Man United to face Liverpool in FA Cup after late winner

In a thrilling FA Cup encounter, Manchester United secured a dramatic 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, courtesy of Casemiro’s 89th-minute header. The result propels United into the quarter-finals, where they are set to face arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The match showcased intense action from start to finish, with both teams displaying moments of attacking prowess and defensive resilience. Notable events included Antony’s shot hitting the bar early in the game, Rashford’s penalty appeal, and ultimately, Casemiro’s decisive goal in the dying minutes.

Here’s a breakdown of the key statistics from the match:

Statistic Nottingham Forest Manchester United
Shots 16 20
Shots on target 5 7
Possession 39% 61%
Passes 322 514
Pass accuracy 82% 88%
Fouls 7 7
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0
Offsides 3 1
Corners 5 5

Nuno Espirito Santo had this to say after the game: “We played good today. We defended well. We were organized. We fought. Something that didn’t happen before. We have to be more clinical in front of goal.”

Erik ten Hag to BBC: “It’s the best time to score at the end. We scored in the right moment… Fantastic games coming up. This team, what they showed today, that’s great. They have to show it every game.”

Victor Lindelof after the game said: “Casemiro is very good at the timing of everything. He’s a clever player… We have a nice couple of games coming up. We have to focus one game at a time.”

Andre Onana also spoke to the BBC after United’s win: “It was an important game for us to win. I’m happy. We worked hard and this was our reward… It was a difficult game against a good opponent.”

While some fans expressed disappointment in United’s performance, others highlighted the importance of the win, emphasizing the team’s resilience.

Stuart L a Manchester United fan aired out his views: “Just counting down the games to the summer holiday… Maybe next year will be better.”

Kevin F another Man United fan commented: “My god that was AWFUL No other words…”

The late drama in the FA Cup tie between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest showcased the unpredictability and excitement of football. While United fans celebrate their team’s progression, there are mixed sentiments regarding the overall performance. With the upcoming showdown against Liverpool, anticipation is building for another memorable chapter in this historic rivalry.

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