Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest Player Ratings: Impressive Comeback Win for United

  • Manchester United produced a staggering comeback to get a 3-2 win over 10-men Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford
  • Manchester United made a slow start and were 2-0 down after just four minutes
  • Nottingham Forest could not sustain their blistering start as the game progressed

Man Utd Player Ratings: Impressive Comeback after Disastrous Start

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Andre Onana 6/10 – Could have done better to prevent Awoniyi’s opener

Wan-Bissaka 6/10 – A decent defensive performance especially in the second half

Raphael Varane 6/10 – After a few wobbles in the early minutes, the Frenchman improved in the second half

Lisandro Martinez 6/10 – A decent performance especially after waking up from the shock 2-0 deficit

Diogo Dalot 5/10 – Several individual defensive mistakes

Casemiro 6/10 – Scored the crucial equaliser just after the break

Christian Eriksen 7/10 – Great movement in the first half to score the first goal for United

Bruno Fernandes 9/10 – Spectacular all-round performance and even came up with the winner

Antony 6/10 – Still lacks the finishing but he almost scored with a brilliant curling effort

Marcus Rashford 7/10 – A constant threat down the left hand side for United

Anthony Martial 5/10 – Unable to have any impact and was eventually substituted


Victor Lindelof 6/10 – Solid performance with Forest not getting much space

Jadon Sancho 6/10 – Decent cameo appearance

Scott McTominay 5/10 – Not much time for an impact

Nottingham Forest Player Ratings: Plenty of Positives for Steve Cooper

Matt Turner 6/10 – Not too many mistakes on his own

Willy Boly 6/10 – Scored inadvertently from a setpiece situation

Joe Worrall 4/10 – Off pace and picked up a straight red card

Scott McKenna 6/10 – Mediocre performance throughout the game

Serge Aurier 5/10 – Was constantly troubled by Marcus Rashford

Ryan Yates 6/10 – Average performance in the middle of the park

Danilo 5/10 – Conceded the penalty which led to Manchester United’s winner

Ola Aina 5/10 – Was constantly pinned back by United and received a booking as well

Brennan Johnson 7/10 – Strong threat down the right-hand side for Forest throughout the game

Morgan Gibbs-White 7/10 – Excellent deliveries from set piece situations and almost scored with a great effort

Taiwo Awoniyi 7/10 – Amazing pace to get the opener and silence Old Trafford


Moussa Niakhate 5/10 – Not much impact after coming on

Cheikhou Kouyate 5/10 – Failed to make a significant impression

Anthony Elanga 6/10 – Average performance after coming late in the game

Chris Wood 6/10 – Late cameo with not much impact

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest Match Summary and Highlights

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Manchester United produced a big comeback display to continue their winning sequence against Nottingham Forest but they were given an almighty scare at Old Trafford. Forest, who had only managed one away win in the entire 2022-23 season, were able to grab a 2-0 lead after just four minutes. United simply had not stepped onto the pitch in the right frame. The first goal came within two minutes and it required a similar time frame for the second goal. However, United did not panic and brilliant movement from Christian Eriksen led to the first goal from the Red Devils.

Christian Eriksen’s goal changed the dynamic of the game completely, as Forest started slipping deeper into their own half. This provided the impetus for United to come in wave after wave. The defence, though, was finally broken with some clever bit of play, as an intelligent freekick from Fernandes led to Casemiro getting a free header just after the break. After Forest were reduced to 10 men late in the second half, the impetus was only on United to get the three points. Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty under immense pressure to finally put United ahead with just 15 minutes left.

Even though 10-men Forest threatened with a late push, they only had a couple of half chances at best.

Man of the Match: Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes came up with a stellar display that formed the crux of Manchester United’s comeback against Nottingham Forest. The Portuguese man produced several clever touches throughout the game and this intelligence meant that United never had to panic even after going 2-0 down after just four minutes. Fernandes provided the assist for Casemiro with an intelligently worked freekick while he also converted the late penalty with aplomb to send Old Trafford into elation.

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