ROY KEANE hit again at Wout Weghorst’s doubters after he received off the mark for Manchester United towards Nottingham Forest.
Marcus Rashford wasted no time placing the Crimson Devils in entrance, waltzing via the Forest defence and firing in on simply seven minutes.
Sam Surridge thought he had levelled – and even copied Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration – however the aim was chalked off by VAR for offside.
Weghort grabbed his first United aim simply earlier than half-time with a effective end on the rebound.
And Bruno Fernandes drilled in a late third to seal the 3-0 win within the first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.
On-loan Dutch striker Weghorst, 30, had failed to attain in his first two outings for United, resulting in many followers questioning his talents.
However Keane heaped the reward on him afterwards, telling Sky Sports activities: “Nice end, have a look at his [Weghorst’s] reactions.
“People have been critical that he’s come to the club. That’s what he’s been brought to the club for. Huge goal for United.”
After witnessing his new boy break his duck, boss Erik ten Hag mentioned: “I do know it is what he’s able to. He has a extremely good goalscoring file.
“We created some more really good chances. On the right side, it was a good action by Antony and Wout was on the rebound. It was a real striker’s goal. Therefore we got it.”
And the scorer himself added: “An incredible night time for us. An incredible end result and naturally after this primary match, victory is a extremely good probability and to get to the ultimate.
“It is all the time particular and also you wish to rating targets. You like to have this primary one as fast as potential so I’m actually pleased. It was an vital second additionally. It gave us a approach higher feeling on the break.
“I simply turned to the aim hoping for a rebound and it got here precisely like this. A great end, it was good.
“It’s a great result for us, let’s finish it next week.”