Result: Manchester United secure comfortable win against Fulham

Manchester United secure a 3-1 win away at Fulham.

Manchester United have beaten Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage in the Premier League.

Martin Jol's outfit showed the first attacking intent of the afternoon, as Pajtim Kasami cut in from the left and fired at goal, but David de Gea was equal to it.

However, despite Fulham's promising start to the match, they were soon behind. Wayne Rooney collected the ball from Robin van Persie and found Antonio Valencia in the box, who was able to tap in.

Luis Antonio Valencia of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on November 2, 2013© Getty Images

The home side had a chance to level but, as Dimitar Berbatov prepared to shoot, Rafael saved his team with a last-ditch tackle.

However, Man Utd raced up the other end and notched their second of the afternoon when Adnan Januzaj found Van Persie. The Dutchman steadied himself and then fired the ball high into the net.

If that wasn't bad enough for Fulham, it soon got worse. Van Persie turned provider, rolling the ball to Rooney who gobbled up the chance.

Berbatov attempted to pull the Cottagers back into the match, but after turning Nemanja Vidic, his shot was saved.

Rooney then smashed the ball wide from 40 yards out.

Fulham managed to find a way back into the match through Alex Kacaniklic's shot, although it did take a deflection off Wayne Rooney.

United's response saw Patrice Evra's pass make its way to Januzaj, whose shot was held by Maarten Stekelenburg.

Darren Bent almost grabbed Fulham's second but his header hit the top of the crossbar.

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Luis Antonio Valencia of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on November 2, 2013
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