Boot Verhost finally scored his debut goal.
Manchester United defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the first leg of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) semi-finals in the 2022-23 season held at the City Ground in Nottingham, England on the 26th at 5:00 am (Korean time). With this victory, Manchester United had an advantage in advancing to the final.
Manchester United kneeled in the 21st round away from Arsenal in the English Premier League (EPL). The undefeated streak that followed before and after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar ended unfortunately, but there was no time to rest. Thirsty for the trophy, Manchester United rallied their lines and went on an expedition to Nottingham.
Coach Ten Hagh sent Verhost as a one-top scramble this time as well. It was the start for three consecutive matches following the Crystal Palace and Arsenal matches. Along with this, the attacking line was completed with Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandez, and Anthony shooting support from the second line.
It was a perfect victory. Manchester United took the lead in the 6th minute with Rashford’s first goal trying to break through from the half-line. The next main character was Verhost. Anthony’s shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Verhost pushed the second ball and shook the net.
Verhost, who scored an additional goal and a debut goal. In the remainder of the minute, United began to solidify with the introduction of Alejandro Garnacho, Fred, Facundo Pelestri and Anthony Elanga. Right before the end of the game, even Bruno shook the net and peaked. In the end, Manchester United took one step closer to the final by beating Nottingham.
After the game, coach Ten Haag praised Verhost, saying, “Verhost is a player with a good sense of scoring. I know his ability. 스포츠토토 Taking a rebound and scoring a goal is a real striker’s goal.” Verhost was also satisfied, saying, “I wanted to score his debut goal. I hope he will score more goals in the future.”
Manchester United, who had been away from the trophy after winning the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) and EFL Cup in the 2016-17 season. With the recruitment of Verhost, they gain momentum and try to win again. Manchester United will face Reading in the FA Cup fourth round (roof of 32) on the 29th and Nottingham in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on February 2nd.