Fulham missed the opportunity to close the gap on the teams above them as they lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Craven Cottage – although Kenny Tete did earn some standout reviews from supporters.
Goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba gave United the win, despite Ademola Lookman firing the Cottagers into a surprise early lead in West London.
Fulham remain four points adrift of safety, with Burnley above them set to play Liverpool at Anfield this evening.
Despite the latest setback for Fulham the performance once again pleased Scott Parker, with Tete earning praise from the club’s fan base.
The right-back signed permanent terms in the summer and checked in at the club for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year deal.
Tete earns £65,000-a-week at Fulham and is proving value for money in the early stages of his career at the club.
He took some time to get up to speed and after playing in two of the club’s first three games of the season, he missed the next 12 through injury.
The 13-cap Dutch international has returned for the last three games, however, and last night produced arguably his best performance.
Here is what Fulham fans were saying about the 25-year-old after his showing against the Red Devils.
— Asian Dissausion (@RikiYanagida) January 20, 2021
Loftus Cheek and Kenny Tete were amazing 👏
— Rakim Van Zijl (@Jesuisrakim) January 20, 2021
Tricky one tonight but thought Kenny Tete put in a great shift. Anguissa was quality first half and RLC threatened to show his ability in the second.
Even Kamara looked up for it #FFChttps://t.co/Tr7vL7WxHM
— scott trotter (@scott_trotter) January 20, 2021
I was also well impressed with Kenny Tete, who was really strong defensively and decent going forwards at right wing-back. Fulham need wins urgently but, on the basis of recent performances, they are not one of the three worst teams in the Premier League.
— Will Magee (@W_F_Magee) January 20, 2021
Must say Kenny Tete will become a fans favourite once we are back into the cottage. He’s adorable in a way, so aggressive, willing runner and is willing to get into a scuffle any moment. Provides great outlet and kept Martial in his pocket…#FFC #FULMUN
— DenhamFFC (@DenhamFfc) January 20, 2021
Kenny tete has been great today.
— Alex (@AlexdwNL) January 20, 2021
Kenny Tete has been so good tonight. So solid when it comes to 1 vs 1 defending
— Thomas Kelly (@TKelly_15) January 20, 2021