*** In this previous Manchester United vs. Notthingham Forest you will know all the details of the duel for the Premier League. You will also discover the possible alignments and where to watch the match
The Premier League is back and the adventures of Erik Ten Hag’s United are back.
The Dutch coach’s team receives a visit from Nottingham Forest for date 17 of the English league. The Red Devils They are in fifth place with 26 points and want to take advantage of Tottenham’s tie to get closer to Champions League positions.
now without Cristiano Ronaldo and with the absences of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, who played in the World Cup final and are still on vacation. With one game less, they have in their hands the possibility of getting into the first places.
On the other hand the Nottingham Forest have different goals. The newly promoted occupy the penultimate place in the table, but are only 2 points away from the safe zone. After the defeat of Wolves, West Ham and EvertonNottingham has a chance to get out of relegation.
These two teams met a total of 82 times in their entire history. The overall favors United with 37 wins over Nottingham’s 26 wins. Including 19 draws.
The last time they met in the Premier League was on February 6, 1999. In that match, andl Manchester thrashed Forest 8-1.
Now, let’s see how both teams arrive at this meeting.
Preview of Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest
How does United arrive?
Those led by Erik Ten Hag come from qualifying for the fifth round of the Carabao Cup after beating Burnley 2-0. Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford were the scorers.
During the break, Manchester played a couple of friendlies in Spain against Cádiz and Real Betis. He lost them both 4-2 and 1-0 respectively. However, at that time they had not integrated Rashford, Maguire, Shaw, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandezamong others, who were in Qatar.
In the last match for the Premier League they defeated Fulham 2-1 as a visitor. They have the same number of goals scored as conceded: 20.
How does Nottingham arrive?
Steve Cooper’s side comes into this match after also advancing to the fifth round of the Carabao Cup. Lyou Tricky Trees they thrashed Blackburn Rovers 4×1 with goals from Lingard, Awoniyi and a brace from Brennan Jhonson.
Unlike United, Nottingham played 3 friendlies during the World Cup. They won one of them 2-1 against Valencia and fell in the other two: 1-0 against Olympiacos and 2-1 against Stoke City.
Until now it is the second most thrashed team in the Premier with 32 goals conceded. In addition, it occupies the same place in the table of the least goalscoring teams with only 11 goals in favor.
However, they have gone 3 games in a row without losing in the Premier.
Previous: leaves and absences
As already stipulated, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez they will not be available for this match.
Diogo Dalot, Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe they will also miss the match due to injury. Besides, Jadon Sancho He is in doubt due to physical discomfort.
In the other side, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Moussa Niakhaté, Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone and Omar Richards They are injured and will not play this date.
Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest: possible alignments
- under sticks David De Gea.
- At the rear: Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, and Shaw.
- Casemiro and Eriksen in containment, next to Bruno hooking.
- Antony and Rashford by the bands with martial of nine.
- in the arch hennessey.
- Aurier, Worral, Boly and Lodi as fullbacks
- Yates, Freuler and Mangala in the medullary area.
- Johnson, Gibbs-White, and Lingard in the attack.
Where to watch the game
- Place: Old Trafford.
- Date: December 27, 2022.
- Time: 05:00 pm (Chilean time).
- Where to see: ESPN and Star+.