Manchester United piled on the pressure on visitors Fulham in this Old Trafford encounter but Sir Alex had to wait until early in the second half for his side to finally break down a dogged display by Roy Hodgson’s side.
It was Wayne Rooney, who else, who put away the chance 30 seconds into the second half that puts Man United back to the top of the table. In a game that United dominated for long spells chances came and went but it was the England man who continued his remarkable scoring spree that finally got one past Mark Schwarzer.
The 24 year old put away another goal of an astounding season late on to secure all three points and Dimitar Berbatov got a well deserved goal of his own in the dying minutes to cap off a fine individual display by the often under-fire Bulgarian forward.
It was Rooney’s 31st and 32nd goals of the season and incredibly his 15th and 16th in his last 12 games and gives further meat to the argument that the United man is currently the best player on the planet.
Manchester United – Fulham 1st Half Highlights
Manchester United 1-0 Fulham (Rooney)
Manchester United 2-0 Fulham (Rooney)
Manchester United 3-0 Fulham (Berbatov)