Manchester United are just two games away from winning their second silverware of the season. After winning the Carabao Cup, Man United are getting closer to winning the FA Cup. Last night, the Red Devils defeated Fulham FC in a crazy fight at Old Trafford, which secured their place in the semifinals of the FA Cup.
As it happened
Manchester United hosted Fulham FC last night at Old Trafford to play in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup. In this match, Man United manager Erik Ten Hag set up the team formation with 4-2-3-1. The manager deployed Marcel Sabitzer to replace Casemiro, who has a four-match domestic ban. However, Fulham boss Marco Silva also used the same formation as Manchester United.
Both teams tried to get an early lead at Old Trafford. But as the host, Manchester United could not play the way they should have played. Moreover, Fulham created some chances that could have been goals in the first half, but David De Gea denied them all. However, the scoreline remained unchanged in the first half as both sides failed to score.
Returning from the break, the visitors got an early goal. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic put his team ahead with a goal in the 50th minute. After that, Manchester United tried their best to find the equalizer, but Fulham defended very well.
Man United boss Erik Ten Hag, then, made some substitutions that had a serious impact on the game. The drama began when Jadon Sancho dribbled the goalkeeper and took a shot, which Willian blocked with his hand inside the box. The match referee awarded Manchester United a penalty kick after the VAR check.
But Mitrovic kept arguing with the officials, and he pushed the referee. As a result, Mitrovic was shown a red card along with Willian. As a result, Fulham became a nine-man team within two minutes. Manchester United took that advantage and scored two more goals. As a result, the Red Devils secured a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford and qualified for the semifinals. However, they will face Brighton in the semifinal at Wembley.