Gary Neville said live on Sky Sports that Nottingham Forest man Morgan Gibbs-White gave Manchester United man Casemiro some difficult moments. The Red Devils defeated Forest 3-0 in the Carabao Cup and took a giant step towards a Wembley final.
Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes scored as Forest were put to the sword. The best moment for the Reds came when Sam Surridge scored but saw it ruled out after a VAR check.
Forest huffed and puffed during their home leg of the semi-final. For around 30 minutes of the first half, they were on top but ultimately they failed to score during that crucial period of the contest.
United played a full-strength team against Forest. Clearly, Erik ten Hag is hellbent on bringing a trophy back to Old Trafford for the first time in six years by winning the Carabao Cup.
Neville was naturally delighted for United and struggled to hide his glee on commentary. The former United man did have some praise for Forest star Gibbs-White, however, praising him during the 59th minute.
He said live on Sky Sports: “Gibbs-White has been a threat and I said before that Casemiro has had a couple of difficult moments against the Forest man.
“He just gets sacked here, he pinches it off him and it’s a really good opportunity, he’s close to the goal, he’s close to David De Gea and he’s left shaking his head.”
Neville delivers praise to Gibbs-White and Forest have signed a star
Plenty raised their eyebrows when Forest forked out an initial £25 million to land Gibbs-White from Wolves. The fee could rise to around £40 million, although it’s likely it will take some time for that to happen.
Last night he did give Casemiro some tough moments. In the game between the two sides at Old Trafford in the Premier League, Gibbs-White didn’t play and Forest dearly missed him.
Forest have hit the jackpot with Gibbs-White. He’s proving to be worth every single penny at the moment; with the Reds relying on him as they bid to stay in the Premier League.