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Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest: Red Devils hope to put Spurs defeat behind them

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Live BlogUpdated: 17:32, 26 Aug 2023Sponsored byMANCHESTER UNITED have beaten Nottingham Forest after a dramatic game at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes’ penalty completed a stunning comeback for United as they now lead 3-2 at Old Trafford. It was a horror start for the Red Devils as Taiwo Awoniyi opened the scoring for Steve Cooper’s side just one minute in before Willy Boly made it two after heading in from a corner. Match result: Manchester United 3-2 Nottingham Forest Man Utd XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Rashford, Antony, Martial Forest XI: Turner, Aurier, Boly, Worrall, McKenna, Aina, Danilo, Yates, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi PADDY POWER WELCOME OFFER – Get £20 back as cash if your first bet loses Follow ALL the action from Old Trafford with our live blog below… Expected goals United deserved the win today, according to xG. Eriksen post-match “Big surprise how the game started. “We showed character to get back into the game. “We had the confidence to create chances and luckily we scored before half-time to get back in the game. “Very pleased [to start again]. We have a strong team but I always want to play. “Our focus is on the pitch, we can’t do much about off the pitch.” Fernandes post-match “I know what this team is capable “We know we have to be more consistent. “It was a moment thing, nothing we planned on training ground. “We know we have players who have quality and my pass was a little bit heavy. “But great ball and then I had to give it to Casa to score. “Today we showed the team we are and showed what we were capable of doing.” Subs VICTOR LINDELOF (on for Varane 45) – 6 JADON SANCHO (on for Martial 60) – 6 SCOTT MCTOMINAY (on for Antony 85) – 6 Attack ANTONY – 5 MARCUS RASHFORD – 8 ANTHONY MARTIAL – 3 Midfield CASEMIRO – 7 CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 7 BRUNO FERNANDES – 9 Here are the United player ratings from Neil Custis: ANDRE ONANA – 5 AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 7 RAPHAEL VARANE – 5 LISANDRO MARTINEZ – 6 DIOGO DALOT – 6 United live dangerously United cannot afford to keep living this dangerously. Tottenham proved better teams will turn them over. And there are few better teams than Arsenal next week. Man Utd 3-2 Forest Game over United seal a comeback win over ten man Forest Man Utd 3-2 Forest 90+8mins. McTominay is down injured now and receiving treatment. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 90+5mins. Fernandes gives away a free-kick in the Forest half. Turner hoofs the ball forward but United clear their lines. Kouyate is then booked for an altercation with Fernandes. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 90+4mins. Rashford with a weak shot at goal after winning a loose knocked down ball. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 90+3mins. McTominay wins a free-kick after clever movement of his body. Sancho then gets another free-kick moments later after latching onto a loose Willy Boly touch. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 90+1mins. 11 minutes being added on. Elanga skips past Casemiro before whipping a dangerous ball into the area. Onana comes out to smother a shot rather than claim the ball and gets lucky as he gets a knee on a toe poke at goal. It’s been all Forest since United took the lead. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 90mins. Onana is handed a yellow card for time wasting. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 88mins. Forest manage to win a corner through Wood’s industry. But as a loose ball falls for him Elanga skies at effort into row z. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 86mins. Casemiro is down on the deck. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 84mins. Onana springs into action with a save to his top left. McTominay is also on for Antony. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 83mins. Rashford is booked after kicking the ball away in frustration and hitting a ball boy. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 81mins. Chris Wood and ex-United star Elanga replace Awoniyi and Danilo just after Forest went close from a free-kick. Man Utd 3-2 Forest 78mins. United taking their time on the ball now. It should also be noted that Kouyate replaced Johnson for Forest after the red card. Goalll Fernandes gives United the lead from the spot. He lasers his effort into the bottom left corner. Man Utd 2-2 Forest 75mins. Penalty to United. Rashford is fouled just inside the by Danilo. Man Utd 2-2 Forest 73mins. Back-to-back corners fail to beat the first man before the ball goes behind for a third corner. Man Utd 2-2 Forest 70mins. Fernandes is lining up a free-kick on the edge of the area… But he makes a mess of it as he tries another clever free-kick by passing to Dalot.

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