Rashford strikes as Man UTD outclass Forest in semi-final first-leg win

Published: February 06, 2023


Marcus Rashford continued his superb season as he scored once more to assist Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 of their League Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

England ahead Rashford’s excellent solo effort after six minutes, dancing previous defenders earlier than firing residence, took him to 18 targets in all competitions this season. Only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has extra for a Premier League membership in 2022-23.

Forest thought that they had shortly restored parity on the City Ground after catching United out on the counter however Sam Surridge’s effort was dominated out for offside following a VAR evaluate.

United capitalised on that reprieve by doubling their lead simply earlier than halftime, on-loan striker Wout Weghorst netting his first aim since becoming a member of the membership after Antony’s shot had been nicely saved.

The second aim killed off Forest hopes of a comeback and Bruno Fernandes added a late third to maintain United nicely heading in the right direction to win their first trophy since 2017.

“I’m happy with the performance, over 90 minutes we controlled the game,” United coach Erik ten Hag stated. “There was one second which may have modified the sport and we now have to pay attention to that and enhance.

“In this mood and with this spirit, he (Rashford) is unstoppable. He can be creative in the final third, to do something in the final third, some crazy stuff, fantasy and adventure.”

United got here into the competition having suffered their first defeat since November in all competitions at Arsenal on Sunday and had additionally misplaced their final three cup semi-finals.

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