We asked you for your thoughts on Wednesday’s FA Cup tie between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United.
Here are some of your comments:
Doug: Yet another game where we had chances to win. Yet another game where the lack of concentration cost us a goal against a side that we could’ve beaten. Our defending is very poor in set-piece situations. We must do better if we have any chance of staying up this season.
Sean: It’s never good to lose any game of football but we played really well against a stuttering Manchester United. If we hit any of those second half shots either side of Andre Onana, instead of straight at him, then we score and it’s a different game. The goal is another advertisement for how inconsistent VAR is currently, but there’s no solving that.
John: I thought we were positive, organised and played some good football, but we’re still not sharp enough to make the most of what we’re creating. It’s a shame to lose but no points at stake. Lots of positives and I’m glad we avoided extra-time with Liverpool coming on Saturday.
Scott: A familiar story. Just not clinical enough and Taiwo Awoniyi looks like he’s struggling for fitness. We should have created more down the wings. Focus on survival now.
Charlie: This is one of the worst United teams that I have seen in the last 50 years. They are so slow out of defence and just want to play across the pitch. The tactics are totally wrong and the players are not allowed to compete as they should. We have a winger who only has a left foot. Rashford is not a centre-forward. The team plays with continental tactics.
Peter: Very average again with few indications of improvements since the Fulham match. I just don’t know why Erik ten Hag still plays Rashford, he does not deserve his place in the team anymore. With Manchester City and Liverpool coming up, heaven help us on current form.
Mike: Very poor and ineffective forward play. Simple chances missed. Antony needs to be replaced, the same as Sancho. The defence and midfield lack the necessary energy and pace. Even with the return of the injured players, this team is unlikely to win anything and they will not qualify for the Champions League.
Simon: I feel Marcus Rashford’s day has come and gone. He is no longer the forward we need. Although the passing throughout the United team was clumsy, the will and passion to succeed is clearly visible. Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick to find Casemiro was brilliant. It illustrated the high quality skill that United possess.