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I guess things must have been going a little too well for Manchester United.

The Red Devils went into Saturday’s clash with Fulham off the back of four straight Premier League wins, while they were unbeaten in a further three matches across all competitions to begin 2024.

But that was about to change.

The main talking point from Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup was the inclusion of 19-year-old Omari Forson for his full Premier League debut.

Forson was given the nod ahead of Antony, who couldn’t buy a start even on his birthday.

It was a nervy start for the hosts at Old Trafford, with Alex Iwobi squandering two early chances for Fulham on the counter attack.

Diogo Dalot went close to opening the scoring for United, striking the post after a dismal opening period from the Red Devils.

Fulham responded by going up the other end and striking the post themselves through in-form striker Rodrigo Muniz.

United were far from inspiring on either side of half-time…

…and they were made to pay when Calvin Bassey fired Fulham ahead.

Just when all hope seemed lost for United, Harry Maguire popped up with an equaliser in the final minutes of the regulation 90.

But that wasn’t to be the be-all-and-end-all. Deep into nine minutes of added time, Iwobi – who missed the game’s first flurry of chances – buried the final one of the day to wrap up the points for Fulham.

Ten Hag finally gave Antony a run-out in search of one last goal, or more likely just as a birthday treat.

But soon after the Brazilian’s introduction, United’s defeat was confirmed, bringing their recent run of wins to a grinding halt.

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