How to watch and follow Forest v United

Tuesday 24 January 2023 07:00

Next up for Manchester United is the first leg of our Carabao Cup semi-final, away to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

United faced Steve Cooper’s side just after Christmas, emerging 3-0 victors at Old Trafford in the Premier League, but Forest have recently had an upturn in form.

Erik ten Hag’s team will be looking to bounce back immediately from the last-gasp defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, and make strides towards reaching the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

So, here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s clash at The City Ground…

Ten Hag: A big week awaits


Despite our loss against Arsenal, Erik ten Hag is looking ahead to our next fixtures.


The first leg of our semi-final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, with kick-off in Nottingham scheduled for 20:00 GMT on Wednesday.

MUTV will provide build-up and post-match reaction, which will be viewable on and in the United App along with further exclusive coverage.

Our Matchday Live show will start at 18:55 GMT, and be followed by live radio commentary - which can be listened to via the app - during the 90 minutes.


Two-minute highlights of the game will be available from 01:00 GMT in the morning after the game, while there will be extended versions to follow on our official platforms.


Brazil midfielder Casemiro is back in contention for Ten Hag, after missing Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League loss at Arsenal due to suspension.

We continue to wait on the fitness of right-back Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial, both of whom were absent at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend.

Jadon Sancho returned to training last week, but Erik explained before our last outing that the winger "still has a way to go" and progress to make before being back in the matchday squad.

Donny van de Beek is ruled out due to his long-term knee injury.

Forest v United: Things to know


There are some key changes to the Carabao Cup rules ahead of the semi-finals.

United loanee Dean Henderson, who is spending this season at Forest, is injured, but even if he would have been fit, he would have been ineligible to play against his parent club.

The hosts have a lengthy list of further absentees ahead of this fixture, with Taiwo Awoniyi, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Giulian Biancone and Cheikhou Kouyate all unavailable.

Ryan Yates missed Forest’s draw with Bournemouth at the weekend through illness, so could be back for the visit of United, while Chris Wood, loaned in from Newcastle, is cup-tied due to already featuring in the competition for the Magpies.

Early team news for Forest semi-final


An update from both camps in advance of Wednesday's first leg at The City Ground.


United entered the Carabao Cup in the third round, overcoming Aston Villa 4-2 at Old Trafford. We followed that up with triumphs over Burnley and Charlton Athletic to set up a semi-final tie with Forest.

Wednesday’s match will be the first away fixture in the competition for Ten Hag’s side this season, with those aforementioned wins all coming at the Theatre of Dreams.

Forest, on the other hand, have been in the Carabao Cup since the second round, and have defeated Grimsby Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers and Wolves on their way to the semi-finals.

Wolves pushed them all the way in the quarters though, with Henderson producing some vital saves in the penalty shootout to see Cooper’s side through to the last four.

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Newcastle and Southampton lock horns in the other semi-final first leg this week, after beating Leicester and Manchester City respectively in the quarter-finals.


Southampton v Newcastle United


Nottingham Forest v UNITED

Both matches have 20:00 GMT kick-off times.