Manchester United come back to topple Fulham, finish third
Manchester United sealed third place in the Premier League with a 2-1 comeback win over Fulham at Old Trafford to finish the 2022-23 Premier League season.
Kenny Tete had put the visiting Cottagers in front but Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes found the back of the net to give the Red Devils 75 points and a spot above Newcastle United on the table.
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It has been a building-block season for Manchester United, who finished sixth last season. Manager Erik ten Hag can count this season as a success and a cup double is still possible if he can lead the Red Devils past neighbors Man City in the FA Cup Final.
Fulham can also call the season a success, finishing comfortably 10th in its first season back in the top flight
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Ten Hag’s men set the table set for summer
It’s difficult not to talk big picture after a Championship Sunday like this where the top four was sorted before the matchday began in England.
Manchester United is in as good shape as it’s been in some time because it had success this season while building upward from its foundation.
Yes, the club still has some older key pieces in Casemiro and Raphael Varane, but Erik ten Hag’s system looks ready for finer ingredients and the boss will now have a great idea of what pieces work and what pieces are for someone else’s project.
This was a successful year for Manchester United, the type that will make sure that success at Manchester United is measured in a relatively new but still very familiar way: by bigger ambition.
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Kenny Tete goal video
Jadon Sancho goal video
Bruno Fernandes goal video
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Midweek injuries to Antony and Luke Shaw will leave Ten Hag short on depth when he picks the team to face Fulham. Their statuses for the FA Cup final — Manchester United’s chance to deny rivals Manchester City a famed treble to match their own in 1999 — are very much up in the air and perhaps in doubt.
Despite being comfortably mid-table and facing zero threat of relegation, Fulham have continued to compete (and win) until the very end. Last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace was disappointing for how late Fulham conceded the equalizer, but it came on the back of two-goal victories over Leicester and Southampton, as well as single-goal defeats to Manchester City, Liverpool and Aston Villa. The Cottagers have played the PL’s best sides close and comfortably beaten the sides below in the table. Marco Silva’s side surprised the whole world this season.
Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options
OUT: Lisandro Martinez (foot - out for season), Donny van de Beek (knee), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), Mason Greenwood (suspension - MORE), Phil Jones (knee), Antony (ankle)
Fulham team news, injuries, lineup options
OUT: Tim Ream (arm), Andreas Pereira (ankle), Layvin Kurzawa (knee)