Calvin Bassey believes Fulham 'wanted it more' than Manchester United in dramatic win

Calvin Bassey believes Fulham 'wanted it more' than Manchester United in dramatic win

Calvin Bassey claimed Fulham “wanted it more” after his goal helped them stun Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Bassey netted the opener and his Nigeria team-mate Alex Iwobi scored a sensational 97th-minute winner as Fulham beat United away from home for the first time in 21 years.

Victory served as redemption of a sort for Fulham, who led United at Old Trafford in last season’s FA Cup quarter-final, before Willian, Aleksandar Mitrovic and manager Marco Silva were all sent off and the Cottagers were eventually beaten 3-1.

“I don’t think you can just come here and overrun them — you can see the quality of the players they have”, Bassey said after Saturday’s surprise win.

“They have got top players and a top manager and players that can have an effect off the bench. But we were just at it more and I felt we wanted it more today. That showed in the way we played.

“Of course, we had belief. It was just the details and making sure we got the details right. It worked out for us, thank God.

“Even if we are not good on the ball, the minimum we can do is work as hard as the team we are playing, or more. That is our foundation, and I think we have done that well throughout the season.”

Match-winner Iwobi was similarly delighted after sealing Fulham’s victory on his first start since returning from Nigeria’s run to the Africa Cup of Nations final.

“I’m over the moon to come back into the team and get a win at Old Trafford, there’s no better feeling”, he said.

“We feel like we’ve been performing well recently — it’s just about getting the results. To do it at Old Trafford, hopefully we can kick on from this performance.”