The City Ground hosted the first leg of an EFL Cup semi-final last night between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. (Credit: James Scott)

Nottingham Forest fell to a 3-0 defeat last night against Manchester United, leaving Steve Cooper’s side with a hill to climb in the second leg next week.

Marcus Rashford kickstarted the dominant display with a fantastic run and finish just five minutes in, silencing the home crowd.

The atmosphere was jubilant until that opener, which gave Erik ten Hag’s side complete confidence to brush the Reds aside.

Forest did score during the first half, but Sam Surridge’s finish was deemed offside by a VAR check, leaving fans angry due to how close it was.

On Twitter, though, some fans completely understand the decision.

Despite understanding, the debate surrounding VAR continues with one fan feeling that the game is less enjoyable with the technology:

The result didn’t necessarily shock anyone due to United’s outstanding quality and form currently, but many fans were disappointed with the score-line.

One fan described it as “the most disappointing match this year.”

Another fan stated their belief that the game was lost in midfield.

Either way, Forest are having a decent season and have a lot to be proud of, and the result doesn’t seem to have kicked some fans to the ground.