The powers that be at Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest are giving serious consideration to lodging an official complaint, over the standard of officiating in the club’s meeting with Manchester United.
Forest, of course, marked their return to action earlier today.
Fresh off a morale-boosting bounce-back downing of Sheffield United last time out, Steve Cooper’s troops made the trip to Old Trafford, for a daunting meeting with the aforementioned United.
And, remarkably, inside four minutes in Manchester, the visitors found themselves in dreamland, two goals to the good.
The ensuing 85 minutes+, unsurprisingly, saw United work their way back into proceedings, goals by way of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro ultimately drawing the hosts level.
Then, 15 minutes from time, the game’s decisive moment was forthcoming.
After Marcus Rashford was adjudged to have been fouled in the Nottingham Forest penalty area, Bruno Fernandes stepped up to slot home the ensuing spot-kick, securing a 3-2 triumph for Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils in the process.
As alluded to above, though, Forest, evidently, are not ready to accept their 2nd defeat of the term lying down.
This comes amid confirmation that the brass at the City Ground are contemplating an ‘official complaint’ to the Premier League.
As per a report from John Percy of The Telegraph:
‘Nottingham Forest are considering an official complaint to the PGMOL after expressing their “anger” at the performance of referee Stuart Attwell and his officials in the defeat at Manchester United.’
Both Steve Cooper and Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis are said to have been left baffled by the decision-making of Stuart Attwell and the VAR team at Old Trafford, with the latter, as a result, ready to ‘take action’.
The Reds’ frustrations are thought to surround one or all of Joe Worrall’s red card, United’s 2nd-half penalty, and a high challenge on the part of Scott McTominay which saw the Scot escape with a booking.