Manchester United secured a crucial victory by defeating Fulham 1-0, which relieved the pressure on their manager, Erik ten Hag. Bruno Fernandes scored the winning goal in stoppage time.
Prior to this match, Manchester United had faced two consecutive 3-0 defeats against Manchester City and Newcastle. Concerns about the manager’s performance were rising, and eyebrows were raised when Marcus Rashford was excluded from the squad. The club stated that Rashford was injured, and this decision followed his recent criticism by Ten Hag for celebrating his birthday after the City defeat.
In place of Rashford, it was McTominay who appeared to score his fourth goal in as many Premier League games, but the officials ruled Harry Maguire offside after a thorough review.
Manchester United struggled to threaten Fulham’s goal until Fernandes seized an opportunity from Joao Palhinha’s clearance and scored, giving a much-needed boost to their embattled manager.
With eight defeats in their first 15 games of the season, the pressure on Ten Hag had escalated to the point where Manchester United had to deny rumors about considering a replacement for the Dutchman.