Preview: Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest – Predictions, Team News, Lineups

Sports Mole reviews the English Premier League match on Tuesday between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Manchester United He will be looking to pick up where he left off in the Premier League on Tuesday night, with the 20-time England champions conceding Nottingham Forest to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils scored a 2-1 victory over Fulham in their last league match on November 13, while Forest was also the winner before the season stopped in the World Cup, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at home.

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Man United returned to action on Wednesday night, recording a 2-0 victory over Championship leaders Burnley at Old Trafford to advance to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

Christian Eriksen And the Marcus Rashford He scored the goals of the Red Devils, who were drawn against Charlton Athletic in the eight, so qualification to the semi-finals of the competition is certainly open to them.

Man United also won 2-1 against Fulham in the Premier League last time, with Alexander Garnacho A last-gasp winner for the 20-time English champions leaves them fifth in the table, three points clear of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand at the north London side.

The Red Devils have two league matches before the end of the year, their next match will be at Wolverhampton Wanderers on December 31, and they will then open 2023 at home to Bournemouth.

Man United have only lost once in the Premier League since the start of October and there have certainly been plenty of positive signs this season under the manager Eric ten Hag.

The Red Devils will face Forest for the first time since their 8-1 win over them during the 1998-99 Premier League season, while the Reds have not beaten Man United since December 1994.

Morgan Gibbs-White of Nottingham Forest celebrates scoring his first team-mate goal on November 12, 2022© Reuters

Forest were also in contention for the EFL Cup last week, progressing to the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to a 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Steve CooperThe last team in the Premier League was on November 12, recording a 1-0 victory over Palace at the City Ground, with Morgan Gibbs White Mahrez, the only goal of the competition in the 54th minute.

Forest have now only lost one of their last five league games, including a 1-0 win over Liverpool on October 22, and are currently 18th in the table, boasting 13 points from their opening 15 matches.

The Reds are expected to be involved in a relegation battle this season despite signing an astonishing 21 players over the summer, while they could improve their squad during the January market.

Forest have the worst away record in the Premier League this season, picking up just two points from seven matches, conceding 19 goals and scoring just once, an indication of the scale of his task ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Ten Hag.

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Team news

Harry Maguire in action against Manchester United on September 8, 2022© Reuters

Man United once again will certainly be without services Axel Tuanzebe through injury Diogo Dalot There is still great doubt about the issue he took up in the World Cup quarter-final with Portugal.

The Red Devils have problems in the middle of their defense, though Lisandro Martinez And the Raphael Varane Both of them are big doubts after their participation in the World Cup final while Harry Maguire not so good.

Maguire can recover to line up alongside Victor Lindelof In the middle of defense, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka He could only play his second league game of the season at right-back.

Anthony He came off the bench against Burnley and can now make his way into the starting line-up here, perhaps at Garnacho’s expense, with Bruno Fernandezand rashford f Anthony Marcial She is also set to appear in the final third.

Jadon SanchoDespite this, there is still a big doubt, as he continues to undergo his personal fitness program.

As for the forest, Dean Henderson disqualified against his father’s club, while Serge Aurierand Gibbs and White Wayne Hennessy Facing fitness tests late.

Omar RichardsAnd the Julian BianconAnd the Cheikhou Kouyate And the Moussa Niakhate He will certainly not be available for selection at Old Trafford due to injury issues.

Jesse Lingard He is likely to be in the starting line-up against his former club, while Brennan Johnson And the Taiwan Awoniyi Both could start if Gibbs-White is unable to prove his fitness before kick-off at Old Trafford.

Possible starting line-up for Manchester United:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire and Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Anthony, Fernandez, Rashford; Martial

Possible starting lineup for Nottingham Forest:
Hennessy. Williams, Worrall, Poly, Tovolo; Yeats, Mangala, Colback; Johnson, Ownie, Lingard

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We say: Manchester United 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Man United are likely to miss three of their first four players at the back, which will certainly give Forest confidence, but Ten Hag will still be able to pick a high-quality squad, and we expect the Red Devils to field three important players. Points on the board at Old Trafford.

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