United 3 Fulham 0: Player ratings
Van der Sar: Don't think the Dutchman's gloves will need to go to the laundry 6 Neville: Some dozy moments that could have cost Reds but got over them swiftly 6 Ferdinand: Cool as you like at the back and even threw in a decent volley at other end 7 Vidic: Looked shattered late on but he had put in a decent shift 7 Evra: No concerns at back and restricted attacking forays meant relatively subdued afternoon 6 Valencia: One of his quietest games for a while and didn't really cause Fulham any problems 6 Fletcher: Worked hard to get on top of Fulham's midfield who'd kept possession well 7 Carrick: Like his sidekick he kept at it to ensure United finally won midfield battle 7 Nani: A mixed bag from the winger but when he got it right it brought the breakthrough 7 Rooney: Another two clinical efforts and generally all round he unnerved Fulham 9 Berbatov: Two assists and a goal this was one of his best games for Reds 9 Substitutes Park: (sub Valencia 73) Good assist 6 Fabio: (sub Neville 87) Not used: Obertan, Diouf, Gill, C Evans, Kuszczak Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hangeland (Greening 62), Baird, Shorey, Gera, Murphy, Hughes, Dempsey (Nevland 72), Zamora, Davies (Duff 45) Goals:United: Rooney (46, 83) Berbatov (89)Fulham: Bookings:United: Valencia (43)Fulham: Murphy (56) Battle of the bosses: of the Bosses: Had Hodgson had Rooney and Berbatov it might have been different but Fergie held the attacking aces Referee: Michael Jones - Not a convincing Old Trafford debut. 5 Attendance: 75,207 Agree with the ratings? Have your say.
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