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Preview: Man United Aiming for Redemption Against Nottingham Forest

Following a lacklustre start to the 2023-24 Premier League campaign, Manchester United recognise the urgency of swift improvement, with an upcoming home fixture against Nottingham Forest providing a golden opportunity to rectify their course.

Despite emerging victorious against Wolves on the opening weekend, United's display was overshadowed by being outplayed. Their subsequent encounter against Tottenham resulted in a 2-0 loss, leaving manager Erik ten Hag with a multitude of inquiries to address.

Aware of their potential to spring surprises, Nottingham Forest heads into Old Trafford cognisant of their capacity to upset the odds. After an impressive display against Arsenal in their debut match of the season, they secured a victory over Sheffield United in their latest outing.

The match between United and Forest is set to commence at 3 p.m. BST on Saturday, August 26, 2023. The iconic Old Trafford stadium will serve as the battleground, but if you are a UK resident the game won't be broadcast live due to the customary Saturday 3 p.m. blackout.

Team News:

Manchester United will miss the services of summer signing Mason Mount due to an injury sustained during the clash against Spurs. The England international's absence could lead to Christian Eriksen stepping in as a direct replacement. Additionally, Harry Maguire has regained fitness following a minor knock.

Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, do not have any new injury concerns aside from Ola Aina, who suffered an injury during training and is expected to remain sidelined until the end of the month. New loan acquisition Gonzalo Montiel could potentially mark his debut appearance.

Forecasting the Outcome:

Eager to put on a strong performance in front of their home crowd, the Red Devils boast ample quality to secure victory against Forest.

However, the question of whether they will execute this intent remains. The United boss ten Hag has demonstrated adaptability in his tactical approach, including the possible return of Jadon Sancho in a 'false nine' role. Despite the potential for United to succeed, the outcome remains uncertain. All in all, we anticipate a United victory, and the prediction leans toward a 2-1 scoreline.

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