchester United qualified for the semi-finals of the English Professional League, after beating Charlton Athletic 3-0 in the match that was held between them at Old Trafford in the quarter-finals.
Marcus Rashford has scored 13 goals so far in cup competitions, and only Mark Hughes (16) and Brian McClair (19) have scored more than him for United.
Marcus Rashford has scored 10 goals for United since the World Cup stopped, and he is the only player to reach ten goals in the five major leagues.
While Nottingham Forest club qualified at the expense of Wolverhampton by penalty kicks, 4-3, after the end of the regular time, with a positive draw between them 1-1, in the confrontation that was held at the stadium of today’s match.
The two teams are scheduled to meet in the rematch next Wednesday, February 1, at Old Trafford, in the second leg of the English Premier League Cup semi-finals for the current season.
Manchester United approached the cup final after the severe loss it suffered in the English Premier League against Arsenal, 3-2, a confrontation that kept the Red Devils away from the Premier League title struggle in a big way with the Gunners and the Citizens.
Nottingham Forest snatched a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in the last round (21) of the English Premier League championship for the current season.
Historically, the Nottingham Forest teams met against Manchester United in 78 matches before today’s confrontation. The Red Devils managed to win 40 matches compared to 21 for the owners of the land, while 17 confrontations ended in a goalless draw between them.
Manchester United players scored 143 goals, while Nottingham Forest scored 86 goals, while former United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads the rankings with 8 goals, followed by his colleague Eric Cantona, with 5 goals, equally with Dennis Law and George Best.
The formation of Nottingham Forest was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Wayne Hennessy.
Defenders: Renan Lodi, Scott McKenna, Joe Worrall, Serge Aurier.
Midfield: Morgan White, Remus Freuler, Danilo.
Offensive line: Brennan Johnson, Gustavo Scarpa, Sam Surridge.
While the formation of Manchester United came as follows:
Goalkeeper: De Gea.
Defense line: Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Luke Shaw.
Midfield: McTominay, Fernandez, Eriksen.
Offensive line: Anthony, Figurst, Rashford.