Fulham put up a real fight as Manchester United won 2-1 at Craven Cottage.
The game took a super second goal from Paul Pogba to win it after Fulham had taken an early lead.
It was a match which showed United have title winning credentials. We are only halfway through the season.
Not all of United’s players shone during the game, which made the contributions from those who did perform, even more important.
Here is a look at United’s best players against Fulham…
There is only one place to start and that is with Paul Pogba after another game changing performance.
Pogba’s second half strike turned the game in United’s favour and it was one of his best for the club.
The Frenchman had 99 touches in total, more than any midfielder on the pitch. He made four tackles, and three interceptions, also highest of any United player.
It is also worth noting that even with the early goal United conceded, Pogba was the closest player to chasing down Ademola Lookman, such was his work rate at both ends of the pitch.
In the 94th minute inside his own penalty box Pogba made a crucial late tackle to end a Fulham attack and snuff out the home side’s last bit of pressure before passing the ball upfield.
With the way Cavani buzzes around in attack, you would not think he turns 34 next month.
His work rate is outstanding and set the tone for United’s fightback after going a goal down.
The only complaint is that United are unable to supply Cavani with enough goalscoring chances. He had just two shots, scoring from one of them.
What Cavani did do was manage to occupy Fulham’s back three almost single-handedly. He made it an uncomfortable night for the home team and ensured they could not switch off, in or out of possession.
Shaw’s impressive run of form continued at Craven Cottage as he helped United rally back to win 2-1.
Shaw managed 104 touches of the ball, creating two chances in the process.
This was a night where all of United’s defenders had their moments, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka making a vital late tackle, making up for playing Ademola Lookman onside for the Fulham opener.
It was Shaw’s display which was the most encouraging, with Fulham rarely having any joy down his flank after the early goal.
Bruno Fernandes was unfortunate not to make our three, after a bright start which got United back into the game, but he faded in the second half, while Shaw got better.
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