Manchester United scored three goals in 13 minutes to blow Fulham away and heap pressure on under-fire boss Martin Jol.
Fulham 1 Kacaniklic 65′
Man Utd 3 Antonio Valencia 9′ van Persie 20′ Rooney 22′
Antonio Valencia had an easy finish early on after Wayne Rooney’s cutback.
Robin van Persie became the leading Dutch goalscorer in the Premier League by rifling in at the near post before Rooney tapped in after 22 minutes.
Fulham responded via Alex Kacanicklic’s deflected shot and although Darren Bent also hit the bar, Fulham suffered their third loss in five home games.
Fulham boss Martin Jol: ”We gave the game away in the first half, they cut through us like a knife through butter and that was a horrendous scenario but we showed energy and character in second half.”
Manchester United boss David Moyes: ”It’s always been my team since I’ve taken over from Sir Alex Ferguson, it can take time to settle in and it has for us but Manchester United usually make slow starts and get better as the season goes on. The players have great habits from the previous manager and they have a winning mentality which I see every day.”
More to follow.
Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson; Dejagah, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami; Ruiz; Berbatov
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Jones, Cleverley, Janzuaj; Rooney, van Persie.