Nottingham Forest picked up their first three points of the season last weekend as they claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win against Sheffield United.
Strikers Taiwo Awoniyi and Chris Wood both scored either side of Gustavo Hamer’s wonder strike to claim all three points for Steve Cooper’s side.
Cooper deployed the 5-2-2-1 formation for the second game in a row, with the same formation set to be used again at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs Manchester United
Ahead of today’s game, we believe that there will be four changes from the 2-1 win against Paul Heckingbottom’s side last Friday.
Matt Turner had a very good home debut last weekend and will be continuing between the sticks at Old Trafford.
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The Reds completed the signing of Gonzalo Montiel this week, with the Argentinian set to make his debut at right wing-back.
Club captain Joe Worrall had a solid performance at the back alongside Willy Boly, with the pair set to continue their partnership in a back three.
Moussa Niakhate made an appearance off the bench last weekend, after recovering from the dislocated elbow he suffered in pre-season. We think the ‘brilliant‘ defender will come back into the starting eleven in place of Scott McKenna.
Ola Aina missed the victory with a slight injury according to boss Cooper. Neco Williams replaced the 26-year-old but we think Aina will return at left wing-back.
Academy graduate Ryan Yates completely changed the game against the Blades after coming off the bench. We think he will be rewarded with a start against Erik Ten Hag’s side at Old Trafford.
Yates will more than likely be partnered by Orel Mangala despite the new arrival of Andrey Santos – who joined the club yesterday afternoon.
Brazilian Danilo has started both of the first two league outings. Today will be no different as he plays on the left of a front three, but out of possession, he will drop slightly deeper and help Yates and Mangala in the midfield two.
Morgan Gibbs-White will be alongside Danilo, sitting in behind the lone striker and trying to cause Manchester United problems on the counter-attack.
Taiwo Awoniyi has scored in six consecutive Premier League games and will be looking to make it seven as he starts up front against the Red Devils.
Predicted Nottingham Forest XI: Turner; Montiel, Worrall, Boly, Niakhate, Aina; Mangala, Yates; Danilo, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi.