Manchester United Win to Draw Closer to the Carabao Cup Final

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An emphatic 3-0 victory by Manchester United in the first leg of the Carabao Cup sees Ten Haag improve the odds of ending United’s trophy drought

On Wednesday night, Manchester United bounced back from a 3-2 defeat by Arsenal to win convincingly against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg fixture.

Goals by in-form Marcus Rashford, new loan-signing Wout Werghorst, and Bruno Fernandes saw United win comfortably against Forest. A trip to Wembley now seems inevitable for Unitefollowing their 3-0 away win.

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United host Nottingham Forest for the Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg fixture at Old Trafford on Wednesday, February 1.

Six minutes into the fixture and Marcus Rashford scores following a sensational run from the flanks and into the box. His brilliant solo effort takes his goal tally to 10 from as many games since returning from the World Cup.

Rashford’s goal puts him as the top scorer in the Carabao Cup with 5 goals. New signing Wout Weghorst has every right to be proud of himself as well because he was the first to react after Wayne Hennessey stopped Antony’s low shot and scored on the rebound. In addition, substitutes Facundo Pellistri and Anthony Elanga both contributed to Fernandes’ low shot that was deflected past Wayne Hennessey. 3-0 United!

Manchester United players celebrate Bruno Fernandes' goal in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg fixture (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Manchester United players celebrate Bruno Fernandes’ goal in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg fixture (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

If Surridge had timed his run better or Morgan Gibbs-White had placed his pass a little earlier, Nottingham Forest probably would have equalized. Surridge beat David de Gea despite being slightly offside, and VAR disallowed the goal.

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