Result: Manchester United 3-2 Fulham

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Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa open their Manchester United goal accounts to help their new side record an entertaining win over Fulham at Old Trafford.

First-half goals from Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa helped Manchester United to an entertaining win over Fulham at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Damien Duff gave the Cottagers a shock lead after just three minutes, with a driven strike from eight yards following a cleverly-worked Bryan Ruiz free kick.

United were level seven minutes later, as Patrice Evra found Van Persie on the left side of the penalty area and the Dutchman unleashed a superb left-footed volley into the top right corner.

Kagawa tapped in from close range to put the hosts ahead on 35 minutes, before Ashley Young crossed for Rafael da Silva to nod home his first goal in three years six minutes later.

A calamitous mix up between Nemanja Vidic and David de Gea resulted in the Serbian putting through his own net on 64 minutes.

That goal made it a nervy finish for United but, despite Hugo Rodallega going close, Sir Alex Ferguson's men held on to record their first win of the season.

Wayne Rooney was stretchered off in stoppage time with a gashed leg.

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