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Scott Parker saw the fact that he was disappointed that Fulham got nothing against Manchester United as a sign of progress.
Fulham has a solid record after scoring first in games with Parker, but maintaining the lead they gained against title challengers United was always a challenge.
After going 2-1 down, Parker’s side kept testing and had opportunities to equalize. but in the end I got nothing from the match. As a result, they remain in the relegation zone.
However, their recent form has suggested that they have the ability to struggle to stay awake. In fact, Parker thought that the performance against United showed that they have the quality to compete in the Premier League.
He said Match of the day: “I am very happy, but at the same time disappointing, which shows how far we have come. We have stood our ground against the best teams in the last few games.
“We caused a lot of problems for them, but the great moments of the game we did not execute this time. I love the team right now and I am very proud.
“We have worked tirelessly and will work hard in training camp to execute on those opportunities and we hope it improves.”
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Examining the goals that decided the game, Parker said: “[Ademola Lookman] He had a long time to recover and it was a fantastic ending.
“We lost him because of a mistake and a fantastic goal from Paul Pogba.
“Alphonse Areola has been fantastic all season and will be the first to be disappointed. Today he made a mistake, but he will return. “
Overall, Parker insisted that his “menacing” Fulham team can keep up the momentum to avoid a knockdown.
“I saw a team today that looked threatening and did their best to get back in, but we come back. The next challenge is to stay where we are and not let defeat sink us.
“There is no question that we can win and operate in this division and we just have to keep going and keep improving.”
Sunshine impressed with Man Utd’s reaction
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Solskjaer admitted that he was unhappy with the way his team allowed Fulham to take the lead.
Still, he was impressed with the way they reacted by going back.
“I think we started slow, but after his goal I felt we played well,” he said. “We needed to wake up and then we played very well.”
Unchecking the first goal, where United’s defenders seemed to pause, thinking Ademola Lookman was offside, Solskjaer said: “We don’t really take offside, we have to keep running.
“We had not woken up but with a good reaction.”
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