Fulham posts cheeky tweet mocking Man Utd while Bruno Fernandes fumes at referee – Fan Banter


Fulham posts cheeky tweet mocking Man Utd while Bruno Fernandes fumes at referee following the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham earned their first Premier League win at Man Utd in 21 years with Calvin Bassey opening the scoring before Harry Maguire netted a leveller in the 89th minute, only for Alex Iwobi to net a 97th-minute winner to leave Man Utd eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

The win for Marco Silva’s side earned them their first away win against Manchester United in all competitions since October 2003, ending a run of 16 visits without a win (D2 L14).

Fulham manager Marco Silva, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “It is a big win for us. For sure, a great feeling for our fans, who were loud from the first to the last whistle.

“The players deserved it, clearly the best team won the game.

“We were the team which played better, created more chances and had more control of the game.

“It is a fantastic feeling for us to come here and win against a side in a good run of form. We knew we would have to play at a high level and that’s what we did.

“They had two or three moments as well, they are a quality team but we controlled it very well. I’m pleased how we played at the start of the second half.

“After we scored we knew there would be a reaction. We tried to play offside for their goal but there was not the synchronisation we wanted and as they pushed, we showed the mentality which we had missed in other away games. It was a great counter and a great finish.

“The players deserve great credit because they understood the plan and executed the plan. It was an open game, we don’t change away or at home. This is our way.”

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire: “Overall on the balance of play we didn’t do enough in the first 60 minutes or so, we started the game not great.

“The first half was pretty even, but when you’re not playing at your best you have to do the basics right and set pieces is part of that.

“We knew they would cause us a threat from those areas and they’ve scored early in the second from what we knew – so that’s disappointing on that aspect.

“To be a goal behind, I thought our reaction was brilliant especially in the last 30 minutes and when we equalised probably only one team going to win it.

“We were probably naive in the end by throwing too many bodies forward and getting done on the counter attack.

“We’ve been on a good run of form and came into the game we were confident.”

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire on how his team were affected by Rasmus Hojlund’s absence: “We got hit by the injury to Rasmus, who has been big focal point for us but it is up to us to find the solutions and the areas we need to improve on.

“He has been our focal point, we can play into him, he holds it up, he starts the press really well, not only that but Marcus has been playing really well on the left.

“It’s the story of our season, we’ve been injury hit – as other teams have – and we need to find a solution quick.”

Fulham matchwinner Alex Iwobi: “I’m over the moon right now to come back into the team and get the win here – there is no better feeling.

“We feel we performed really well and have been performing really well recently, it is just about getting the results.”

Did you feel the opportunity had gone when Manchester United equalised? “Nah, because we always had the ability to create chances, we had so many in the final third, it was just about taking them and luckily I was able to take mine at the end.”

On Adama Traore’s influence in setting up the winner: “We all know he can drive us up the pitch and he’s a threat. As soon as he has the ball it is head down for me, sprint towards the goal and he was able to find me.

“I took the touch inside I feel the keeper thought I would wrap it far corner, but I gave him the eyes and put it inside near post.”

On what the win will do for Fulham: “This will give us a world of confidence and hopefully kick on. Everyone’s emotion is high and we will have to dust down, but it is a confidence boost.

“It’s a win for the memory bank.”

Twitter users reacted after Fulham posts a cheeky tweet mocking Man Utd while Bruno Fernandes fumes at the referee…

@Joel_H5: What a win!!!! So, so good man. And not to crumble late on for once. Absolutely massive for the mentality of the team too. Ahah I’m buzzing!!!!!!

@the_nomad_post: The audacity. 😂 It’s no longer the Fortress. Old Trafford is done.

@Lavender_901: Fulham’s admin isn’t taking any prisoners today 😂😂😂

@Machi_law: At this point I’m convinced we could sign Dele Ali and Marco Silva would turn him into prime Zidane #ffc

@benshearing: He [Michael Oliver] kept United in it. Failed to send Maguire off in the first half who went on to score the equaliser. Fernandes should have been shown a second yellow for dissent for this but the big club bias stops that from happening. Deserved win for Fulham. #ffc

@FulhamTransfer: So why’s he not been shown a 2nd yellow for dissent then?

@agbnufc_: Has to be one of the worst club captains in football history. Has all the exact opposite attributes of a captain.

@RLNESS33: Michael Oliver’s fault Man Utd made Adama Traore look like prime Messi 🤣🤣🤣🤣

@scott_tanfield: Been a little harsh on Traore over his lengthy injury cough, cough* but clear as day his pace made that second goal. Something we’ve missed for a while in that side #ffc

@Crookeey: When do we ever win these games. Should be 3-0 up 1st half – go 1-0 up miss more chances to extend lead. Still control the match but know in your bones they will score. They do. We normally lose at the death. Today we didn’t. We won. In the 97th min. We won. Love my boys #FFC

@ABronsSmith: Some performance by Fulham today. More than deserved the three points from that performance. Midfield were excellent without Palhinha today. Iwobi, Reed, Lukic, AP ‘s pressing was sensational. Shoutout to Adama, his pace made the 2nd goal happen. Iwobi = Baller 👑

@Lol_Fandango: How the f, does Silva and team keep doing it. Great mentality and resilience just when we thought this game maybe too much especially with Paulinha out. Players coming back strengthened squad. Delighted for our #NigerianWhites #FFC

@FFC_Ibz: Adama Traore was brought on exactly for that type of impact… Iwobi and Bassey back and effective. Al 3 recruited this summer. And all 3 missing for 7 weeks. #FFC #Fulhamfc #MUNFUL

@Wuchereria1: And that is why I am a Fulham supporter, Manchester United 1 – 2 Fulham. Best performance of the year by far and very well deserved win. Happy, Happy evening. @JamieDReid @FulhamFC #ffc #coyw

@nasmithsonian: Yeehaa @FulhamFC. A fantastic result. Our men #Bassey and #Iwobi get on the scoresheet. Welcome back! Thoroughly delighted. At last a win against MU and an away one at that. #COYW #FFC





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