Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Saturday in what would be their third Premier League match this season so far.
Man United started their season with a tight 1-0 home win over Wolves early this month, although their performance was nowhere near how Erik ten Hag would’ve liked it. However, failure to improve their performance saw them get exposed against Tottenham and succumbed to a disappointing 2-0 defeat.
The Red Devils will look to improve their rollercoaster start to the season when they welcome Nottingham Forest this weekend but they are poised to do that without a number of senior players.
Predicted Starting Lineups for Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest
Manchester United will not have Luke Shaw in their starting lineup vs Nottingham Forest this weekend after the England international picked up an injury after the Tottenham game. And with Tyrell Malacia also out injured, Ten Hag is likely going to either start Diogo Dalot or Alvaro Fernandez at left-back.
Manchester United XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Fernandez, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Rashford, Antony, Martial
Nottingham Forest XI: Turner, Boly, Worrall, McKenna, Williams, Mangala, Danilo, Aurier, Johnson, Awoniyi, Gibbs-White
Prediction on Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest
For the Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest prediction, I say Manchester United will win 3-1 and this is why. Man United won all four matches they faced against the Tricky Trees last season and kept clean sheets in all four games, scoring 10 goals in the process. However, I’ve backed the visitors to get a goal because United’s backline has been shambolic in the past two matches.