Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup semi final team news, line-ups and more tonight

Ten Hag on United’s Brazilian duo

Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielders, Fred and Casemiro, led the way into the FA Cup fifth round when they bot scored in the win against Reading last time out.

The duo start alongside each other tonight and the United boss is confident they can become a quality pairing. He said:

“I think you mentioned already in your first sermon he’s playing together with Casemiro in the Brazil squad, there’s not a worse squad in the world, they have so many choices they can make, but they play together and that tells something about the quality Fred has and what he can contribute to the team.

“You see against Tottenham and Man City, when he’s coming on last game he scores a goal, he has a lot of qualities, and they’re a good combination, Casemiro and Fred.”

Man Utd vs Nottm Forest team changes

Erik ten Hag makes five changes to the Manchester United line-up that started the first leg last week. Tom Heaton replaces David De Gea in goal whilst Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane slot into the defence.

Fred replaces the injured Christian Eriksen in midfield and Alejandro Garnacho takes Marcus Rashford’s place on the wing.

There are also four changes to the Nottingham Forest line-up. Neco Williams and Willy Boly come in to replace Serge Aurier and Joe Worrall. In midfield Orel Mangala replaces Danilo and Jesse Lingard slots in for the injured Morgan Gibbs-White.

Man Utd vs Nottm Forest line-ups

Man Utd XI: Heaton, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Varane, Martinez, Casemiro, Fred, Fernandes, Antony, Garnacho, Weghorst.

Nottm Forest XI: Hennessey, Williams, Boly, McKenna, Lodi, Freuler, Mangala, Scarpa, Johnson, Lingard, Surridge

‘We have the belief factor’ says Lingard

Former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard doesn’t believe that the semi-final tie is over despite his old club holding a three goal lead on aggregate over Nottingham Forest.

Now playing for Forest, Lingard was aked if United’s lead means this tie is over before the second leg even starts.

“Definitely not [over]. 100% definitely not,” Lingard told the BBC. “We have to have the belief factor about us, and the hunger to go and win. I think anything is possible.

!Of course, they are a good team and are playing really well this season, but we have to find that belief and motivation to go and get something there.”

Steve Cooper wants Nottingham Forest to prove themselves against Man Utd

Steve Cooper has challenged his Nottingham Forest players to prove they can perform on the biggest stage when they head to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Forest have little hope of overturning the 3-0 deficit from from the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against a Manchester United side who have won their last 11 home games.

But though he recognises their chance of reaching Wembley has all but gone, Cooper has set his side other objectives as he demands a performance from his players.

High among them is improving a woeful record away to the Premier League’s top four – Forest have conceded 16 goals without reply in trips to Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle and United in the league this term, including a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford in late December.

Steve Cooper wants Nottingham Forest to prove themselves against Man Utd

Forest trail 3-0 from the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final

United’s reinforcements

Following his transfer, Marcel Sabitzer could become the first ever Austrian to make an appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League.

As of now, Austria would be the 44th nation to represent the club in the competition.

Manchester United sign Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich

Manchester United have signed Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich until the end of the season.

The Austria international adds to United’s midfield options after Christian Eriksen was ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.

United were quick to contact Bayern over a loan move for the versatile 28-year-old, with the German champions open to the deal. There is no option or obligation to buy included in the deal.

Manchester United sign Marcel Sabitzer on loan

United moved quickly to add midfield cover after Christian Eriksen was ruled out for three months

Sancho’s return

The man himself has arrived at Old Trafford. Will the forward get some minutes tonight?

Sancho back in United squad

Jadon Sancho has arrived at Old Trafford with the Manchester United squad.

The winger hasn’t played since October 22 and has been gradually rebuilding his game and his confidence even spending time in a personalised training camp in Germany.

The hope is that he can return at his best level but he’s likely to be eased back into contention and start on the bench this evening.

What happened in the first leg?

Manchester United travelled to the City Ground for the first leg of this Carabao Cup and Marcus Rashford sent them in front of Nottingham Forest with just six minutes on the clock.

Forest responded with a goal of their own but that was subsequently ruled out for offside. Wout Weghorst then netted his first goal from the Red Devils, right on the stroke of half-time before Bruno Fernandes added a third in the second half.

That means United bring a three goal cushion into tonight’s match and just need to avoid defeat to guarantee a spot at Wembley.

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