Pundit Predictions: Who will start v Forest?

Wednesday 28 February 2024 15:31

MUTV pundits Wes Brown and Quinton Fortune have disagreed over the line-up while making their United Predictions for the Emirates FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.

The starting XI is particularly hard to guess with several fresh injury concerns since the weekend: Harry Maguire is definitely out, while Raphael Varane and Bruno Fernandes are doubts. 

Meanwhile, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Mason Mount, Rasmus Hojlund and Anthony Martial are all still sidelined. 

Remember, you have until 18:15 GMT to register your line-up, and then until kick-off at 19:45 GMT to predict the first scorer, correct score and Man of the Match. 

Before you do, read what our pundits are saying…

The Academy graduate and Treble winner expects Victor Lindelof to move from left-back to centre-back, with Sofyan Amrabat filling in on the flank…

Line-up: Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Evans, Amrabat; Mainoo, Eriksen, McTominay; Antony, Rashford, Garnacho. 

First scorer: Alejandro Garnacho

Correct score: Nottingham Forest 1 United 2

Man of the Match: Jonny Evans

Our South African ex-Red suspects Bruno Fernandes will pass a late fitness test to start at The City Ground…

Line-up: Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Evans, Amrabat; Mainoo, Casemiro; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford. 

First scorer: Marcus Rashford

Correct score: Nottingham Forest 1 United 3

Man of the Match: Kobbie Mainoo
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For each category, these are the top fives at the time of writing…

First scorer predictions: 
39% = Alejandro Garnacho
31% = Marcus Rashford
9% = Bruno Fernandes
5% = Rasmus Hojlund
4% = Scott McTominay

Correct score predictions:
38% = Forest 1 United 2
17% = Forest 1 United 3
16% = Forest 0 United 2 
6% = Forest 0 United 3
5% = Forest 0 United 1

Man of the Match predictions: 
24% = Alejandro Garnacho
20% = Kobbie Mainoo 
18% = Bruno Fernandes
11% = Marcus Rashford
6% = Andre Onana

Remember to play United Predictions for the big FA Cup tie.

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