On Sunday afternoon, Manchester United will play Fulham at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
After overcoming Real Betis 1-0 away from home in midweek, United advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Marcus Rashford’s lone goal in the second leg helped the Reds easily win the match 5-1 overall.
The team of Erik ten Hag is currently the overwhelming favourite to take home that European title, and this season, the FA Cup is another opportunity to win a trophy. Due to their midtable position in the Premier League, Fulham prevents teams from moving on to the competition’s semifinals.
After securing promotion back to the top flight, Fulham have enjoyed a successful campaign, but they’ve lost both of their last two matches against Brentford and Arsenal, conceding three goals against each side. You rarely see an implosion like that in professional football. Willian and Mitrovic sent off, Marco Silva sent off, a penalty and a goal, all in the space of just a few minutes. Incredible.
Wan-Bissaka getting done at the far post again there. There was so much loft on that ball it is inexcusable he failed to cut it out.
Fulham look like a team who have not been abroad midweek. It has been a leggy first few minutes from United and they have barely had the ball to attempt to settle into any remote pattern. One issue United may encounter is the one player who stands out at retaining the ball is Martinez, who is too deep to do that for a sustainable period.
GOAL! Bruno scores 3-1 #mufc pic.twitter.com/BpEdlOdRAH
— UtdChronicle (@UtdChronicle) March 19, 2023