Man United Vs Nottingham Prediction and Statistics: The Moment to Change Doubts

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest (Twitter)
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest (Twitter)

Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in week three of the Premier League at Old Trafford, on Saturday (26/08) at 7.30 IST. The match should be the Red Devils' moment to change fans' doubts.

The reason is, that the news about Man United is currently negative with their poor performance in the first two matches, passive purchases after recruiting three players, and many injured players.

Fans are worried that Man United will again have a season that is no better than before. Man United won 1-0 over Wolverhampton Wanderers, then lost 0-2 against Tottenham Hotspur.

Man United also have the advantage in terms of statistics, as they have always won in the last 10 meetings against Nottingham in all competitions.

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The hurricane of injuries in the Man United squad has not improved, in fact, it has worsened with the injury to Luke Shaw. He is in the club's treatment room along with Rasmus Hojlund, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, Kobbie Mainoo, Tom Heaton, and Mason Mount. In fact, the condition of Lisandro Martinez and Harry Maguire is doubtful.

Unlike Man United, Nottingham has three players absent due to injury namely Wayne Hennessey, Omar Richards, Felipe, and Ola Aina is also doubtful.


Erik ten Hag spoke about the hurricane of injuries in the Man United squad, while also discussing the performance of the midfield which has come under the spotlight in the last two matches.

"That's the situation, it's normal, top football, you've reached the limit, injuries come, it's always disappointing but you have to deal with it and build the squad. And deal with it," explained Ten Hag on Man United's official website.

"You always have to analyze clinically and that assessment is not correct, it's about back and front, not about midfield. That's why we are open. I said it directly after the game."

Steve Cooper, Nottingham's coach, also discussed the state of injuries in his squad. However, with many options in the squad, Cooper is not too worried about the condition.

"I don't want to speak too soon because we know how things have been over the last year or so, but we're in a pretty healthy position. There are still a lot of players coming back to full fitness," said Cooper.

"Felipe is back training on the grass but he hasn't trained or played for months so he's not ready yet. Ola is back in partial training."

"For now, we're fine. But let's not talk too much, because we know what will happen if you talk too much about something like that. It gives us a growing training group and selection decisions for the game," he explained.


1. Man United have won the last 10 matches against Nottingham in all competitions with a total goal aggregate of 36-3.

2. Nottingham has won just once in 12 Premier League matches against Man United: 2 draws and 9 defeats.

3. Man United have won their last seven Premier League home games.

4. Only Bournemouth (43 times) have suffered more shots than Man United (40 times) so far in the Premier League.

5. Taiwo Awoniyi has scored eight goals in his last six league games. He could become the first player to score for Nottingham in the first three league games since Peter Davenport in 1984-1985.

Nottingham 0-2 Man United (Premier League 2023)
Man United 2-0 Nottingham (Premier League 2023)
Nottingham 0-3 Man United (Premier League 2023)
Man United 3-0 Nottingham (Premier League 2022)

Prediction Manchester United 2-0 Nottingham Forest

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