Manchester United have one foot in the Carabao Cup final after beating Nottingham Forest away in the first leg of the semi.

Here is a look at our player ratings from the game…

David de Gea – 6.5

A much quieter night than he may have been expecting, it was notable to see Ten Hag bring his first choice goalkeeper in as the competition gets serious.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

Caught out of a position in the first half when Forest equalised, thankfully the goal was ruled out by VAR.

Victor Lindelof – 6.5

Making his first start since January 3, and it showed early on. Improved as the game progressed, and tried to get forward too.

Lisandro Martinez – 8

Excellent as always, cleared up an early Lindelof error, and put in a couple of uncompromising challenges when needed to.

Tyrell Malacia – 7

So clean in possession, Malacia rarely gives the ball away, and defended well down his side.

Nottingham Forest v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Semi Final 1st Leg
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Christian Eriksen – 7.5

Had a lot more freedom to be creative than in the Arsenal game. Hit the woodwork with an effort in the second half. Played 70 minutes.

Casemiro – 7

Great to see him back. At times it feels like United ask him to do too much, but the team are always better when he is on the pitch.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Fernandes’ final ball was not always the best, but he still popped up to score Manchester United’s third goal, finishing a move he started.

Antony – 7.5

Clever movement to frequently drift centrally caused Forest problems, he should have scored in the first half. One of his shots was too strong for the goalkeeper, rebounding to Wout Weghorst to score.

Marcus Rashford – 8

Terrific individual goal 10 minutes in, Rashford petrified the Forest defence whenever he got on the ball. 10 goals in 10 games since the World Cup. Substituted on 56 minutes.

Wout Weghorst – 7

Off the mark, scoring his first goal for Manchester United. Clever movement and took his chance well.


Alejandro Garnacho – 6

Came on early in second half to give Marcus Rashford a rest. Forest couldn’t switch off with his pace always a threat.

Fred – 6

Brought on to help see out the game. Had one effort which sailed over the bar.

Facundo Pellistri – 7

Looked sharp when he came on, whipped in an excellent cross towards Wout Weghorst. He adds a different option to United’s attack. Involved in United’s third goal.Almost caught out defensively and picked up a booking.

Anthony Elanga – 6.5

Came on for just the final five minutes. Provided the assist for Bruno Fernandes’ goal.

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