I gave a short backpass against Crystal Palace which led to an equalising goal - which wasn’t my fault - and after the match, he punched me. 'But, he was probably right. ' Not many people who take a punch and turn around and agree with it, but there weren't many players quite like Keane in his heyday. 19:39 Antony keeps his place despite criticism Another who hasn't quite had the start he would have wanted at his new club is Antony. He's in the team tonight but the summer signing from Ajax for £86m came in for scathing criticisms last time out.
There has been plenty of talk on Brian Clough ahead of this one, with Roy Keane sharing some pretty interesting anecdotes from his experiences with the great manager as a youngster. 'He always seemed fair! He was an experienced manager and he’d seen young players like me coming through. 'He thought, "I’ll try keep him grounded and I’ll be hard". I remember he punched me after a game one time but it was probably the right thing to do - he was just trying to keep me grounded. 'The odd punch didn’t do any harm.
He's only been there a couple of weeks, so you can forgive the chemistry being a little off. 20:36 35' Another shot from Antony Antony has another shot after coming in off his right wing and combining well with Weghorst, but instead of slotting it past the keeper he decides to go back across him and Hennessey cuts out the danger with no issues.
The Red Devils have so many out-balls in wide areas once they do win it, but this time Wan-Bissaka loses control and gives away the foul. 20:17 15' De Gea sends it straight into touch Bit of a shocker from De Gea, who sends it clean into touch. He's shouting at Malacia on the left, claiming he should have been much higher up the pitch, but to be fair he could have just passed the ball to him, rather than where he insists he should have been. 20:15 14' Wasteful Antony United are really threatening to cut Forest open and get a second. It's a really good move from left to right from the hosts, with Rashford, Weghorst and Eriksen all involved, before it comes to Antony but he cuts in and fires well wide inside the box.
The hosts are still working very hard - which also helps - although they are still unable to create much going forward. Aurier does release Johnson down the right after some brilliant close control, and he wins a throw against Martinez. And that's now developed into a corner after some more good work from Johnson! 20:18 18' Casemiro working hard in the middle United have been very diligent in winning the ball back in the middle of the park - something they struggled to do without Casemiro on Sunday.
They surely need to show they have something to give in return soon, or else you can see this being a long night for the hosts. 20:06 6' GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-1 Manchester United Marcus Rashford. Who else? It's a fantastic solo effort, after the England man picks it up on that left flank on the halfway line. There's only one thought in his mind, as he sprints towards the penalty area and takes on Worrall and Aurier, breezing past the pair of them. He breaks into the box and simply fires past Hennessey for an emphatic opening goal for the man who is in stunning form! 20:03 3' United starting brightly United aren't waiting around as Rashford looks to work some magic early on, but he's dispossessed inside the box and Forest clear their lines. Worrall does not deal with a ball in from Wan-Bissaka and Fernandes is the beneficiary, but Hennessey does well to keep his side in it.
The hosts then fought back to gain a semblance of equal footing in the tie, and actually had the ball in the net halfway through proceedings, but it was rightly ruled out for offside, denying Sam Surridge a second goal in five days. Forest kept themselves in the game with some good work from Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White in attack, but the visitors managed to snatch a second on the stroke of half-time, with Wout Weghorst opening his account for the Red Devils. United take a 2-0 lead into the second half, which you would back them to keep hold of with the way they've been playing in recent months - but you never know in football! Forest have shown plenty of evidence so far to suggest they will more than make a fight of it in the second period.
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