February 6, 2023

The referee blows the final whistle, bringing a dominant Man United United display to a conclusion.

They ran out 3-0 winners and will head back to the Threatre of Dreams for the second leg with a commanding advantage after goals from Rashford, Weghorst and Fernandes.

Rashford broke the deadlock with an amazing run and finish after just six minutes, and Weghorst increased the lead with his first United goal as he fired home a rebound from Antony’s saved shot. The captain on the night, Fernandes then netted a third late on to surely put the tie beyond Steve Cooper’s side reach.

The second leg will be played at Old Trafford on February 1, with Nottingham Forest needing a miracle to overturn a three-goal deficit on opposition turf. The Red Devisl will be in FA Cup action before that game, hosting Reading in the fourth round on Saturday as they look to keep up their hunt for trophies in Ten Hag’s debut campaign.

After the completion of the match, Argentina & Man United centre-back, Lisandro Martinez was named the man of the match after his impressive performance against Forest at the City Ground.

The 25-year-old made 4 clearances, 3 headed clearances, 2 interceptions, 1 block and won 4/5 tackles.

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