Manchester United moved up to third place in the Premier League table after a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at The City Ground on Sunday, increasing their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. “A strong performance. A well-deserved victory. My only criticism is that the grade should have been higher. It had to be either 3-0 or 4-0. We blew a lot of opportunities there. You want to score, finish, and kill the game as soon as possible. That is always crucial. You don’t get many chances in big games, so you have to score them,” according to Ten Hag.
Following his side’s win against Nottingham Forest in their Premier League (PL) match, Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag said that he wanted a higher score for victory, a victory by 3-0 or 4-0, and expressed happiness at winger Antony’s game, who scored a goal and provided an assist in the match.
There were some chances for Nottingham Forest to score in the first half. Taiwo Awoniyi’s one shot went over the bar. Things could have gone differently for the hosts had they been given a penalty after the ball struck United’s Harry Maguire’s arm inside the box in the 19th minute. But the VAR call did not go in their favour.
In the 32nd minute of the match, United struck gold as Antony scored one from close range after winning the ball high up the pitch. It was his fourth goal of the season. At the end of the first half, the score was 1-0 in favour of United. In the first half, both Nottingham’s Taiwo and United’s Bruno Fernandes blew their chances to score. United continued their fierce action in the second half as well. Nottingham goalkeeper Keylor Navas was forced to save an effort from Fernandes.
Diogo Dalot, making his 100th appearance for Manchester United, came through with a clean finish to Antony’s assist, taking the scoreline to 2-0 in favour of United in the 76th minute. With this win, United is in third place with 59 points, having won 18 of their 30 matches, drawn five, and lost seven. Nottingham Forest is in the relegation zone. They have only 27 points to their name in 31 matches, of which they have won six, drawn nine, and lost 16.
United has some high-profile matches coming up. They will be back in action on Thursday, as they will be hosted by Sevilla for the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarterfinal tie. Then they have the semifinals of the FA Cup against Brighton coming up on Sunday.