Marcus Rashford scores tenth goal in ten games, while Wout Weghorst gets his first for Manchester United in easy Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest

    Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes all scored as Manchester United put them to within touching distance of the Carabao Cup final with an easy win over Nottingham Forest.

    The Red Devils travelled to the City Ground for the first meeting between the two sides in this season’s last four, and it proved to be a more straightforward night for the Red Devils than many would’ve thought.

    Rashford scored yet again for United

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    Rashford scored yet again for United

    The 25-year-old is in fine form

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    The 25-year-old is in fine form

    It didn’t take long for Rashford to make an impact, with the 25-year-old scoring his tenth goal in as many games for United.

    In the sixth minute of the game, the forward claimed possession inside his own half before charging towards the Forest defence.

    Rashford proceeded to dribble past Remo Freuler and Joe Worrall before firing past Wayne Hennessey at his near post.

    Speaking to talkSPORT, England legend Stuart Pearce was highly impressed with what he saw from the United man.

    He said: “That was a goal from a player that’s oozing confidence.

    “He’s picked the ball up on the halfway line, he’s driven down the line with it, he’s decided not to check back and play backwards like you see time and time again.

    United are in control of their Carabao Cup tie against Forest

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    United are in control of their Carabao Cup tie against Forest

    “He just kept running, Freuler comes towards him, Worrall comes towards him. He went between the two and ended up driving down that access where you think it’s going to be a big problem for Forest tonight. Great goal.”

    Forest thought they had found an equaliser through Sam Surridge after Rashford’s effort, but VAR ruled out his goal for offside.

    Weghorst then doubled United’s lead on the stroke of half-time, with the Dutchman scoring his first goal for the club as he fired into the roof of the net on the rebound.

    And Bruno Fernandes made it game, set and match in the latter stages with a powerful effort from inside the area.

    Weghorst gets his first goal for United on his third appearance for the club

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    Weghorst gets his first goal for United on his third appearance for the club

    Fernandes then made it 3-0 in the final stages of the match

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    Fernandes then made it 3-0 in the final stages of the match

    Despite their efforts, Forest could not find a response all game and will now have to Old Trafford next week for the second leg three goals down.

    The Carabao Cup final takes place on February 25, with United one step closer to returning to Wembley for the first time since 2020.

    Newcastle have the advantage against Southampton in the other semi-final tie thanks to their 1-0 win on Tuesday night at Saint Mary’s.

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