Manchester United will seek to bounce back quickly and limit the negative atmosphere brewing around the club when they host Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.
Having scraped a win against Wolves despite a poor performance on the opening weekend, United were then well beaten by Tottenham last weekend. Excitement around the team has dwindled rapidly and the handling of the Mason Greenwood situation has also put an extremely dark cloud over Old Trafford.
While a match can seem trivial when compared to that situation, a good performance and a win over Forest would certainly make some concerns about Erik ten Hag’s side go away for many fans.
Here’s all you need to know about Man Utd’s match against Forest on Saturday.
Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest H2H record (last five games)
Current form (last five competitive games)
How to watch Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest on TV and live stream
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There was more bad news beyond the result for Man Utd against Tottenham last Saturday as Mason Mount picked up an injury that will keep him out for a few weeks. Christian Eriksen is expected to replace him here.
Harry Maguire has recovered and will likely be on the bench, but summer signing Rasmus Hojlund isn’t expected to make his debut until September.
Man Utd predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest (4-2-3-1): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.
Nottingham Forest lost new signing Ola Aina to an injury in training last week but there are no new concerns for Steve Cooper beyond that.
There is a chance new signing Gonzalo Montiel gets a debut having arrived on loan recently. After beating Sheffield United last weekend, Forest are expected to field largely the same team for this match at Old Trafford.
Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs Man Utd (3-4-3): Turner; Boly, Worrall, McKenna; Aurier, Danilo, Mangala, Williams; Johnson, Awoniyi, Gibbs-White.
Man Utd may not have performed very well in their first two games of the season but an improvement simply must be on the way given the talent in the squad and the quality they showed last term.
Their home form is imperious and while Forest have made a solid start to the new campaign, it would take a really big performance for them to get a win at Old Trafford on Saturday. They’ll give it a good go but United should take the points.
Prediction: Man Utd 2-1 Nottingham Forest
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