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Fernandes Gets 9, Sabitzer With 8 | Manchester United Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Fulham

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Manchester United welcomed Fulham at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarterfinals earlier this evening as they hoped to secure a positive result at home. The Red Devils made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Aleksandar Mitrovic finally broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 50th minute. However, both Mitrovic and Willian was sent off by the referee in the 72nd minute. Man United made their numerical advantage count and scored three goals in the final quarter of the match thanks to a brace from Bruno Fernandes and a goal from Marcel Sabitzer. The contest ended with Erik ten Hag’s men earning a 3-1 win in front of their home fans.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player performed during the match against Fulham.

GK: David de Gea – 7.5/10

The Spanish keeper made a few decent saves at the back and did well to restrict the opposition to just one goal.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.5/10

He had some bright moments at both ends of the field and made a couple of bright runs with the ball.

CB: Harry Maguire – 7/10

Maguire gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch but won’t be happy after allowing a goal early in the second half.

CB: Lisandro Martinez – 6.5/10

The Argentine defender performed his defensive duties well and was a good presence on the ball.

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Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (L) celebrates with Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Antony (R) after scoring their third goal during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on March 19, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Luke Shaw – 7/10

Shaw performed his defensive duties well and engineered one good opportunity from the left flank. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Scott McTominay – 6/10

He cleared his lines when required but could last only 57 minutes.

CM: Marcel Sabitzer – 8/10

Sabitzer earned the ball back twice for his team and scored a good goal in the 77th minute.

RW: Jadon Sancho – 7/10

He was a constant menace in the final third but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.

CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 9/10

The Portugal international was a real handful for the Fulham defenders and scored twice late in the game to help his team secure the win in the FA Cup.

LW: Marcus Rashford – 6.5/10

He showed a few glimpses of what he can do but never looked like he would score.

ST: Wout Weghorst – 7.5/10

Weghorst worked hard for his team on the attacking end of the field but there was no goal for him.


RW: Antony – 7/10

He was a threat in the final third.

CM: Fred – N/A

Fred didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

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