Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United: Preview & Potential Line-ups
Sunday's Premier League action closes out at the City Ground as relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest and top-four-bidding Manchester United come face-to-face.
Nottingham Forest's recent form has been poor, having gone nine consecutive matches without a win in the Premier League (D3, L6) and falling back into the relegation zone after a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
The Tricky Trees will be hoping to restore some confidence by earning a positive result, particularly after conceding 2+ goals in their last five Premier League games, losing four of them (D1).
Nottingham Forest's success in this match may depend on their ability to regain their lost defensive solidity, with their top-flight survival hanging by a thread.
Indeed, Steve Cooper's men have ominously gone winless in all 23 Premier League games where they have failed to keep a clean sheet this season (D8, L15).
On the other hand, Manchester United's recent form has been more promising, as they have won their last two Premier League matches "to nil," putting them back in contention for a top-four finish.
However, the Red Devils face some uncertainty in their bid to reach the Europa League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Thursday despite having a 2-0 halftime lead.
Erik ten Hag's side will look to end their two-match losing streak on the road against Nottingham Forest, a team they have beaten in their last nine meetings in all competitions.
Worryingly, though, they have shipped 29 goals on their league travels this season, and conceding one more would take them to the 30-goal landmark after 15 away games for the first time since the 1978/79 season.
Nottingham Forest (4-3-2-1): Keylor Navas; Neco Williams, Joe Worrall, Felipe, Harry Toffolo; Remo Freuler, Danilo, Orel Mangala; Morgan Gibbs-White, Brennan Johnson; Emmanuel Dennis.
Manchester United (4-3-3): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia; Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho.