Manchester United return to Premier League duty after the World Cup break with what looks like a favourable home meeting with Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford tonight. While it seems a long time ago now, Erik ten Hag’s side finished the first run of the season in good form and sit only four points off the Champions League spots, with a game in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham.
A win would really ramp up the pressure on Spurs, though Forest aren’t to be taken lightly. Their return to the top-flight might have proven difficult so far but Steve Cooper’s side have picked up four points from their last two League outings and have already shocked Liverpool, though admittedly at home.
At last, the Premier League is back and both United and Forest have pressing concerns, hopefully making for an entertaining game. Follow Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest live below!
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GOAL! Man United 1-0 Nottingham Forest | Marcus Rashford ‘19
19:00 – Who said they need to move the ball quicker?!
Eriksen plays a lovely corner to Rashford, who latches onto it will a brilliant finish. Straight from the training ground!
United need to move the ball quicker
18:00 – Malacia shot aside, they aren’t asking enough questions of a Forest team defending well.
So poor from Antony
14:00 – The Brazilian breaks but somehow almost sends the ball out for a throw…
Serge Aurier not happy
12:00 – The Forest defender kicks the air in frustration after Yates doesn’t pass to him on the break.
Lingard causing more problems dropping deep but his distribution has been way off.
Not a huge amount of threat from Forest
10:00 – They simply cannot get anything to stick when they clear their lines. Going to be a long night.
CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED!
05:00 – Malacia forces a good save from Hennessey with a volley after Rashford’s shot is blocked.
United enjoying lots of space down the flanks but struggled to put a good ball in before then. Forest far too narrow.
Good move from Man United
04:00 – Good move from Man United. Eriksen over to Fernandes, who leaves it for Wan-Bissaka to cross back into the box. It’s blocked by Mangala but slick stuff.
A smattering of boos for Jesse Lingard
02:00 – Which seems weird.
Forest enjoying quite a lot of the ball early on, with conditions perfect for a great game in the rain.
Closing in on kick-off
Remember, we’ve predicted a routine Man United win here.