Nottingham Forest face Manchester United tonight in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the City Ground.

It’s the first time the Reds have reached this stage of the competition since 1992 and the excitement is palpable.

Forest are in pretty decent form since the World Cup, with their only defeat coming in the first game back against Manchester United.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at how the Reds could line up against United on Trentside.

Predicted Nottingham Forest XI v Manchester United

The Forest rearguard

Wayne Hennessey will continue to play in goal, with Dean Henderson injured and ineligible against his parent club.

Forest predicted team
(Photo; David Horton; CameraSport; Getty Images)

At the back, we don’t anticipate any changes at all.

As a result, Serge Aurier, Joe Worrall, Willy Boly and Renan Lodi all look set to start for Steve Cooper.

The Forest engine room

We do expect one change in the middle of the park, with Ryan Yates currently suffering from an illness.

His health is more important and after a promising cameo, we think Danilo could come into the midfield.

Alongside him, Remo Freuler and Orel Mangala should both have done enough to keep their places.

Leading the Forest line

An enforced change will be made here, with the Reds missing Chris Wood who is cup-tied.

We think that could tempt Cooper into playing without a recognised striker.

Morgan Gibbs-White looks set to start down the middle and he could be massive tonight.

Alongside him, we expect Brennan Johnson and Gustavo Scarpa to both get the nod to start against United.

Here is how the Reds team could line up against Manchester United:

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