Manchester United 4-1 Fulham highlights and reaction after Diogo Dalot stars

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Man Utd defeated Fulham in the Premier League fixture this afternoon after goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

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Manchester United were back in action this afternoon as they won 4-1 against Fulham to Old Trafford.

United started well after an incredible strike by today’s captain Ashley Young. Juan Mata added a second goal as he finished off a clever counter-attack by calmly slotting the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Romelu Lukaku added a third goal shortly before half-time as he tapped in Mata’s clever cross from close range. Fulham got a goal back from the penalty spot midway through the second-half after Ander Herrera gave away a penalty which was dispatched by Aboubakar Kamara.

Fulham were pushing for a way back into the game but were handed a huge setback after André-Frank Anguissa was sent off. Marcus Rashford added a fourth late on as he smashed an excellent effort in at the near post.

Scroll down to see how all of the action unfolded from Old Trafford.

Dalot and Rashford particularly impressive

Solid performance.

Dalot wows United fans

United fans absolutely loved Diogo Dalot’s performance this afternoon.

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United player ratings vs Fulham

United vs Fulham was a routine win for Jose Mourinho in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford as Marcus Rashford and Diogo Dalot shone.

Player ratings vs Fulham

Full time

United are finally back to winning ways in the league.

In to added time

Three minutes have been added on and it’s going to be a much needed three points.

4-1

Another good performance from Rashford

He’s played well today.

Should have been five

The birthday boy should have scored with his first touch.

Change for United

Rashford – OFF

McTominay – ON

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Goal

What a hit from Rashford to get United’s fourth of the afternoon. Hits it from the corner of the 18 yard box with his left foot and it beats Rico at his near post.

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79 minutes

Rashford with a great move, did the hard work by beating two defenders but is let down by his finishing. His shot is straight at Rico.

3-1

78 minutes

Another brilliant ball by Dalot, Lukaku should have scored. Somehow he doesn’t get on the end of it. Should have had a fourth.

3-1

Martial watching from his box

Injury has prevented him from being involved today.

20 minutes for Fred to prove a point

He’s got the perfect opportunity.

Change for United

Lingard – OFF

Fred – ON

It’s time for Fred

It’s only taken the team bottom in the league to go down to 10 but he’s getting his chance.

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Red card

Fulham are down to 10. Anguissa has been shown a second yellow for a challenge on Rashford and the visitors are down to 10.

3-1

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Goal

Kamara scores from the spot.

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Penalty

Big chance for Fulham here.

Ciaran Kelly

More goals in this

Unsurprisingly, Fulham have come out fighting after the break and it would not have taken much improvement to better that awful first-half display.

United are not looking as fluid as they were just half an hour ago and the intensity levels have dropped a little.

But every time they string a team move together, something they have managed to do on a number of occasions today, Fulham look vulnerable.

There’s definitely more goals in this.

62 minutes

Dalot with another brilliant ball in to the box which whistles across the face of goal and Lingard just couldn’t get his foot on the end of it.

3-0

60 minutes

Finally a chance for Fulham, nice build up play from the away side and Schurrle’s tries to get his shot in in the corner of the far post but it’s just wide.

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59 minutes

Should have been four.

Change for United

It’s Smalling who has made way for Rojo.

He’s gone straight down the tunnel for treatment.

United about to make a change

Jones just went down after a challenge a couple of minutes ago but doesn’t look to be seriously injured.

Subs out warming up

Surely it’s time to give Fred and Pereira some minutes. Given what Mourinho said about why he wasn’t playing Fred this seems like the perfect opportunity to throw him on.

48 minutes

Rashford with a great run in to the box and his shot is parried away by Rico as far as Lukaku who is waiting on the edge area, his shot deflected away for a corner which is punched away by Rico.

Dalot then whips a ball in from the right straight in to the path of Lukaku who just can’t finish it.

Positive start to the second half by United.

3-0

Three goals in the first half has been a long time coming

The home fans have waited a long time.

Change for Fulham back underway

First half couldn’t have gone much worse for Fulham so they’ve made a doyble change

Vietto and Kamara on for the visitors.

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Alexis Sanchez sends Manchester United teammates a message during Fulham fixture

He’s watching back in Chile.

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Ciaran Kelly

Great first half

That half could not have gone any better for United. Yes, Fulham have been poor but we have rarely seen United seize the initiative like this against similar opposition this season. Recent performances against Crystal Palace and Southampton tell you that. With Jose Mourinho urging them on, the players have grown in confidence with each pass and move, and have certainly built on that committed showing against Arsenal midweek. For one of the few times this season, it will be a bouncing dressing room at half-time.