Nottingham Forest vs Man United lineups, starting 11 for Carabao Cup semifinal first leg


Manchester United’s trip to Nottingham Forest brings with it a tinge of nostalgia as the two sides face off in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal.

Forest’s long-awaited return to the Premier League has breathed new life into the club as they aim to recapture their glory days at the City Ground.

This tie is a replay of the 1992 League Cup final, which United won 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, but only one of the two sides can reach the 2023 showpiece.

Below are the confirmed starting lineups for both teams based on the latest news leading up to this semifinal match.

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Nottingham Forest vs Man United lineups

Steve Cooper and Erik ten Hag are both looking to seal a day out at Wembley for their fans in February but they need to balance against the day job of the Premier League.

Forest have put some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone, with United pushing for the top four, and this clash offers a break from that.

Below are the starting lineups for both teams ahead of their match at the City Ground on January 25.

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Nottingham Forest starting 11

(4-3-1-2): Hennessey (GK) — Aurier, Worrall, McKenna, Lodi — Danilo, Freuler, Gibbs-White — Scarpa — Surridge, Johnson

  • Injured: Awoniyi, Niakhate, Richards, Biancone, Kouyate, Henderson, Yates (ill)
  • Suspended: None
  • Ineligible: Henderson, Wood

Forest boss Steve Cooper has named a strong side as he looks to secure a famous date at Wembley.

First-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson is carrying an injury but is ineligible against his parent club anyway, with Wayne Hennessey filling in, but his Wales international teammate Neco Williams is only on the bench. New signing Danilo makes his first start.

Omar RichardsTaiwo Awoniyi and new signing Chris Wood are out, and Ryan Yates has not recovered from illness, but Jesse Lingard has made the squad against his old club.

Man United starting 11

(4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Malacia — Casemiro, Eriksen — Antony, Fernandes, Rashford — Weghorst

  • Injured: Martial, Van de Beek, Sancho, Tuanzebe, Dalot
  • Suspended: Maguire

Ten Hag faces a balancing act in the coming weeks, as United fight across four fronts in the second half of the season, but he has gone with a very strong team for this first leg.

Luke ShawRaphael Varane and Scott McTominay drop out from the league defeat to Arsenal, with Tyrell MalaciaVictor Lindelof and Casemiro — who was suspended for the game with the Gunners — coming in.

Diogo DalotAnthony Martial and Jadon Sancho are still sidelined, while Harry Maguire is banned due to yellow cards accrued in earlier rounds.

Nottingham Forest vs Man United live stream, TV channel

Forest fans have already seen two top-flight sides dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the City Ground this season, with Tottenham and Wolves eliminated, and United are in for a battle.

Fans from across the globe can check out all the action live with full broadcast details below:

  TV channel Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada DAZN
UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football Sky Go, NOW TV
Australia beIN Sports 1  beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
New Zealand Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect New Zealand
India
Hong Kong Sports Station (Ch. 661), Sports Channel 601 i Cable Sports LIVE
Malaysia

Singapore

UK: The game can be seen on Sky Sports’ TV and streaming platforms in the UK.

USA: This match is streamed on ESPN+ for subscribers in the USA.

Canada: Carabao Cup matches are streamed via DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can follow the action through beIN Sports.

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