THE CITY GROUND — A place in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium on February 26 awaits either Nottingham Forest or Manchester United, as they gear up for a semifinal battle.
Forest welcome United to the City Ground for tonight’s first-leg clash, with Steve Cooper looking to build on the hosts’ positive momentum in the Premier League, while Erik ten Hag is aiming for a first trophy as United boss.
United won the competition under Jose Mourinho back in 2017 — their last major domestic silverware — and Ten Hag has insisted the trophy drought at Old Trafford has gone on “too long”.
The Sporting News is following the match, providing live score updates and commentary from the City Ground.
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2 hours to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage from the East Midlands. Forest have turned the City Ground into a fortress in recent months and are unbeaten at home across all competitions since September 16, knocking out Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup.
Ahead of their biggest home cup game in over 30 years, the Forest faithful will play a crucial role in looking to push Cooper’s charges one step closer to the final.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 24, 2023
Nottingham Forest vs Man United lineups
Dean Henderson is ineligible to play against his parent club, with veteran Wayne Hennessey starting in goal, as Cooper surely opts for his strongest available side.
Nottingham Forest projected starting lineup (4-3-1-2): Hennessey (GK) — Williams, Worrall, Boly, Lodi — Danilo, Freuler, Mangala — Gibbs-White — Johnson, Surridge
Ten Hag will likely make his usual Carabao Cup rotations for this clash, with Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga hoping to get a chance to shine, alongside club captain Harry Maguire.
Man United projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Heaton (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Malacia — Casemiro, McTominay — Rashford, Fernandes, Garnacho — Weghorst
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