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Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-1 Fulham

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Manchester United are held at home by Fulham despite taking the lead through some Edinson Cavani brilliance.

Joe Bryan’s equaliser in the second half means United have only won one in their last five in the Premier League.

David de Gea: 7

The man who was given the greatest cheer by fans in the stadium as his name was read out. The fans remember how important the Spaniard has been for the club, as he was today. De Gea’s double save in the second half spared any United blushes.

Defence

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6

The full-backs improvement going forward is there for all to see as he is now getting into better positions on the right-wing and putting in crosses. However, the question marks over Wan-Bissaka’s defensive positioning will remain as he was caught out for Fulham’s equaliser.

Victor Lindelof: 5

Lindelof’s getting bullied defensively is becoming quite the worrying regular occurrence, especially with a final on the horizon. The Swede seems to be suffering the most in Harry Maguire’s absence.

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Axel Tuanzebe: 7

Tuanzebe seemed like the senior centre-back alongside Lindelof, he was dominant and the assuredness on the ball he lacked against Leicester was back. Tuanzebe has made a huge claim to start in the final.

Luke Shaw: 6

Complacency seems to be growing into Luke Shaw’s game. Fulham’s goal showed that as it was a half attempt at making a tackle. Overall he showed glimpses of why he is United’s player of the year according to his teammates but there was a lack of effort there.

Midfield

Scott McTominay: 7

Performances like that is why McTominay gets in the team consistently. He shows this drive to try and get his team forward. That drive manifested in a strong run that led to one of United’s best chances in the second half, a Bruno Fernandes free-kick.

Fred: 7

A better performance from Fred who has had his fair share of criticism lately. His passing was definitely more clean.

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Bruno Fernandes: 6

His influence on the game was constant but you’d hope for a little more quality from him, especially with the impact he’s had on the side since signing.

Attack

Paul Pogba: 6

The game passed the Frenchman by, it seemed every time he got the ball, it was lost within seconds.

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Edinson Cavani: 7

Man of the match for the goal alone. His impact weakened as the game drew on but from 40 yards out to attempt that, we can only take our hats off to him.

Mason Greenwood: 6

Looked threatening at times but drifted in and out of the game.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford: 5

Amad Diallo: 6

Donny van de Beek: n/a

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