United close in on League Cup final
MANCHESTER, England (AP):
Manchester United's Premier League title hopes may be fading, but a first final under Erik ten Hag is now in sight.
A 3-0 away win in the first leg of the League Cup semifinals against Nottingham Forest yesterday put United in control ahead of the return fixture at Old Trafford next week.
Goals from Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes at the City Ground went toward easing the disappointment of the late 3-2 loss to Arsenal on Sunday, which dented United's challenge at the top of the league.
Ten Hag has moved a step closer to the club's first silverware in six years.
"We have to play one game, we have to do the same," Ten Hag said. "We have to prepare, make good game plan and the players have to be focused."