United were outplayed by Wolves on the opening weekend, though still won, but Tottenham ran out 2-0 winners last time out to leave Erik ten Hag with plenty of questions to answer.
Forest will know they have enough about them to spring a surprise at Old Trafford, having pushed Arsenal quite far in their first game before beating Sheffield United last time out.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man United vs Nottingham Forest is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
The match will take place at Old Trafford in Salford.
Where to watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be broadcast live due to the traditional Saturday 3pm blackout.
Man United vs Nottingham Forest team news
Man Utd XI: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot; Casemiro, Eriksen; Anthony, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
Subs: Henderson, Lindelof, Maguire, Sancho, Pellistri, McTominay, Fernandez, Gore, Garnacho
Nottingham Forest XI: Turner; Boly, Worrall, McKenna; Aurier, Danilo, Yates, Aina; Johnson, Gibbs-White; Awoniyi
Subs: Horvath, Williams, Kouyate, Wood, Niakhate, Elanga, Freuler, Montiel, Hwang
Man United vs Nottingham Forest prediction
Manchester United need to put in a performance in front of their fans and have more than enough quality to do so against this Nottingham Forest side.
Whether they do so, though, is another question. Erik ten Hag has enough about him to switch things up, which could see Jadon Sancho return in a ‘false nine’ role, and I expected United to get the job done.
Man United to win, 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester United wins: 52
Nottingham Forest wins: 33
Man United vs Nottingham Forest match odds
Manchester United win: 3/10
Nottingham Forest win: 9/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).