Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest lineups: Taiwo Awoniyi eyes history

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest lineups: Taiwo Awoniyi eyes history
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Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford is a big game for Taiwo Awoniyi.

The Nigeria national football team striker is on a seven-game scoring streak in the Premier League. Not all of them have resulted in wins but Manchester United could be his eighth straight game in which he scores.

He will be hoping that Nottingham Forest can pull off an upset and take all three points from Old Trafford on Saturday 26 August.

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest will be broadcast on Sky Sports, Supersport, NBC and other Premier League broadcast partners at 3 PM.

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest probable lineups

Here is how we expect these teams to line up in this Premier League match.

Manchester United

  • Goalkeeper: Andre Onana
  • Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Alvaro Fernandez
  • Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jason Sancho
  • Forwards: Marcus Rashford

Nottingham Forest

  • Goalkeeper: Matt Turner
  • Defenders: Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Joe Worall, Scott McKenna, Neco Williams
  • Midfielders: Brennan Johnson, Danilo, Ryan Yates, Morgan Gibbs-White
  • Forwards: Taiwo Awoniyi

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest predictions

Manchester United have struggled in their opening games of the 2023/24 season. While they hold a historical advantage over their opponents on Saturday, they will be wary of the threat that Super Eagles striker Awoniyi possesses.

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He has shown a knack for scoring goals that help the Tricky Trees' cause and Old Trafford could be one more venue he ticks off his list.

Prediction 1: Both sides to score

Manchester United are the leaders of a negative defensive stat in the 2023/24 Premier League season. They have faced more shots than any team in the league this season. They have only conceded three from those shots, however, which is a testament to both their ability to rally round for defensive efforts and their opponents' wastefulness.

Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, have not been wasteful with their shots. This means that United will likely get their customary Old Trafford goal but will face clear-cut chances created by Forest, one of which could be a goal.

Prediction 2: Marcus Rashford to score

Manchester United's leading goalscorer from last season, Marcus Rashford, is yet to get off the mark in the Premier League this season. Nottingham Forest presents an opportunity for him to do so and it will be one he will take gladly.

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

Manchester United have won the last five games between both sides. They have only played two Premier League matches in that time thanks to Forest being in the lower tiers of English football.

Manchester United recent form

Manchester United have one win and one loss in the 2023/24 Premier League. It is a slow start that stems from their slow pre-season. It is better than how they started the 2022/23 season, however, and the fans will hope that they can go on to have a strong finish in the league just like they did last season despite a slow start.

Nottingham Forest recent form

Nottingham Forest and Manchester United are on the same track in the 2023/24 Premier League. The Tricky Trees have one win and one loss in the season so far, with their win being at home. This is why their trip to Old Trafford could mean another loss but the presence of Taiwo Awoniyi could change things.

Where to watch Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest live in Nigeria

You can watch the Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest Premier League game live on DSTV Now, Supersport Premier League Nigeria, Supersport Maximo, and Canal+ Sport 3 for fans across Nigeria.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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