Manchester United defeated Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal, advancing to the 1999 Wembley rematch against Newcastle.
Erik ten Hag’s team prevailed on the night with goals from Anthony Martial and Fred in the second half, even though a spot in the final was already all but guaranteed thanks to their 3-0 victory in the first leg at the City Ground.
When missing four games due to injury, Martial scored his sixth goal of the year 17 minutes from time after a pass intended for Marcus Rashford was diverted back to the French striker.
Within 180 seconds, United scored again thanks to a wonderful curling cross-field pass from Bruno Fernandes that Rashford diverted into the path of Fred, who poked the ball into an empty net from a yard or so away with his knee.
New signature from an executive box, Marcel Sabitzer saw as United moved one victory closer to winning their first title since 2017.
Jadon Sancho made his way back into the game after being absent since October.
Later, Fernandes remarked that it was pretty good. And during his stay here, he made it to one final, but regrettably lost. They now have another opportunity.
“I’m incredibly pleased with the team’s performance and the objectives we established. We’re quite thrilled since we succeeded, won, and advanced to the final.”
Man United will face Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final.
The advancement of United sets up a significant matchup with a side toward the top of the Premier League standings. One of England’s top teams this year, Newcastle United, easily advanced to the Carabao Cup Final. The two teams, who battled to a spirited draw earlier in the season, are currently third and fourth on the Premier League table.
The Carabao Cup Final will be broadcast live from Wembley Stadium on February 26. ESPN+, a channel offered as part of the Disney Bundle, will broadcast the event.