Manchester United will lock horns with Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup 2023-24 fifth round at the City Ground in Nottinghamshire, England. 

The Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United FA Cup 2023-24 match will start at 1:15 AM on Thursday, February 29.

Under manager Erik ten Hag, Manchester United beat EFL League One side Wigan Athletic 2-0 and later pipped EFL League Two outfit Newport County 4-2 to reach the FA Cup fifth round this season.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils will aim to bounce back after suffering a 1-2 defeat against Fulham in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Defender Calvin Bassey netted the opening goal for Fulham in the 65th minute before Harry Maguire equalised for United in the 89th minute.

Alex Iwobi later scored a dramatic 97th-minute winner as United succumbed to their 10th defeat in the league.

On the other hand, Nottingham Forest required replays to defeat League One outfit Blackpool and Championship side Bristol City in the previous two rounds to set-up a mouth-watering clash with United.

Led by manager Nuno Espírito Santo, Forest have struggled in the Premier League this season.

Having registered just six wins in 26 matches, the Tricky Trees are languishing 17th in the Premier League 2023-24 standings with 24 points.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s men will also look to return to winning ways after they lost 2-4 to Aston Villa away from home in the Premier League last weekend.

With a win, United will reach the FA quarter-final for a record 48th time while Forest will advance to the last eight for the second time in the last three seasons.

Interestingly, United are one of the most successful teams in the FA Cup history, having won the title on 12 occasions. Forest have claimed the trophy twice.

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United head-to-head

Manchester United have a superior head-to-head record against Nottingham Forest across competitions, winning 53 of the 111 matches that they have played so far. Nottingham Forest have secured 34 victories, while as many as 24 matches have ended in draws.

The last time these two sides met, Nottingham Forest beat Manchester United 2-1 in a Premier League 2023-24 clash at the City Ground

Where to watch Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United FA Cup 2023-24 match live in India 

The Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United FA Cup 2023-24 fifth round will be telecast live on Sony Sports Ten 1 SD and HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United FA Cup match will be available on the SonyLIV app and website in India.

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