Crazy post shows United's performance level

Thursday 26 January 2023 14:30

Manchester United's outstanding team performance at Nottingham Forest has been highlighted by the Carabao Cup Twitter account.

The competition announce their Team of the Round following each stage and had the two semi-finals this week to consider for their XI.

Based on ratings compiled by WhoScored, their results emphasise a startling level of dominance from Erik ten Hag's side, which is testament to the overall display from the first whistle to the last in the 3-0 first-leg triumph at The City Ground.

David De Gea is the goalkeeper, chosen ahead of his three rivals, with Newcastle United winning 1-0 at Southampton in the other last-four tie. Gavin Bazunu played for the Saints, while Nick Pope kept another clean sheet for the Magpies, and Wayne Hennessey kept goal for Forest in Dean Henderson's absence.

The entire back four is made up of United players as Tyrell Malacia, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were all worthy of a place in the select team, even if Newcastle also kept a clean sheet on the road.

Casemiro, back from suspension, and Bruno Fernandes, who scored the third goal at Forest late on, join the three-man midfield line-up, alongside Southampton's Ibrahima Diallo. 

Up front, Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst are rewarded for their first-half strikes with the final spot in the side going to Newcastle's Joelinton, the player who scored the only goal of the game at St Mary's.

Let's hope United can finish the job at Old Trafford next Wednesday and put on another superb performance in front of our own fans.