Man Utd predicted line-up vs Nottingham Forest as Erik ten Hag deals without three stars
Erik ten Hag will be without three players for Manchester United 's first trip to the City Ground since 1999.
It's nearly 24 years to the day since the Red Devils ran out 8-1 winners against soon-to-be-relegated Nottingham Forest, as the legendary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored a record four goals as a substitute in only 10 minutes. Gone are those glory days, gone is Solskjaer as manager, and now it's Ten Hag tasked with bringing silverware to Old Trafford for the first time since 2017.
For this one, a blood-pumping Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, the Red Devils boss won't be able to call a trio of stars; Diogo Dalot, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho. While Dalot and Martial remain injured, having missed Sunday's gutting 3-2 defeat away to Arsenal, Sancho has only recently rejoined first-team training after spending two months on an individual training programme.
There'll be no contest in goal, with David de Gea almost certain to keep his place between the posts. The same goes for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back, who's enjoying a run of games in Dalot's absence but must improve on his display at Arsenal which saw him come in for criticism from the likes of Roy Keane.
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