Sessegnon, 18, had a fantastic season in the Championship last season, scoring 16 goals and setting up another 8, in an effort to help Fulham gain promotion to the Premier League.
As for United, they are still without a permanent manager, although caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put a compelling case forward for his own full-time appointment with an unbeaten 11-match run, and 10 wins, since he took the reigns in December.
Solskjaer is now preparing for the future as the Express suggest United are expected to be extremely active in the transfer market as they look to become genuine title challengers again and Sessegnon has emerged as a target.
"When Shaw was at Southampton he was a left-back and I loved watching him bomb up and down the wing, create goals, score goals, so I think I try to emulate that".
Smalling said of another France global who has enjoyed a welcome return to form over recent weeks: "Especially at the start of the game, we wanted to isolate Anthony against the full-back. We're very lucky to have a player like him on our team".
Martial soon doubled the lead as he beat Fulham's Maxime Le Marchand for United's second goal.
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"We've still got a lot to do but the fact that we have been able to get those points and catch up so quickly is full credit to the squad and how we've been playing".