Manchester United Set New FA Cup Record After Beating Nottingham Forest to Reach Quarters

Manchester United Set New FA Cup Record After Beating Nottingham Forest to Reach Quarters

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 29, 2024 at 6:23 AM
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  • Manchester United edged Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the FA Cup quarters
  • The Red Devils' qualification saw them ink their names in the history books of the tournament
  • Casemiro was a hero for the Red Devils after the Brazilian netted the winner in the 89th minute

Manchester United have set a new record in the FA Cup, after seeing off Nottingham Forest in the fifth round of the tournament to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The Red Devils suffered an embarrassing defeat against Fulham last weekend and were hoping to return to winning ways when they faced Forest at City Ground on Wednesday night.

United were far from their best during the cracker, but still scraped a slim win to sail through.

Casemiro of Manchester United celebrates with Diogo Dalot and Amad Diallo during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match. Photo by Marc Atkins.
Casemiro of Manchester United celebrates with Diogo Dalot and Amad Diallo during the Emirates FA Cup fifth round match against Nottingham Forest. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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The visitors struggled to create any meaningful chances upfront, with Nuno Espirito Santo's men proving a hard nut to crack.

But with just a minute left on the clock, Casemiro stepped up to score the winner to send his side to the last eight.

According to SPORTbible, United's win in the tie saw them ink their name in history books as they became the first team to reach the quarter-finals the most times (48).

The Old Trafford dwellers were previously tied with Everton on 47 quarter-final qualifications.

Who will Man United play in FA Cup quarters?

Meanwhile, the Red Devils' qualification for the last eight earned them a crunch date against Premier League rivals, Liverpool, in the next stage of the tournament.

In a draw conducted on Wednesday night, Erik ten Hag's charges were pooled with the Reds, who sealed their qualification after beating Southampton 3-0.

The BBC reports that Chelsea will be coming up against Championship side, Leicester City, in the last eight, with Manchester City set to battle EPL rivals, Newcastle.

Wolves and Coventry are the other two teams left in the competition and will face off in the other last eight fixtures.

Onana produces FA Cup masterclass

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Andre Onana playing a starring role during United's FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest.

The Cameroonian goalkeeper secured his 11th clean sheet of the season during the match as the Red Devils moved ahead.

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