The return to competition in Manchester United’s Premier League has the mission of maintaining the streak against its traditional rivals, one of them, historic is Nottingham Forest against whom it will be measured on the day after boxing day.
The last Premier League match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest dates back to February 6, 1999, and resulted in an 8-1 defeat for the visitors, and they will definitely want to avoid similar circumstances.
It will be a complicated test, the first without Cristiano Ronaldo as a player of Ten Hag’s team. David de Gea will return to the starting line-up at Manchester United. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martínez have not yet joined the job, they enjoy a special permit for having played the final of the World Cup.
In the visiting team, the big loss is that of Dean Henderson, because he can not play against the team that owns his tab by contract. So Wayne Hennessey will be the Forest’s starting goalkeeper. Other casualties include Omar Richards, Giulian Biancone, Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate. Serge Aurier and Morgan Gibbs-White are doubts due to injury.
Manchester United’s probable XI
Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw Eriksen, Casemiro; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.
Probable XI del Nottingham Forest
Hennessey, Williams, Boly, Worrall, Toffolo; Colback, Mangala, Taha; Johnson, Awoniyi, Lingard.