United held by bottom of the table Fulham

Manchester United dropped more points at home as Darren Bent’s late equaliser secured a draw for Fulham on Rene Meulensteen’s return to Old Trafford yesterday afternoon.

Steve Sidwell fired the visitor’s in front inside twenty minutes, only for Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick to turn the match on its head late in the second half.

However, Bent’s header in the final minute of added on time gave bottom of the table Fulham a share of the spoils, and left United nine points off the top four.

Liverpool, who currently occupy fourth spot, thrashed previous leaders Arsenal 5-1, allowing Chelsea to move into first place by beating Newcastle United 3-0.

Manchester City are in third after being held to a goalless draw at Norwich City, while Tottenham Hotspur replace Everton in fifth after beating the Toffee’s 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

United will now turn their attention to Wednesday afternoon’s trip to the Emirates which comes ten days before their next match – which is against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

They then face Greek Champions Olympiakos in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash, before returning to league action at West Bromwich Albion on March 8th.