There were a couple of players well known to Reds fans among the opposition at Craven Cottage, including Andreas Pereira who lined up against United for the first time in his career having made the switch to the capital from Old Trafford in the summer. Meanwhile another former Red, substitute Dan James, was on hand to score Fulham’s leveller.
A number of Erik ten Hag’s squad are now heading off to Qatar for the World Cup, including Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford who are all in England’s squad. Meanwhile, United will next be in competitive action after the tournament, in the week beginning 19 December, at home to Burnley in the Carabao Cup. But with the trip to Fulham having been our penultimate fixture before Christmas Day, the travelling Reds couldn’t resist getting in the festive spirt – with the fans booming out a hearty rendition of ’12 Days of Eric Cantona’ from the away end.