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Nottingham Forest 2-0 up on Man United after just FOUR minutes, it is a nightmare for Erik ten Hag

Nottingham Forest 2-0 up on Man United after just FOUR minutes, it is a nightmare for Erik ten Hag

Manchester United have had an awful start to their match against Nottingham Forest

Manchester United are 2-0 down against Nottingham Forest after just four minutes at Old Trafford.

Despite spending big on the likes of Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund, it has been another underwhelming start for Erik ten Hag's United.

During their first match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, they were lucky to come away with a narrow 1-0 win. Last weekend, they produced a dreadful performance as Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 in North London.

After last weekend’s poor showing against Spurs, Ten Hag would have been hoping for a much improved performance from his players against Forest, who are looking to build on their 2-1 win against Sheffield United.

With just two minutes on the clock, Old Trafford was stunned into silence as Taiwo Awoniyi scored after a brilliant counter attack, which started with a corner for United.

Just two minutes later, Forest doubled their lead thanks to defender Willy Boly, who headed in after a brilliant free-kick was played in by Morgan Gibbs White.

However, United’s defending was very questionable with midfielder Casemiro allowing Boly to head the ball in unchallenged.

It is an absolute nightmare start for Ten Hag in front of a packed Old Trafford.

Whilst speaking about the match on BBC’s Final Score, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha said: “How have Forest got a 2-0 lead inside 10 minutes at Old Trafford?

“We spoke earlier about runners off the ball causing danger for United and Forest have used them to score on the counter from United's very own attacking corner.”


Luckily for United, Christian Eriksen managed to drag his side back into the match as he made it 2-1 after 17 minutes.

As things stand, United will end the afternoon in 14th place with just three points from a possible nine. This is for sure not the start United fans wanted.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League

Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Football