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Nottingham Forest 0-2 Manchester United: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Nottingham Forest and Manchester United played out a Premier League clash a short time ago.


Nottingham Forest kicked off at the City Ground sat in the relegation zone, but a win over United would have moved them above 17th place Everton.

As for Manchester United, they were helped out in their hunt for Champions League football after Tottenham and Newcastle both lost on Saturday.

However, the Red Devils still had to face Forest without two of their best players as Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford are out injured.

When all was said and done on Sunday, Manchester United came away with the win.

Manchester United nearly scored inside a minute but Felipe blocked a Jadon Sancho effort that had beaten Keylor Navas.

Navas then made a superb save to keep out a powerful Bruno Fernandes strike after 17 minutes.

This was followed by another good stop 31 minutes in to deny Martial but unfortunately for Forest, the rebound fell straight to Anthony who slotted into an open net.

Forest had a great chance to equalise right before the break when a loose Diogo Dalot touch put the ball into Awoniyi’s path but he fired his effort over.

Manchester United began the second 45 on top, with Bruno Fernandes rattling the post after 56 minutes.

The home outfit’s first decent chance of the second half came 73 minutes in. A corner was floated onto the head of Felipe but he was close to the goal and put too much power on his header.

Minutes later, Diogo Dalot went up the other end and made it 2-0 to hand United the three points.

Player ratings

Nottingham Forest

  • GK: Keylor Navas (7.5)
  • CB: Felipe (6.5)
  • CB: Scott Mckenna (6)
  • CB: Moussa Niakhate (6)
  • RWB: Neco Williams (6.5)
  • CM: Remo Freuler (6)
  • CM: Danilo (6)
  • LWB: Rennan Lodi (6.5)
  • CAM: Morgan Gibbs-White (6)
  • ST: Taiwo Awoniyi (6)
  • ST: Brennan Johnson (5.5)

Substitutes

  • Sam Surridge (5)
  • Orel Mangala (5)
  • Emmanuel Dennis (4)
  • Jesse Lingard (N/A)

Manchester United

  • GK: David de Gea (6.5)
  • RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (6.5)
  • CB: Victor Lindelof (6.5)
  • CB: Harry Maguire (6.5)
  • LB: Diogo Dalot (7.5)
  • CDM: Casemiro (5.5)
  • CDM: Christian Eriksen (7)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes (8)
  • RW: Antony (8)
  • ST: Anthony Martial (6)
  • LW: Jadon Sancho (6)

Substitutes

  • Wout Weghosrt (5)
  • Fred (5)

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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