Following his team's comeback victory over Nottingham Forest on August 26 in the Premier League, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag praised the grit of his group.

Arsenal were held at home by Fulham as Everton's difficulties continued. Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United spearheaded a spectacular comeback and scored the winning goal in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Initially terrifying, but the team's character was excellent. We remained collected and cool. We played excellent football, stuck to our guns, executed our game plan, and scored three goals. "It was a fantastic comeback," Erik ten Hag told the BBC after the game.

United fell behind 2-0 in the opening four minutes of the game due to a lack of defensive effort.

We can't allow them [those goals] with all due respect to Forest. They were obvious red flags. It's bizarre, but this is how games sometimes happen. As I have stated, we maintained our composure.

On the day, United's boss was passionate on the sidelines, yelling at the players and demanding they retrieve the ball swiftly. Ten Hag stated that this game would be a season marker, something that would give United hope that they could overcome hardship.

"It is, without a doubt, a marker. We've seen how quickly this squad can recover. If you have such a start, you must overcome it. It's not easy, but congratulations to the squad," stated the manager.

Cristian Eriksen's touch on Marcus Rashford's cutback gave United the swift comeback they needed.

We can improve in certain areas - Erik Ten Hag

After Fernandes deflection header gave Casemiro the lead early in the second half, forest was forced to play the remainder of the game with 10 men after Joe Worrall was sent off in the 67th minute for tripping Fernandes outside the box. 

In the 75th minute, Danilo pushes Rashford to the ground; the referee points to the spot; and Fernandes maintains composure to convert the penalty.

 We possess the character. We can improve in certain areas, but this squad has the character to bounce back all the time," Ten Hag said.