Man United went into this game to amend to their sluggish game against Everton. A win was much needed to bring back all the confidence that shattered after losing an opening game.
RVP was named in the starting line up. Just behind him was another new boy, Kagawa. The Japanese star play a link up between RVP and the midfielders. Valencia was back at his favourite place as right winger. Young was preferred on the left wing. Nani was dropped and not even in the bench. Cleverley and Anderson in the midfield. The backfour were Evra-Vidic-Carrick - Rafael.
However Fulham gave Man United an early shock when they scored in second minute through Damien Duff. But Man United new boy RVP gave Man United a relief with well taken goal. A typical RVP goal that showcase his technical shooting ability. The equalizer gave Man United more control and confident. Then Kagawa also scored his home debut like RVP for Man United second. Then before half time Rafael scored the third.
Fulham then gave a nervy game towards the end when they scored their second courtesy Vidic own goal after miscommunication between Man United skipper with De Gea.
This game should be the game where Man United showed their ruthless with no mercy against the opponent. Many wanted to see the partnership in Man United strike force. Rooney- RVP should strike any fear to any defence. However Rooney was dropped while RVP was given the home debut from the starting line up. To make thing worst Rooney was taken out on stretcher after suffering a nasty gash on his thigh. Ronney said to be out for four weeks.
This game also showed that Man United missed an enforcer in the midfield. A Keano type of player the run all over pitch that could win the ball. Again Man United was terrorized by a big and powerful Belgium. Moussa Dembele was so impressive in this game. With help from Diarra he won the midfield with ease. Kagawa, Cleverley and Anderson had hard time with this talented Belgium. He skipped Man United players with ease. He could run 50 yards unstoppable. He has showed why big teams interested with him. Man United should sign him if the need the real enforcer in the midfield. He played more attacking role sometimes as a striker but I believed he much better as midfielder. Sir Alex had transformed Scholes who started as striker to be the best midfielder that England ever had. Now a living legend.
Man United had to step up. With RVP started to score Man United had no reason not to regain the title.