United extend unbeaten run with win at Fulham

Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions with a comfortable 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

The Champions took the lead on nine minutes, when Antonio Valencia fired in from close range before two quick fire goals from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney had the visitors 3-0 up half way through the first half.

Alex Kacaniklic pulled one back for the hosts in the second half, but David Moyes’ men held on to take all three points, and move to within two points of a top four place.

They will hope to close the gap at the top of the table when they host leaders Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, but will first turn their attention to tomorrow evening’s Champions League clash with Real Sociedad.

Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans and Rafael are all injury doubts for the game, according to Sky Sports.

Defensive duo Evans and Rafael both withdrew from Saturday’s victory at Fulham at half-time with back and ankle knocks respectively, while Carrick missed the trip to London with a calf problem.

United can strengthen their grip on top spot in Group A with victory over the La Liga side, with second place Leverkusen travelling to third place ShakhtarDonetsk.