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Casemiro misses unbelievable Manchester United chance to equalise against Nottingham Forest

Casemiro misses unbelievable Manchester United chance to equalise against Nottingham Forest

Man United are currently 2-1 down to Forest at Old Trafford in the Premier League

Manchester United are currently losing at Old Trafford to Nottingham Forest but Casemiro has missed a glorious chance to draw the Red Devils level - essentially missing an open goal.

Erik ten Hag's side are 2-1 down to Forest this afternoon in the Premier League after Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly saw the visitors race into a two-goal advantage, though Christian Eriksen has since halved the deficit for the hosts.

United entered the encounter with three points on the board and are aiming for their second win of the season, bouncing back from last weekend's disappointing loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

But the afternoon did not start well for Ten Hag's men when Awoniyi put the visitors ahead after just two minutes.

The visitors made things worse for United just two minutes later when defender Boly headed home from a set piece.

The hosts have since started to make a route back into the encounter, with Marcus Rashford teeing up Denmark international Eriksen to halve the deficit.

But United could be on level terms after midfielder Casemiro missed a glorious chance before the half hour mark.

Eriksen could have an assist to his name as well as a goal as he delivered a dangerous corner from the right flank into the Forest box and the ball ended up flashing past the face of goal.

Casemiro has missed a glorious chance to equalise for Man United against Nottingham Forest (

And Casemiro was on the spot at the back post just a few yards out, in an ideal position to apply the finishing touch and ensure United would be back on level terms.

But though getting a head to the ball, the Brazil international somehow managed to divert the ball just wide, rather than hit the target.

Casemiro and United will no doubt be hoping that miss did not prove costly, with United 2-1 down at half-time.

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Topics: Casemiro, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Premier League, Football