Manchester United stages a remarkable comeback to secure a dramatic victory against Nottingham Forest

Manchester United orchestrated a remarkable comeback from a 2-0 deficit to secure a thrilling victory against Nottingham Forest.

As they entered the recent rounds of fixtures, both Manchester United and Nottingham Forest were tied with three points each from their initial two matches. Manchester United sought to put behind their disappointing 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, while Nottingham Forest aimed to build on their triumph over Sheffield United.

In a packed Old Trafford stadium, it was Nottingham Forest who struck first, with Taiwo Awoniyi finding the net a mere two minutes into the game.

A couple of minutes later, Forest were 2-0 up thanks to Willy Bolyโ€™s header.

Christian Eriksen dragged United back into the match with 17 minutes on the clock and Casemiro completed the comeback by making it 2-2 at the start of the second half.

With 66 minutes on the clock, the momentum completely changed as Forest captain Joe Worrall was sent off for dragging Bruno Fernandes down.

The Red Devils were then awarded a penalty in the 75th minute after Marcus Rashford was fouled inside the box by Danilo.

United captain Fernandes stepped up and dispatched the penalty to send Old Trafford into pandemonium.

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However, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown claimed that Rashford dived for the penalty.

He told BBCโ€™s Final Score: โ€œFor me there is no way that is a penalty. In the wake of hearing Mike Dean speak in the week about refs not reporting things, it makes you ask how did VAR miss that?

โ€œIt was a clear dive.โ€

For the remainder of the match, United took control of the possession as they managed to hold on for a much-needed victory.

On the back of the win, United moved up to fifth place whilst Forest are in 13th. United will be up against Arsenal next weekend and Forest face another tough test in the shape of Chelsea.

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