As it happened: Frustrating evening as United share spoils with Fulham
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Edinson Cavani of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on May 18, 2021 in Manchester, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)


19:39a year ago

80' Fernandes comes close, but probably should have laid it off

It's close from Fernandes, as his shot is at Areola - but United don't look urged to grab the winner tonight.

This is worrying, with only eight days until United's Europa League final.

19:36a year ago

75' Goal for Fulham!

Well, it was coming. Joe Bryan finds the net after a lovely move from Fulham - VAR is having a look but it's nothing less than United deserve, as the header beats De Gea from close-range.

It's atrocious defending from the Reds - the likes of Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka lose their heads and United are punished for not killing the game off.

19:33a year ago

74' Greenwood misses an absolute sitter

Really, Mason Greenwood should be wheeling away in celebration. It's a lovely ball to play him through, but the inside-forward just can't find the net, after unnecessarily opening up his body.

The English youngster has struggled this evening.

19:26a year ago

67' United should be two in front now

Fernandes puts an absolute diamond of a cross into the box, but Greenwood mis-calculates the knock and can't turn it in.

It should be two, and you have to wonder whether United will come to rue these missed chances.

19:19a year ago

60' Carvalho comes very close

Carvalho almost beats the keeper, but De Gea saves well from an initial parry - but it's a further warning to United who have leaned ever so slightly off the gas since the interval.
19:10a year ago

51' McTominay fouled, booking for Lemina

It's a cracking run from Scott McTominay, but is tripped up by Lemina for Fulham. Who could blame him, given McTominay's record from long-range?

Fernandes' free-kick looks to have gone in from the angle on Sky Sports, but it's actually just past the post.

19:03a year ago

46' Second half is underway

The two sides are back out and underway for the second period!
18:49a year ago

HT: Manchester United 1-0 Fulham

436 days after Scott McTominay scored a thumping goal from long-range to see United's fans home for fourteen months, Edinson Cavani welcomed the supporters back in with a similarly brilliant finish.

The Red Devils lead Fulham by a goal, but they still have much to do to secure a victory in the second half.

18:47a year ago

45+2' Shaw comes close

The left-back drives forward and has a go from the edge of the area, but it's high and wide of the top corner.
18:44a year ago

43' Fernandes has a go - well-saved from Areola

A United corner into the box is - typically - cleared away at the first attempt, but Fernandes strikes it well on the second ball. However, it is straight down the throat of Areola in the Fulham goal.

A moment later, Fernandes sets up Pogba well in the box, but the Frenchman can't quite get there for the final shot.

18:38a year ago

38' Carvalho should score for Fulham

It's a lovely pass from Fulham to unlock the defence, but it's equally awful from Victor Lindelof to let Carvalho through on goal.

He should score, but the effort is straight down the throat of De Gea.

18:37a year ago

35' United struggling to put pressure on

Fulham have not been good at all, but United are gifting them all of their chances. Their biggest opportunity has been as a result of a mistake from David de Gea, but even then, the Spaniard was able to collect his original parry.

United have looked to add a second but their chances to do so have been minimal, with mistakes in the build-up most times. Cavani has been the most influential man in the final third by a comfortable margin.

18:27a year ago

25' Quite uneventful since the goal

It's been pretty unremarkable since the opening goal, as United have looked to consolidate their lead. 

Fernandes came close with a scorching hit from the edge of the box a moment ago, but other than that, the Reds haven't truly threatened to add a second as of yet.

18:16a year ago


IT'S EDINSON CAVANI! OF COURSE IT IS! Edinson Cavani nets United's first goal back with supporters, and what a goal it is.

Just moments after a penalty denial, Fernandes flicks it round the corner for Cavani, who lobs Areola from long range, sending Old Trafford into raptures.

18:07a year ago

5' Cagey first five minutes

It's been a pretty even start here at Old Trafford. Manchester United have enjoyed the majority of possession and have had a few ventures forward, but Paul Pogba is the only man to come close, after a header over the bar.

The Reds need a quick start to put any early jitters to bed.

18:00a year ago

1' We're underway!

And this evening's Premier League clash is underway!
17:57a year ago

The teams are out...

And it's getting very emotional at Old Trafford, with supporters back in stadiums for the first time in over a year.

Who's cutting onions?

17:05a year ago

Fulham: Team news

Starting XI: Areola, Ream, De Cordova-Reid, Adarabioyo, Cavaleiro, Lemina, Lookman, Reed, Bryan, Anguissa, Carvalho


17:04a year ago

Man Utd: Team news

Starting XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
13:37a year ago

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13:32a year ago

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13:27a year ago

Fulham: Predicted line-up

Areola; Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Carvalho, Reed, Anguissa, Cordova-Reed; Onomah, Cavaleiro; Maja
13:22a year ago

Man Utd: Predicted line-up

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani
13:17a year ago

Fulham: Team News

Midfielder Mario Lemina will be available for selection, having been ineligible to face parent club Southampton at the weekend.

However, neither Tom Cairney, nor Antonee Robinson, will be in contention.

13:12a year ago

Man Utd: Team News

Only Phil Jones and club captain Harry Maguire are confirmed to be absent for the Reds.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær could welcome back Daniel James and Anthony Martial, after both suffered pretty lengthy lay-offs with injury, but neither will be expected to play longer than half-an-hour at Old Trafford.

13:07a year ago

Fulham looking for an upset

The only thing Fulham are playing for now is to finish 18th in the Premier League. Scott Parker's side have enjoyed a pretty fluctuating season back in the top-flight, with some impressive performances, but they didn't really look capable of survival.

An upset over second-placed United would give them some serious capital going into the Championship next term.

13:02a year ago

United looking for recovery

Last week, Manchester United lost half as many games as they had all season. Their defeat to Liverpool on Thursday evening showed United are going nowhere fast, but could well be the biggest wake-up call required for the Red Devils.

Ahead of a Europa League final in two weeks, United will be looking to recover some of their previous momentum with victory against Fulham.

On a separate note, this will be the first time in fourteen months that the Reds will welcome supporters to Old Trafford, with 10,000 tickets being sold as part of the government's partial re-opening of sports venues.

12:57a year ago

How the land lies...

With both sides having little to play for, this is a dead rubber, with Manchester United's primary goal being to recover some momentum ahead of their Europa League final in a fortnight's time.

Fulham, having confirmed their Championship status for next season, will merely be attempting to force an upset in their final weeks of the campaign.

12:52a year ago

Kick-off time

Manchester United vs Fulham will be played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 18:00 BST.
12:47a year ago

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