How United fans reacted to the win over Forest

Sunday 27 August 2023 10:40

“This is the Manchester United that has always captured my heart.”

That is just one of our supporters’ positive comments on social media following the incredible 3-2 comeback win against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Saturday.

With four minutes on the clock, it looked like it could turn into a long afternoon for Erik ten Hag’s side, with Forest two goals up through Taiwo Awoniyi’s breakaway finish and Willy Boly’s header.

But United responded defiantly.

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The Reds peppered the visitors’ goal with wave after wave of attacks rippling down the pitch towards the Stretford End.

Christian Eriksen halved the deficit before the break, flicking Marcus Rashford’s low cross beyond Matt Turner, before a wonderfully-worked free-kick routine provided an opportunity for Casemiro to level the score in the second half.

The Brazilian duly obliged and, after Forest had been reduced to 10 men for Joe Worrall taking down Bruno Fernandes when our skipper was through on goal, Danilo tripped Rashford in the box.

Bruno stepped up to take the resulting spot-kick and made no mistake to complete our biggest comeback of the Ten Hag era.

Rapturous cheers greeted our players at full-time and those celebrations continued on social media, where United fans shared their praise for the Reds’ triumphant recovery. Read the best of them below:

Bockarie Destiny Lahai: “This is the Manchester United that has always captured my heart. Bruno Fernandes, an absolute standout player, continues to amaze!”

Chidiebere Rex: “Good fighting spirit. Bruno was magnificent. He's indeed our Captain.”

The Khang: “Wan-Bissaka has transformed into an incredible player”

Sophy Greatness: “This is the Manchester United that I used to know”

Psal US: “When your team win, how they do it doesn’t matter.”

Magdalene Sugerlene Konneh: “We are happy with the result. It was a great comeback. Bruno and Wan Bissaka were exceptional. They gave their all to ensure we won this match. United forever”

Elphas K. Makokha: “Our captain couldn't just give up!

Nakeisha Hearty: “Resilience!!!!”