Manchester United 3-0 Fulham: 5 men who were brilliant for Solskjaer | Premier League 2018-19
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United are showing no signs of stopping, as the Norwegian prepares for the toughest few weeks of his tenure ahead. The victory over Fulham was a fantastic boost for Manchester United as they gear up to host PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
The Norwegian has put a fantastic account of himself ever since taking over at Old Trafford and the win against Fulham was another example of his stellar understanding of the game. He accommodated six changes to prepared for the crucial midweek tie, but still managed to come away with all three points. The three goals scored and a clean sheet further added to the joyous mood at the club.
While Solskjaer masterminded the win by getting his tactics right, he had these 5 men to thank for securing all three points and ensuring a successful outing at Craven Cottage. Without further delay, let's take a look at them.
#5 Luke Shaw
The English youngster was the only familiar face in a new looking back four for Manchester United. Solskjaer selected Dalot, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to partner Shaw in a game where United were harrowed and harassed in the opening stages of the game. However, it is credit to Luke Shaw that the home team found little joy through United's left side, as the Englishman stood guard and defended his ranks well.
Shaw was solid in his left back role and regularly slid inside to help out his center backs. He was strong in his tackles and intelligent in his positioning. But it was when he went forward that Fulham realized the true potential of Luke Shaw.
The Englishman's speed is a fantastic asset and his partnership with Anthony Martial has been one of the highlights of the season. Indeed, when those two get going together, it is extremely hard to stop them and against Fulham too, Shaw ably supported Martial and was always a threat down the left.
Luke Shaw has finally started to show the promise that earned him a move to United and against Fulham, he was the pick of the back four.