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Fernandes’ terrific work late in the game secured a 1-0 victory for Manchester United against Fulham.

heir next fixture against West Bromich Albion at Old Trafford. empts had been easily repelled by Fulham’s rearguard and goalkeeper Onana. The remaining fixtures for the weekend will feature Fulham, with 12 points in 14th place. Criticism has been on the rise for Bruno Fernandes and his petulant performances, with Gary Neville and Roy Keane both suggesting he should relinquish his captaincy. Fernandes responded to these complaints by scoring an important goal when his team needed it the most.

The opening half of the game was relatively uneventful, apart from Scott McTominay’s unsuccessful attempt when Christian Eriksen’s free-kick was directed into the penalty area; VAR disallowed the goal due to Harry Maguire’s interference. At the same time, Fulham’s goalkeeper Andre Onana made a number of impressive saves that prevented their opponents from scoring. The threat of Fulham was limited, with their attack headed up by Bernardo Fernandes not causing too much trouble for Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno.

Willian of Fulham showed promise with an early shot and dangerous passes into the box, while Andre Onana of Manchester United was called upon to make a save off of Harry Wilson. There was a slight comic break when a stadium announcement noted that “Mr Bishop had left the stadium,” leading to chuckles from the crowd. The second half started slowly but was jump-started with Onana making two impressive saves within a single minute. First, he punched away a hard-hitting strike by Wilson and then chemical the ball onto the post to stop a try by Joao Palhinha.

Over the top of the net went Rodrigo Muniz’s chance soon after, as United’s back line seemed to be struggling. The match concluded in a 0-0 tie providing little reason for celebration by the away supporters, though they at least had the opportunity to cheer for Fernandes’ smart stop.

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