Man United player ratings vs Fulham: Alejandro Garnacho announces himself, Christian Eriksen pulls the strings

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Teen sensation Alejandro Garnacho stole Manchester United a 2-1 Premier League win at Fulham that the Red Devils’ overall performance hardly deserved.

Former United winger Dan James thought he had stolen a point, only for 18-year-old Garnacho to bag the winner in the third minute of added time.

Nick Purewal rates the United players...

David De Gea 9

Comfortably United’s best player, keeping the visitors in the fight with four crucial saves.

Tyrell Malacia 5

Struggled all day against Willian and Robinson

Victor Lindelof 5

Should have been digging out Malacia but instead only added to United’s troubles

Lisandro Martinez 6

Battled manfully to give the travelling men some shape from deep

Luke Shaw 6

Several telling balls in attack went unrewarded

Casemiro 5

United’s system asks too much of the former Real Madrid man

Christian Eriksen 8

Took his goal well and laid on the winner to atone for missing a sitter before half-time

Anthony Elanga 5

His wasted one-on-one with a tame effort summed up a limp day in London

Bruno Fernandes 6

Popped up regularly with trademark key passes but too light off the ball

Marcus Rashford 6

Struggled to find fluency or rhythm but grafted hard

Anthony Martial 5

Looks every inch a player struggling for form and allowing that to weigh him down still further


Scott McTominay (for Elanga, 55) 5

Sent into action to halt Fulham’s midfield dominance and could not carry out that job.

Alejandro Garnacho (for Martial, 72) 8

United’s biggest threat in an 18-minute cameo that entirely changed the game

Subs not used: Maguire, Fred, Bishop, Dubravka, Van De Beek