Alejandro Garnacho comes off the bench to win it late for Manchester United securing a huge three points as the league pauses for the World Cup.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring registering his first goal for the club finishing off a neat move. In the second half, as united dropped off in terms of intensity, Fulham gained greater control. It was the familiar faces of Andreas Pereira and Daniel James causing problems with the Welshman equalising for the cottagers. United looked to lack ideas about getting back into the game but it was 18-year-old Garnacho who once again sparked the game back to life. His relentlessness going forward earned him a goal and United’s emphatic winner.
Here’s how each player performed along with a rating out of 10:
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David de Gea: 7
A busier evening than De Gea would’ve wanted but barring the goal conceded some of his reaction saves were superb
Tyrell Malacia: 4
You have to cut the Dutchman a little bit of slack considering he was playing out of position but his rating reflects the fact that he made made an aging Willian appear like he’s in his prime.
Lisandro Martinez: 5
The Butcher lacked some of the aggression we’ve seen from him in his debut season at United. He was also dragged out of position a number of times.
Victor Lindelof: 5
Lindelof had some decent moments but ultimately sloppiness plagued his afternoon at Craven Cottage.
Luke Shaw: 5
A lapse in concentration led to Fulham’s goal. Fulham’s began with goalscorer Daniel James level with Shaw, but at the vital moment, James got ahead and scored the goal.
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Casemiro was very sloppy at times, but like a number of others, considering the taxing schedule fatigue of thought as well as the body played a big part.
Christian Eriksen: 7
The Danish playmaker scored the goal put United ahead. Eriksen also had the chance to double United’s lead but unfortunately fluffed his lines. A goal and an assist for the winner is no bad outing.
Bruno Fernandes: 6
Brought some much-needed energy back in the side and contributed with the assist. However, his influence on the game petered out.
Marcus Rashford: 5
Rashford did most of his best work in the first half when United were in the ascendancy. United did take their foot off the gas in the second half and as did Rashford.Embed from Getty Images
Anthony Martial: 5
A slightly disappointing performance from Martial. Took up a lot of good positions but just didn’t get his goal.
Anthony Elanga: 3
The right-hand side was very weak and Elanga would have had the responsibility to mitigate that the best he could. He was anonymous for large spells.
Alejandro Garnacho: 6
Scott Mctominay: 6