Manchester United hosted Fulham and you’d expect an easy path to 3 points for the former. It’s not being that easy with the Jose Mourinho led United team with a run of 3 straight draws in the league. A top four finish is definitely out of reach at this point and rightly so. The draw against Arsenal midweek was a fair result but a win in this tie against the Cottagers was the perfect way to ease tension before the Liverpool game next weekend.
I must add that anytime I see Fulham and Manchester United in the same line or sentence it brings bad memories of what I would describe as Paul Scholes’ worst performance in a United shirt. The Red Devils were beaten 3 nil at Craven Cottage by the Whites with goals from Danny Murphy, Bobby Zamora and Damien Duff but Paul Scholes was awful in that game. I won’t throw in the excuse of having Michael Carrick and Ritchie De Laet play as center backs on the day.
So I decided to catch the game at a joint all by myself, I needed to reflect on a whole lot of things. I must say a big thank you to my Gee Ash, always bullying me for good reasons. No vex say I cast you (lol).
My boy Diogo Dalot started this one and I was not surprised to also see Romelu Lukaku start this tie. I mean if Dalot crosses wouldn’t it be nice to have a big man upfront to connect with the balls floated into the opponents box ? What do I know. Lukaku has been shadow of himself lately, a goal could do his confidence a whole lot of good, so they say.
Fulham by no means are the smaller side in this tie forget how much they spent in the summer but they sure would have thought if Brighton could beat Man United or Southampton could dominate and play out a 2-2 draw with the Red Devils, then they sure had a chance to leave Old Trafford with something.
It took United 13 minutes to go ahead with Ashley Young who had just returned to the starting line-up blasting the ball past Rico Sergio in goal for Fulham. Juan Mata doubled the lead in the 28th minute before Romelu Lukaku wrapped up the Red Devil’s dominance of the first half with a 42nd minute goal and his first home goal since March.
Half time scores 3:0 in favour of Manchester United.
The second half wasn’t as exciting as the first. Fulham however pulled a goal back from the penalty spot to ensure David De Gea in goal for the Red Devils didn’t leave the pitch with a clean sheet. Aboubakar Kamara was the scorer for Fulham.
Marcus Rashford scored a fourth for Man Utd to end the game at 4:1 and push United up to 6th position.
I would gladly name Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford as my player of the match. He scored a goal and weighed in with 2 assists.
Up next for my darling United team is a trip to Spain to face Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday 12th of December, 2018 before the game against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday 16th December, 2018.
Thanks for your time guys and do have a fabulous week ahead. BLESS !!!