As Manchester United gears up for the upcoming clash against Nottingham Forest scheduled for Saturday at 15:00 BST, the team is aiming to recover from last week’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Reds are determined to extend their remarkable 30-game unbeaten streak at home across all competitions as they face Steve Cooper’s squad. Nottingham Forest, who recently gave Arsenal a tough challenge at the Emirates Stadium before triumphing over Sheffield United last Friday, presents a formidable opponent.

Unfortunately, there’s a setback in the lead-up to the match as midfielder Mason Mount has been sidelined due to injury, possibly keeping him out of action until after the first international break of the season. His absence opens up a midfield position, with Christian Eriksen and Scott McTominay being strong contenders to step in.

Kobbie Mainoo, a potential option in midfield, remains unavailable after sustaining an injury in a pre-season game against Real Madrid. Amad is also out of contention due to an injury sustained during Tour 2023. The debut of Rasmus Hojlund, who joined from Atalanta, is still pending.

Updates on Rasmus Hojlund’s fitness might be provided during Erik ten Hag’s pre-match press conference on Friday, ahead of the Nottingham Forest encounter.

Harry Maguire’s absence in the previous match against Spurs was due to a knock, and Tyrell Malacia is still confirmed to be unavailable.

While Tom Heaton is dealing with an injury, the bench in the last game featured Dean Henderson and Radek Vitek as goalkeepers. Anthony Martial made a return to the field, coming on as a substitute in the second half, after his last appearance during the 2022/23 Premier League season’s final day against Fulham.


The visiting team boasts a in-form attacker, Taiwo Awoniyi, who enters the match with an impressive tally of eight goals in his last six Premier League games, equalling Stan Collymore’s club record.

Anthony Elanga might be included in the starting lineup against his former club, Forest, having made a notable impact since joining their ranks. However, Steve Cooper faces a few potential absences, including Wayne Hennessey, Omar Richards, Felipe, and Olaoluwa Aina.

Chris Wood, a center-forward, demonstrated his potential as a game-changer by scoring a late winner against Sheffield United, potentially earning him a starting spot for the upcoming match.

By- Sahiba Suri

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