Michael Dawson heaped praise on two Nottingham Forest stars at half-time of last night’s game against Manchester United. The Reds lost 2-0 to go out of the Carabao Cup 5-0 on aggregate against the Red Devils.
Remo Freuler captained the side last night. Ryan Yates is still struggling with an illness, whilst Joe Worrall was left on the bench at Old Trafford, with Freuler taking the armband.
He was one player who came in for praise from Dawson. The other was his midfield teammate, Orel Mangala, who was also steady throughout the contest as Forest exited the cup.
Alejandro Garnacho was handed a start by Erik ten Hag. He’s an exciting talent and it was vitally important that Forest ensure he was kept quiet throughout the contest.
Dawson felt the two players did things very professionally in the first half. He praised the two midfielders during the half-time interval when quizzed by host Mark Chapman.
He told Sky Sports: “The two who have been really good are Remo Freuler and Orel Mangala. When the ball has gone out to Garnacho, they’ve been quick to snuff out the danger. They’ve both been good in that respect.”
Forest duo receive praise from Dawson
Last night will have proved a proud moment for Freuler. He captained Forest for the first time, although it’s a role he was familiar with during his time playing for Atalanta.
The Switzerland star has been a steady player in Steve Cooper’s team this season. It’s been quite easy to see where he got the nickname of ‘The Conductor’ from, with the 30-year-old often dictating games.
Mangala also looks like a decent addition to the Forest ranks. He has been forced to wait patiently this season, with injuries robbing him of a chance to gain some consistency.
Both look to be fantastic additions to the ranks. Freuler and Mangala will be integral to Forest’s fortunes this season and Cooper will hope they can stay fit for the foreseeable.