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Fulham wanted it more than United – Bassey


Olamilekan Ogunsami

Fulham star Calvin Bassey offered a damning verdict of Manchester United, claiming Marco Silva’s side ‘wanted it more’ after their first win at Old Trafford in 21 years.

Bassey had fired Fulham into the lead from a corner midway through the second half, only for Harry Maguire to score an 89th-minute equaliser.

Fulham rallied and got the winning goal their performance deserved when Alex Iwobi converted a smart counter-attack in the 97th minute

Asked if United have become a soft touch, particularly in midfield, after a 10th Premier League defeat, Bassey felt it was down to desire, not quality.

“I don’t think you can just come here and overrun them. You can see the quality of the players they have,” Bassey said via Daily Mail.“They have got top players and a top manager and players that can have an effect off the bench, but we were just at it more and I felt we wanted it more today. That showed in the way we played.”

Fulham pitched up at Old Trafford with the second worst away form in the league. But United were unpredictable and depleted by injuries last week to Rasmus Hojlund and Luke Shaw, Fulham sensed an opportunity.“Of course we had belief,’ Bassey added.

“If you saw the last games we played, even the one we played at home (against United) when we lost right at the end, it was just the details and making sure we got the details right. It worked out for us, thank God.”