United will play at away in the first leg.
The semi-finals will take place on the week starting January 23 with the second leg during the week beginning January 30.
Probably the best possible draw. Henderson will be suspended too. Forest manager Cooper addressed this absence in his post-match interview in the Nottingham Post:
It is frustrating, after seeing the night he has had. He was excellent in the penalty shootout, but he was more than good in the game.
He’s part of our group. He is so invested in the group and how we work, what we’re trying to accelerate, in terms of what we want to become – because it is acceleration, with a new group having been put together. And to do that, you need a really good goalkeeper.
Not only is he committing as a goalkeeper, he is really buying into being in the city and the greater good of the club. It has put a dampener on it for me tonight.
Newcastle over two legs would’ve been tiring. A one-off final against them would be far better.