Harry Maguire was offside in the build-up to an early goal scored by Scott McTominay, with the effort disallowed after a lengthy VAR review.
Dom Smith was at Craven Cottage to rate the United players’ performances…
Andre Onana 8
Always tried to play forwards and was defensively astute.
Harry Maguire 7
Showed his aerial prowess with a number of clearances, and played some precise long passes into the channel for the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund.
Solid at the back, not affording Fulham's attackers a moment's rest.
Defended well on the left flank - a departure from his woeful display in Wednesday's heavy Carabao Cup defeat by Newcastle. Booked.
Scott McTominay 6
A physical presence in the middle of the park, and helped to dispossess the livewire figure of Alex Iwobi.
A good display from the Dane. Has been criticised for his general level of performances since joining United, but filled in for the injured Casemiro responsibly here.
Bruno Fernandes 8
Saw plenty of the ball. Put team-mates into play, came close with a well-struck free-kick late on, and then fired the winner in stoppage time.
One of his better displays this season, with some nice close control. But this is a results-driven business and his end product still lacks.
Rasmus Hojlund 6
Ran the line well and linked play from the centre-forward position, without having any chances of his own.
Made one really silly error and was booked for fouling his man in the recovery, but was otherwise bright and assisted United's disallowed goal.
Facundo Pellistri (Antony, 64') 6
Fairly anonymous after coming on, but assisted the winner.
Mason Mount (Eriksen, 79') N/A
Anthony Martial (Hojlund, 79') N/A
Raphael Varane (Garnacho, 90+3') N/A