This result came shortly after the team had won their previous match. The team has been plagued by this recurring trend, which has resulted in victories over difficult opponents such as Chelsea, Fulham, and Aston Villa, which have frequently been followed by defeats over Bournemouth, Copenhagen, and now Forest.
Despite the fact that the first half of the contest was unimpressive, the second half of the match was really exciting. After Nicolas Dominguez scored the game’s first goal, Marcus Rashford equalized the score by taking advantage of a mistake made by the goalie. However, Morgan Gibbs-White scored the game-winning goal in the final ten minutes of play.
As a result of his illness, Rasmus Hojlund, who had just lately scored his first goal in the Premier League, was unable to play. United’s offensive capabilities were embarrassingly lacking, which has been a consistent problem for the team.
With the help of a deflection from Raphael Varane, Forest got off to a strong start in the game, putting United’s defense to the test for the first time with a cross that came dangerously close to hitting its target. Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s attempt from twenty yards out was immediately blocked, which was United’s first shot on target. This occurred in the 33rd minute of the match.
on an effort to achieve a better overall performance, Erik ten Hag brought on Scott McTominay and then Amad Diallo during the second half of the game. In spite of the fact that Diogo Dalot’s shot made contact with the woodwork, Forest continued to gain pace. A easy play that took United’s defenders off guard was taken advantage of by Dominguez, who then capitalized on the opportunity to give Forest the lead soon after the hour mark.
Taking advantage of a mistake made by the goalie, Rashford came up with a goal for United, which brought them back into contention. Nevertheless, Forest reclaimed the lead four minutes later, with Gibbs-White scoring a refined finish from 18 yards after a fast counterattack gave them the opportunity to regain the advantage.
As a result of the encounter, Forest was able to demonstrate their resiliency and their capacity to capitalize on United’s weaknesses, which gave them the opportunity to win a match at home versus United for the first time in nearly 32 years. The persistent pattern of defeats following victories continues to be a struggle for Manchester United to figure out how to overcome.