Despite a relatively mediocre performance, which was only resolved a quarter of an hour into the second half, Manchester United ended up raising their head against Fulham (1-0), after losing four of their previous seven encounters, in all competitions. For a pioneering coach, Erik Ten Hag will have made very old school selections, with Maguire-Evans jointly not looking out of place at West Bromwich Albion.
But it was Bruno Fernandes’ talent that saved him with a shot from the edge of the penalty area (90+1), without Bernd Leno bearing responsibility. Under the pressure of defeats against Manchester City (0-3) and Newcastle (0-3) over the past eight days, Ten Hag ended up winning a game and very little time.
Rashford is absent, Manchester United’s attack is in need
After a very weak first half, without rhythm or quality, without chances either, in a very average first half, Scott McTominay (eighth) was removed from the goal due to offside from Maguire, who played the ball and intervened.
Other than that, it’s nothing but Fulham fans raising yellow banners in the 18th minute to complain about the 18% rise in ticket prices, and apart from the FA fans chanting “Attack, attack, attack”, in vain against the team. The Red Devils’ offensive lack, in the absence of Rashford, the victim of a blow to his knee during training, the day after the day Ten Hag was ruled. “unacceptable” His nightclub has a lost derby night outing.
The match became more lively after that, with Andre Onana making two saves in front of Harry Wilson (61) and Joao Baleña (62), and good activity from Alejandro Garnacho, but it took this final touch from Fernandez, after a very confusing behavior, to allow Tin. A hag for a relatively quiet weekend.