Player Ratings: Fulham 1-3 United

22 minutes and the game was as good as over as we saw United in cruise control, romping to a 3-1 win in the Capital against Fulham to move within 3 points of Chelsea in 2nd place.

David de Gea: Didn’t have a lot to do, nothing he could do for the Fulham goal which was deflected past him by Rooney. 6/10

Rafael: Did well today, but had to be replaced at half time after picking up an ankle injury. Had previously made a superb challenge to deny former United boy Berbatov. 6/10

Nemanja Vidic: Back in the side after his injury issues, and looked solid. 6/10

Jonny Evans: It’s great to see Evans keep his place. Had another good game although he had to be replaced at half time after his back seized up. 6/10

Patrice Evra: Didn’t do a lot wrong. Took a knock in the first half but soldiered on. 6/10

Antonio Valencia: Antonio of old was back today. Bombed forward and took on his man. Had to drop to right back in the second half but continued to do well. Scored the opener. 7/10

Phil Jones: Keeps his place in the side, back into midfield again though but did well once more. Kept the ball moving and helped out the back 4. 6/10

Tom Cleverley: Was having a decent game until he suffered blurred vision and was replaced at half time. 6/10

Adnan Januzaj: Starting on the left, he attacked his man. Wasn’t as impressive as we have been use to but still a good game. Linked well with Rooney & RVP. Set up the second goal. 7/10

Wayne Rooney: Scored 2, one in his own net, and unselfishly set up Valencia’s opener. Probably my Man of the Match 8/10

Robin van Persie:
Scored with a fine finish and set up Rooney’s goal as United ripped Fulham apart in the opening spell. Did well. 8/10

Substitutes
Marrouane Fellaini: Played centrally. It was the best I’ve seen him in a United shirt so far, yet the £27.5m man still has work to do to be demanding a place in midfield. 6/10

Shinji Kagawa: Didn’t do too bad but didn’t grab his chance yet again. Was stuck out on the left after all the changes 6/10

Chris Smalling: Decent performance at centre back alongside Vidic. 6/10

Next up, United travel to Spain for a clash against Real Sociedad. 3 points there will send us through to the knock out stages. Following that, we host the league leaders, Arsenal, at Old Trafford


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27 year old football writer from South Yorkshire. United fan and Season Ticket holder in the Sir Alex Ferguson stand.