Manchester United fans are furious after a shambolic opening four minutes at Old Trafford saw Nottingham Forest take an early 2-0 lead in their Premier League clash.

Taiwo Awoniyi broke the deadlock for Forest in the second minute on Saturday after a fast break from a United corner.

The 26-year-old Forest striker knocked the ball past Marcus Rashford in the centre circle before charging through the United half and beating Andre Onana from close range.

United’s woes continued only two minutes later after Willy Boly connected with a Morgan Gibbs-White cross and headed in past Onana.

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United fans slam horrific opening five minutes against Forest

“We are not a serious club. Even if we could come back with 9-2. Embarrassing,” one fan said.

Someone else commented: “Man United team [are] a shame, what is happening? It will be a long season.”

A third wrote: “I refuse to believe this United team is real. Not real. This is not a real team. LMAO. This is all in our imaginations. This is not happening.”

“Manchester United are not ready for this season,” a fourth Twitter user posted.

Another tweeted: “I think United are in for a long, miserable season.”

While a sixth fan simply said: “This Manchester United is not uniting at all.”

United comeback is still on?

United manager Erik ten Hag will no doubt be furious with his players going into half-time.

The Red Devils were able to pull one back through Christian Eriksen in the 17th minute after the United midfielder flicked in the ball past Matt Turner from close range.

Rashford’s powerful low cross from inside the area allowed Eriksen to pounce on the opportunity and hand United a fighting chance after a disastrous start.

United clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win in their opening Premier League match of the season against Wolves at Old Trafford.

But the Red Devils slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham away from home, with Ten Hag coming under stinging criticism over his side’s opening two results this season.

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