With home advantage for the first leg, the onus could be on Steve Cooper’s side to take the game to United in their 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 count five triumphs on their record, with the Carabao Cup in 2017 still their most recent domestic honour.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight, Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
The match will take place at the City Ground.
Where to watch Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United team news
Nottingham Forest XI: Hennessey; Aurier, McKenna, Worrall, Lodi; Danilo, Freuler, Scarpa; Gibbs-White; Surridge, Johnson.
Subs: Smith, Cook, Mangala, Williams, Colback, Lingard, O’Brien, Boly, Dennis.
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Malacia; Eriksen, Casemiro; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.
Subs: Heaton, Varane, Williams, Fred, Mainoo, McTominay, Pellistri, Elanga, Garnacho.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United prediction
It being the first leg of a semi-final tie, Erik ten Hag may go a bit more cautious with the confidence of taking the tie back to Old Trafford on level terms. The City Ground will be rocking, though.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
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
Man United wins: 49
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United match odds
Nottingham Forest: 9/2
Man United: 6/10
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).