Did Man United win it or Fulham lost it? Marcel Sabitzer responds

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Marcel Sabitzer scored his first Manchester United goal as the Red Devils came from behind to beat Fulham 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Aleksandr Mitrovic had put Fulham in front but his afternoon ended in disgrace after he was shown a straight red card for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh.

The incident occurred just seconds after the official had sent off Willian for handling the ball on the line as United went in search of an equaliser.

Fulham boss Marco Silva was also dismissed during the chaos.

After the game, Sabitzer was asked whether he felt United won the match or it was more a case of Fulham handing it to the Red Devils on a plate.

Sabitzer told ITV: “[It was a] Massive win. We wanted to go back to Wembley so we did it.

“It was hard and tough but yeah we did it. It was a good one.”

The interviewer then asked: “I’m wondering if you won that or if Fulham lost it?”

A stone-faced Sabitzer wasn’t too impressed by the question, responding: “We won it? Why not? We scored three, they scored one. We were concentrated and focused until the end and yeah, I think in the first half we missed some chances but 1-0 down, we came back and that’s the important thing.”

He later added on the penalty: “I haven’t seen it, the referee decided handball and penalty so we go with it.”

And when asked what he was thinking during the carnage, he continued: “Nothing, I’m focused on the game. I’ve seen it, it was easier for us but we had to be focused on the game and result and we did it. That’s the important thing.”

Sabitzer, who was signed on loan from Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day, was delighted to get off the mark for Manchester United.

“I’m very happy. It was an important one for 2-1, so I’m very, very happy now,” he concluded.