Paul Pogba fired home from the penalty spot as Manchester United took their lead to three goals over Fulham in the Premier League.
Juan Mata won the penalty after he was bumped over in the box by Le Merchand in rather clumsy fashion.
A two-goal lead is always dangerous so United needed a third to put the game to bed.
Winning today will see Manchester United rise from fifth to fourth in the league table and we’ll remain there if title contenders Manchester City beat Chelsea tomorrow.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to take his unbeaten record as United manager to 11 games.
Pogba took his tally to 11 goals in the Premier League after netting his spot-kick.
It’s only a matter of time before people start talking about Pogba being one of the best midfielders in the world, which was the aim for United when they re-signed him from Juventus in 2011.
This result puts Fulham’s Premier League future is real doubt as the Cottagers face an uphill climb to exit the relegation zone.
Watch Pogba’s second goal below.
Great game today watching Fulham V Man Utd eps watching Utd win away. The away supporters were amazing, didn’t stop singing 🎶 @paulpogba looked amazing today so elegant Definitely Man of the match performance 👏🏻 @ManUtd #mufc #pogboom #Pogba #penalty #4thPlace ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/TsAeLrpRsq
— Nigel Flanagan (@nigeljflanagan) February 9, 2019