Edinson Cavani treated Manchester United fans to a stunning long-range goal in the 1-1 draw with Fulham at Old Trafford as the hosts’ winless run ticked over to three games.
In front of 10,000 United fans at Old Trafford, Cavani scored a goal-of-the-season contender (19), brilliantly lofting the ball over Alphonse Areola from 40 yards for his ninth goal in 10 appearances, despite controversy over a potential offside.
Relegated Fulham had their moments, and equalised through Joe Bryan’s header (76) from Bobby Decordova-Reid’s cross, meaning United are now “stumbling towards the Europa League final” against Villarreal on May 26, according to Gary Neville, after two defeats and a draw in their last three at Old Trafford.
United have now guaranteed second place with one game remaining, but have dropped 10 points from winning positions at Old Trafford, their highest ever such total at home in a Premier League season. Fulham stay 18th.
The fans inside Old Trafford had waited 436 days to see their side live again – there were no large-scale protests against the club’s ownership, though ‘GO’ banners were seen across the stadium – and they were able to feast their eyes on something special from Cavani early on.