Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest, live: score and latest updates from Carabao CupManchester United begin a hectic February that will see them play eight games across three competitions, so Erik ten Hag will welcome the chance to rotate his team against Nottingham Forest tonight. United have a 3-0 lead from the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Forest, and with a home second leg they are surely assured of playing Newcastle United in the final at Wembley.
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Brazilian arrivals Scarpa and Danilo also look promising. Despite their Carabao Cup hopes appearing all but over, Steve Cooper is still demanding a strong showing. What we haven't done this year is be able to play really well on a stage like Old Trafford, the Etihad or the Emirates, " Cooper said. "We've talked about that and the lads have talked about it themselves. "Can we look like a better team somewhere like Old Trafford at an occasion like this? "Like I said straight after the (first leg), as disappointing as it was we've got to find some clear objectives to get out of the game. There's always an objective because of who we play for and what it represents but we always add some other stuff in as well.
It will be Newcastle's first major final since 1999, when Paul Scholes and Teddy Sheringham goals won the day for Manchester United in the FA Cup. Ten Hag is short of midfield options with Christian Eriksen ruled out until at least April with an ankle injury caused by Reading's Andy Carroll. Scott McTominay also has a short-term muscular problem which leaves Fred and Casemiro as United's only fit deep-lying midfielders.
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The arrival of Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day will help, but he is unlikely to be involved this evening. Ten Hag could view this fixture as an opportune moment to involve Jadon Sancho after his extended spell away from the team. It was also another busy window for Forest, with midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, defender Felipe and PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas announced as deadline day arrivals.
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