Manchester United moved one step closer to ending their six-year trophy drought, after a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
United managed to do just that, and as they did 24 years ago, the Red Devils took a vital lead here inside the opening six minutes, Looking to score for the ninth time in 10 appearances, man of the moment Marcus Rashford ran from his own half and weaved his way between Joe Worrall and Remo Freuler, before firing past Wayne Hennessey at the near post.
And the visitors nearly killed the first leg of this Carabao Cup semi final much earlier than they eventually did, as Antony fired wide moments after the opening goal.
The return leg now appears a formality for the Red Devils, who will feel more than capable of defending a three-goal lead on home turf, given that they’ve not lost at Old Trafford in any competition since early September.
As for Forest, it will take an immense effort to even take this tie the full distance, with their last H2H away victory by three or more goals dating way back to the club’s legendary title-winning season of 1977-78.