Pundit Predictions: How will United fare at Forest?

Friday 29 December 2023 19:00

The Reds’ final game of the calendar year, away to Nottingham Forest, is fast approaching and supporters have been submitting their United Predictions in the build-up to the first whistle.

Correctly predicting Erik ten Hag’s line-up, the final score, our first goal-getter and Man of the Match in the teatime fixture will put you in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes.

You can play now via the United App, where you have until kick-off at 17:30 GMT on Saturday to submit your picks. Although, please note that your line-ups guess must be entered by 16:00 GMT.

Former United defender and MUTV pundit Wes Brown is among those playing our predictions game and he has shared his picks before appearing on our Matchday Live show tomorrow, including the XI he thinks the boss will select.


Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund were the stars of our Boxing Day victory over Aston Villa, and Wes is expecting the pair to shine again at the City Ground, tipping them to be our Man of the Match and first scorer respectively.

Brown is predicting United will make one change to the side that started against Villa - with Antony coming in for Marcus Rashford - and for Ten Hag’s men to emerge with all three points once more.

Line-up: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Evans, Dalot; Fernandes, Eriksen, Mainoo; Antony, Hojlund, Garnacho.

Correct score: Forest 0 United 2

First scorer: Rasmus Hojlund

Man of the Match: Alejandro Garnacho

At the time of writing, exactly half of all players who have submitted their picks agree with Wes in thinking that Hojlund will get United’s first goal by the River Trent.

Bruno Fernandes is the current favourite to win our Man of the Match award (27%), while the favoured result among supporters is a 2-1 triumph for the Reds (25%). Each of the current top-five most popular scorelines tip United for victory in the East Midlands, as you can see via the numbers below.


25% = Forest 1 United 2
23% = Forest 0 United 2
22% = Forest 1 United 2
13% = Forest 0 United 3
2% = Forest 0 United 1


50% = Rasmus Hojlund
23% = Alejandro Garnacho
18% = Marcus Rashford
6% = Bruno Fernandes
1% = Scott McTominay


27% = Bruno Fernandes
22% = Rasmus Hojlund
21% = Alejandro Garnacho
12% = Marcus Rashford
7% = Kobbie Mainoo

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Have you submitted your United Predictions yet for Forest away? If not, you can do so here!

Tune into MUTV’s Matchday Live show – also available via ManUtd.com and the United App – from 16:25 GMT on Saturday for exclusive build-up ahead of Forest v United.