With home advantage going into the first leg, it could fall to Steve Cooper to win the game against United in his first appearance at this stage of the competition since falling to the Red Devils in the 1992 final.
Forest have plenty of history in a trophy they have won four times, but United can boast five triumphs to their name, with the Carabao Cup in 2017 remaining their last domestic honour.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United is scheduled to kick off at 8pm GMT tonight, Wednesday 25th January 2023.
The match will take place at the City Ground.
Where to watch Nottingham Forest v Manchester United
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football, with coverage starting at 7 p.m.
Direct: Fans can also watch the match live online via the Sky go app.
Live Blog: You can follow all the matchday action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Team News
Ryan Yates is doubtful with illness but otherwise there are no new injuries for Forest. Loanee Chris Wood could continue up front for Forest after joining in response to Taiwo Awoniyi’s injury.
Danilo is another recent addition hoping to be included after his debut on the bench at the weekend. Dean Henderson is both injured and ineligible, so Wayne Hennessey will continue in goal.
The visitors will once again be without Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Jadon Sancho as confirmed by Erik ten Hag. Tom Heaton and new signing Jack Butland go head-to-head to start in goal.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Prediction
When it comes to the first leg of a semi-final, Erik ten Hag might be a bit more cautious with the confidence to bring the draw at Old Trafford level. The City Ground will switch though.
A 1-1 draw.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
United’s 3-0 win over Forest at Old Trafford last month was their first meeting since the turn of the century.
Nottingham Forest wins: 33
Manchester United win: 49
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United odds
Nottingham Forest: 9/2
Manchester United: 6/10
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).