Fulham vs Man United Match Report (0-3): Pogba inspires United to fourth place
Fulham vs Man United Match Report (0-3): Pogba stars as United climb to fourth
Manchester United have moved up to fourth place for the first time since the opening match of the season with a convincing 3-0 win over Fulham at the Craven Cottage.
Prior to the match, Claudio Ranieri was vocal of his teams chances against the “New Manchester United” stating:
“We must be positive and have to fight,” Ranieri told reporters. “If we don’t fight and lose, you lose before you play.
Claudio: “We know where we are, we know it’s very tough and we need soldiers who fight until the end.” #FULMUN
— Fulham Football Club
“It’s not tragedy, it’s football. We used to fight. If the opponent is better, well done to them. I want to see my players fight until the end. My fans will be happy seeing the players fight for every ball.
“Sooner or later they [United] have to lose. Why not against us?”
While his team started brightly, keeping possession and dictating play in the early exchanges, it was Pogba who put the ball into the net with United’s first real opportunity. Receiving a ball from Martial, Pogba hit a left footed shot beyond Sergio Rico from a difficult angle to give United the lead fourteen (14) minutes in.
Less than ten minutes later, United countered and got their second. Martial received the ball from Jones in the United half and raced through, skipping a couple of Fulham players to slot the ball beyond the reach of Rico.
Second half: Fulham vs Man United Match Report
While Ranieri tried to limit the damage by bringing on Cyrus Christie for Andre Schurrle in the second half, United got their third howbeit from the spot. Mata was tripped by Le Marchand and the referee pointed to the spot.
Pogba dispatched the penalty to complete his brace and United ran home comfortable winners.
Despite starting without Barclays Player of the Month, the victory was never in doubt as the Red devils look ready to claim the fourth place spot.
Solkjaer explained Rashford’s omission stating:
“There are a couple of niggles, Rashford got a dead leg against Leicester. We don’t want to risk him.
“At the back, Victor is out, not really a concern, he should be okay for Tuesday.”
Rashford along with Martial and Pogba are probably playing the best football of their lives. A big message to PSG!
That is all on Fulham vs Man United Match Report.
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