Manchester United are now just one step away from the Carabao Cup Final. Last night, they defeated Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the semifinal. With the goals from Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst, and Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United beat the Forest by a 3-0 margin.
Man United traveled to the City Ground to play the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest. Man United manager Erik Ten Hag made some changes in the squad compared to the squad against Arsenal.
Casemiro returned to the starting XI after missing one match due to suspension. The manager gave rest to Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw. Instead of them, Erik Ten Hag deployed Lindelof and Tyrell Malacia. On the other hand, The Forest boss played his team in a 4-3-3 formation.
Manchester United started aggressively against the Forest. After all, they took only six minutes to score the first goal. The goal scorer was none other than Marcus Rashford. Rashford made a brilliant solo run and dribbled past three Forest defenders to score that goal.
Marcus Rashford is flying after the world cup. He has scored ten goals in his ten appearances after the World Cup. However, Nottingham Forest changed their game style after conceding the goal. They focused on the counter-attack.
In the 24th minute, Nottingham Forest set up a fantastic counter-attack and leveled the scoreline with a goal from Sam Surriage. But the goal was ruled out due to offside. Besides, Manchester United doubled their lead just before halftime. Man United’s loanee Wout Weghorst scored this goal in the 45th minute. It’s his first goal for Man United.
After the break, both sides tried hard to score more. Nottingham Forest created some crucial chances in the second half. But they failed to break Man United’s defense. In addition, Manchester United got another goal. Captain Bruno Fernandes netted this time with the help of Elenga. In the end, The Red Devils secured a comfortable 3-0 victory against The Forest.