Erik ten Hag has selected his starting line-up for Manchester United’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground.

The Red Devils will be looking to take a commanding lead into next week’s second leg at Old Trafford.

Here is the XI the Dutchman has selected to take on Steve Cooper’s Forest.

Starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Rashford, Weghorst.

Substitutes: Heaton, Varane, Williams, Mainoo, Fred, McTominay, Pellistri, Elanga, Garnacho.

Confirmed Manchester United starting line-up against Nottingham Forest

Having missed Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal through suspension, Casemiro returns to the side in place of Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia replaces Luke Shaw as Ten Hag makes three changes to the team that lost against the Gunners with Victor Lindelof also replacing Raphael Varane.

Ten Hag ruled Diogo Dalot, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial out of the clash in his pre-match press conference.

Harry Maguire is suspended having picked up his second booking in this season’s competition during the 3-0 win against Charlton Athletic in the quarter-finals.

The twenty-time league champions beat the promoted side 3-0 at Old Trafford in last month’s Premier League clash.

Marcus Rashford, Martial and Fred scored the goals in what was a comfortable evening’s work for Ten Hag’s men.

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United’s number ten, who scored his 17th goal of the season in the defeat at the Emirates, is looking to score in his tenth consecutive game at Old Trafford having equalled Dennis Viollet’s 64-year-old record.

Tonight is our first visit to The City Ground since our 8-1 win back in February 1999 when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came off the bench to score four goals for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side against former Red Devils boss Ron Atkinson.

The last-four tie is the tenth semi-final Ten Hag will compete in, and the former Ajax manager will be looking to maintain his impressive record when reaching this stage of competitions.

With the Busby Babes having a hectic fixture schedule, heading into next week’s second leg with an insurmountable lead would give Ten Hag the opportunity to shuffle his pack.

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