An Edinson Cavani wonder strike was not enough to earn Manchester United three points as they laboured to a 1-1 draw against already relegated Fulham.
15 minutes in the 10,000 lucky United fans packed inside Old Trafford erupted when Cavani scored an outrageous 40-yard lob to open the scoring. Replays suggested that the striker might have been offside, but there could no taking away from the finish.
Bruno Fernandes – who was involved in the build-up for the opener – then went close to doubling their lead with a pair of fierce long range shots, while Fabio Carvalho spurned a great chance for Fulham before half time.
United continued to dominate possession in the second half but failed to kill the game off, with David de Gea forced into a good save to deny Ademola Lookman at the near post. United did not learn their lesson from this scare, with Bobby Decordova-Reid crossing for Joe Bryan to equalise with 14 minutes of time to play.
Here are your player ratings for both sides from Old Trafford…
David de Gea (GK) – 7/10 – Got out well to close the angle for Carvalho in the first half. Then saved again superbly from Lookman. Nothing he could do about the goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – 6/10 – Once again showed how much he has improved going forward. Played Decordova-Reid onside for the equaliser and then got sucked in as Bryan finished behind him.
Victor Lindelof (CB) – 6/10 – His loose defending allowed Carvalho a clear sight of goal in the first half.
Axel Tuanzebe (CB) – 7/10 – Staked a claim for a place in the Europa League final XI should Harry Maguire miss out with a fine display.
Luke Shaw (LB) – 6/10 – Steady but did not provide too much in the final third due to his inaccurate crossing.
Scott McTominay (CM) – 7/10 – Did some important defensive covering and was close to flawless in possession.
Fred (CM) – 6/10 – Switched the play effectively on several occasions. Neat and tidy but also very safe.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) – 7/10 – Spritely throughout. He threatened with shots from distance and was his usual creative self.
Mason Greenwood (RW) – 6/10 – Efficient in possession. Did not have too many chances though, and when he did he could not find the back of the net.
Edinson Cavani (ST) – 8/10 – Moments like that are what football is about. What. A. Strike. United needn’t bother going after Harry Kane if Cavani can keep this up next season.
Paul Pogba (LW) – 6/10 – Always involved in the final third. Committed quite a few fouls.
Marcus Rashford – 7/10 – Caused Fulham one or two problems.
Amad Diallo – N/A
Alphonse Areola (GK) – 7/10 – Caught out by Cavani but recovered by making a few top saves.
Mario Lemina (RB) – 8/10 – Moved into midfield after Reed’s injury and was typically industrious. Provided his side with such much-needed bite as well.
Tosin Adarabioyo (CB) – 7/10 – Solid. One of the Cottagers who should have no shortage of Premier League suitors in the summer.
Tim Ream (CB) – 7/10 – A bit untidy in possession but he was well positioned for most of the game.
Joe Bryan (LB) – 8/10 – Put in a committed shift, completing three tackles. Also grabbed the equaliser.
Bobby Decordova-Reid (RM) – 7/10 – Got a stunning assist for the goal, staying onside brilliantly and crossing straight to Bryan.
Andre Zambo Anguissa (CM) – 8/10 – Fulham’s best performer. He put in an all-round midfield display and will likely be poached by a Premier League club in the summer.
Harrison Reed (CM) – 6/10 – Forced off in the first half with an injury.
Ademola Lookman (LM) – 7/10 – Went mighty close to grabbing an equaliser just after the break. Full of energy.
Fabio Carvalho (ST) – 5/10 – Missed a big, big chance to equalise in the first half. Enthusiastic but lacked a killer edge at times.
Ivan Cavaleiro (ST) – 5/10 – Managed to sneak in behind the United defence on a few occasions. Fairly withdrawn for the most part, though.
Joachim Andersen – 7/10 – Steady after coming on midway through the first half.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6/10 – Offered little after coming on.