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Nottm Forest vs Man Utd predictions: United set for more City Ground woe
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James Mason
Nottingham Forest have shown signs of progress under Nuno Espirito Santo
Nottingham Forest have shown signs of progress under Nuno Espirito Santo

- Forest have lost just one of their last eight home FA Cup ties
- The Red Devils lost 2-1 at the City Ground on December 30
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Nottingham Forest to win

A place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup is up for grabs at the City Ground on Wednesday evening, when Nottingham Forest take on Manchester United.

Forest are still fighting for their lives in the Premier League and they head into this contest on the back of Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Champions League-chasing Aston Villa.

United's five-match winning streak in all competitions ended last time out, as Fulham beat them 2-1 by Old Trafford to heap the pressure back on manager Erik ten Hag.

Team news

Ola Aina, Willy Boly and Ibrahim Sangare are still struggling with injuries picked up at the Africa Cup of Nations and are unlikely to be available for this clash.

Chris Wood remains sidelined with a thigh injury that is expected to keep him out until the end of March, with the striker recently joined in the treatment room by Nuno Tavares.

United's injury list is a lengthy one and they will be without the services of Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Anthony Martial, Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Casemiro came off with a suspected concussion in the defeat to Fulham and will be assessed closer to the match.

The stats

Forest have won three of their last six home games in all competitions, including a 2-1 triumph over the Red Devils in the Premier League on December 30.

The Tricky Trees have tasted success in two of their last three home assignments, while they have lost just one of their last eight FA Cup ties at the City Ground.

United were on a five-match winning run before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Fulham at Old Trafford last time out.

The Red Devils' last away defeat came at the City Ground in December and they have won their last five road outings in all competitions.


Manchester United's defeat to Fulham has piled the pressure on Erik ten Hag
Manchester United's defeat to Fulham has piled the pressure on Erik ten Hag

After racking up five straight victories, United find themselves back under pressure following the Fulham defeat and they could have it tough when they head to the City Ground.

While the Red Devils have won their last five away fixtures, two of those came against lower-league opponents Wigan and Newport, and the other three were by one-goal margins.

United already have unhappy memories of Nottingham, having lost at Forest in December, and the continued absence of in-form Hojlund is a huge blow for Ten Hag.

As for Forest, they have been a tough team to predict but they are putting in competitive performances at home, most recently beating West Ham 2-0.

This looks like a great opportunity for Nuno Espirito Santo's side to knock out last season's FA Cup finalists and book their spot in the quarter-final stage of the competition.

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