Weghorst & Rashford star in opposition to Forest nevertheless it was an evening to neglect for Malacia

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MANCHESTER UNITED took an enormous stride in direction of the Carabao Cup ultimate with a 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest.

Marcus Rashford wasted no time placing the Crimson Devils in entrance, waltzing by way of the Forest defence and firing in on simply seven minutes.

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Manchester United noticed off Nottingham Forest with ease within the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-finalCredit score: Getty

Sam Surridge thought he had levelled – and even copied Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration – however the purpose was chalked off by VAR for offside.

Wout Weghort grabbed his first United purpose simply earlier than half-time with a high-quality end on the rebound.

And Bruno Fernandes drilled in a late third to seal the win within the first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

The consequence means United know they’re effectively in command of the tie and, barring a collapse at Outdated Trafford subsequent week, will guide their place within the Wembley showdown.

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David de Gea – 7

Made a good fist of it, electing to punch each time hazard arose – most notably an instinctive jab to divert Gustavo Scarpa’s well-struck first-half volley. Obtained down effectively to smother a Danilo try after the break. Neat and tidy.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka –  6

Rode his luck, leaving Lindelof within the lurch when Sam Surridge netted – just for VAR to spare his blushes by ruling the striker offside. Redeemed himself with a well timed block to forestall Scarpa giving Forest a lifeline to chop United’s lead at 2-0 down.

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Victor Lindelof – 7

Flapped at instances when Forest turned the screw after United’s opener. However regained his composure to shine after the break.

Lisandro Martinez – 7 

One other assured and combative show from the Argentine defender who confirmed an excellent flip of tempo early on to snuff out one Forest assault and barely needed to break sweat afterwards.

Tyrell Malacia – 5

Was given a torrid time early on by Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White. Seldom seen additional ahead and customarily had a quiet evening.

Casemiro – 7

Seemed unusually on edge early on when Gibbs-White’s runs from the purpose of the midfield diamond appeared to unsettle United’s midfield construction. However obtained on prime of the job and was spectacular surging ahead.

Christian Eriksen – 7

Got here near ending this tie as a contest with a 3rd for United. However his on-target effort from 18 yards took a nick off a Forest physique and bounced off the crossbar.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with a superb solo effort

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Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with an outstanding solo effortCredit score: Getty

Antony – 7

Saved stepping into scoring positions however was left pissed off by some sloppy ending and Wayne Hennessey’s outstretched left leg. Will console himself with the actual fact it was his shot which led to Weghorst’s purpose.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Blew cold and warm at instances in entrance of Portugal’s new head coach Roberto Martinez.However his passing improved as the sport progressed and he offered the killer contact to shine off Forest with a superb drilled end late on. 

Marcus Rashford – 8 

The most popular hitman in Europe on present kind maintained his pink sizzling streak together with his tenth purpose in 10 submit World Cup matches. Burst from his personal half and left Worrall and Freuler for lifeless earlier than beating Hennessey at his close to submit to present United the lead. 

Got here off with a rib harm after an hour in entrance of watching England boss Gareth Southgate. 

Wout Weghorst – 8

His large boys’ battle with Scott McKenna wasn’t for the faint-hearted. Displayed a poacher’s intuition to open his United account, pouncing to tuck dwelling an Antony rebound with the skin of his proper boot. Held up play effectively and gave United an actual point of interest up entrance.

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Alejandro Garnacho – 6

Changed Rashford simply earlier than the hour and stretched Forest together with his tempo and enthusiasm.

Fred – 5 

Got here on for Eriksen after 71 minutes to snuff out any late Forest menace.

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Facundo Pellistri – 5

Saved United ticking over properly when he changed Antony.

Anthony Elanga – 5 

Got here on with 5 minutes remaining to permit Weghorst the deserved ovation he had earned.

Wout Weghorst turned in his first Red Devils goal

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Wout Weghorst turned in his first Crimson Devils purposeCredit score: Rex



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