|Edwin van der Sar|
|Gary Neville (Nemanja Vidic, 69)|
|Patrice Evra (Phil Bardsley, 81)|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy|
|Ji-Sung Park (Wayne Rooney, 69)|
|Michael Brown (Tomasz Radzinski, 46)|
|Luis Boa Morte|
|Heidar Helguson (Collins John, 76)|
United claim the points but Fulham will feel that they should have taken a point after dominating for much of the second half.
Rooney wins the ball well, sets Van Nistelrooy clear and the striker goes down under the challenge of Rosenior but the ref turns down the penalty appeals.
It's all over as Ronaldo snatches a second against the run of play. Van Nistelrooy's shot is saved by Niemi but the winger follows up and fires a shot in off the post.
Rooney is forced to head clear in his own six-yard box from Knight's header, then Brown does well to block Stern John's shot as Fulham pile on the pressure.
A third change from United, with Phillip Bardsley replacing the poor Evra.
Another booking, this time it's Patrice Evra for a rash challenge.
Another positive change from the Cottagers, with Collins John replacing Heidar Helguson.
An off-the-ball incident between Helguson and Vidic, but Martin Atkinson sorts things out quite quickly.
Van Nistelrooy has another chance and breaks into the box, but his shot is shotpped at the near port by Niemi.
A good chance for United to seal the victory, but Van Nistelrooy's header from Smith's cross strikes the crossbar.
A double change from Sir Alex Ferguson, with Wayne Rooney coming on for Ji-Sung Park.
Gary Neville is taken off and replaced by recent signing Nemanja Vidic.
Another chace for Fulham to get the ball into the box. Boa Morte's free-kick is headed goalwards by knight, but it loops into Van der Sar's arms.
Luis Boa Morte is booked after a tackle from behind on Ronaldo and is the fifth player cautioned.
A corner is flicked onto Park on the edge of the box, but his shot is deflected a yard wide.
Ronaldo is trying to force his way into the game and is now starting to cause some problems for the visitors but his shot is parried by Niemi.
Radzinski is the latest Fulham player to have an attempt on goal, but the Canadian shoots over in a decent position.
United can't cope at the moment and Boa Morte takes the ball off Park and beats Brown before losing his footing.
Malbranque is running the show here, he gets behind Kieran Richardson and his deflected shot forces an uncomfortable stop from the shaky Edwin Van der Sar.
Steed Malbranque and Liam Rosenior combine well down the right, but this time Rosenior's cross hits the roof of the net.
It's a decent start from Fulham, who are keeping the ball well in midfield and frustrating United.
Chris Coleman makes a change at the break, with Michael Brown going off after 45 minutes of his debut and is replaced by Tomasz Radzinski.
United are likely to have had a flea in their ear from Sir Alex Ferguson, after dominating the early stage of the first period.
Cracking first-half and there's likely to be more goals to come. United look shaky at the back and Fulham realise it.
Evra is struggling to contain Malbranque, with the Frenchman's cross finding McBride, but his shot is fired over.
Fulham look the more likely side to add to the scoring, although Saha and Van Nistelrooy are always dangerous on the break.
Neville is the latest player booked, diving in on Boa Morte and punished for the late challenge.
Fulham are really on top here and sense they can cause United more problems at the back and they do look shakey.
Wes Brown is cautioned after a late challenge on Boa Morte.
Fulham refuse to lie down and are back in it. Great run and cross from Wayne Bridge and a powerful header at the back post from Heidar Helguson.
Alan Smith is the second player picking up a yellow card, with a rash challenge on Michael Brown on halfway.
Steed Malbranque does well down the right and is causing problems, Wes Brown is forced into a diving header to clear the danger.
Luis Boa Morte tries to break forward from midfield and looks to have bundled over by Patrice Evra, but Martin Atkinson waves away the appeals.
Ronaldo looks hungry for more, beats Zat Knight and cross for Van Nistelrooy and the striker flicks the ball just wide.
Chris Coleman is fuming that Van Nistelrooy wasn't given offside and is set to stands.
It's goal fest, as United get their two-goal advantage back straight away. Ruud van Nistelrooy appeared to be offside, but the ref waves play on and Niemi saves the Dutchman's shot but Saha stabs in the rebound.
Rosenior's cross picks out McBride and the American's free header at the near post beats Van der Sar to get Fulham back in it.
Liam Rosenior is the first player into the referee's notebook, after he is adjudged to have fouled Saha and then kicks the ball away.
The home side are in command as Ronaldo doubles their lead. The Portugese star fires in a long-range free kick past Niemi.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest home player to try his luck, but his 12-yard striker is gathered by Niemi.
United are in front after a really bright start, with Ji-Sung Park grabbing his first goal in the Premiership. The Korean sees his strike take a big deflection to beat the wrong-footed Niemi.
Simon Elliott swings the ball in and McBride gets up highest in the area, but his header is collected by Edwin Van der Sar.
United create the first chance of the game and force Antti Niemi into a decent save, as the keeper tips Ruud van Nistelrooy's header round the post.
Fulham look like they are going to get stuck-in and Luis Boa Morte fouled Gary Neville in the first minute.
Sir Alex Ferguson names Wayne Rooney on the bench, with Louis Saha partnering Ruud van Nistelrooy. Alan Smith returns in midfield. Fulham have Heidar Helguson and Brian McBride up front, while Michael Brown makes his debut for the Cottagers.
So, yesterday concluded another English summer transfer window.