Powerless on the first Fulham goal but should have done better on the second and had some uncertain moments with the ball at his feet.
A constant outlet for United down the right but his deliveries were hit and miss.
Asked to step into the Fulham half and pass to his midfield colleagues and did so without fuss.
Should have scored with a first-half header. Clattered three Fulham players with heavy challenges.
Conducted his usual support job down the left flank to Young and put some teasing balls in himself.
On hand to thread passes through to the front lines in an efficient outing.
What an impact his goal could have had on United's season. So often United's unsung hero but they were shouting his name from the rafters until Bent's sucker punch. Beaten in the run up to the second.
Encouraging display with his crosses causing Fulham to be alert defensively and he ghosted in behind Riether on a number of occasions.
Could not play his natural game after being asked to line up on the right. Delivered some tidy passes including the assist for Van Persie, however.
Failed to take responsibility in allowing Sidwell to escape for the first Fulham goal and was denied by a special Stekelenburg save.
R. van Persie
Fluffed what he would normally consider presentable chances but popped up just in time to demolish the Fulham barriers.
Exceptional display from the Dutch international who made some astonishing saves, not least from Rooney in the second half. Helpless on the goals.
More encouraging signs for Roy Hodgson who would have been impressed by Burn's ability to win almost every ball in the air. A true coming-of-age performance.
A return to form the maligned Dutchman who defended well with a series of blocks and interceptions.
Extinguished some United attacks and also led the breakout which prompted the first Fulham goal.
One brave first-half block at the feet of Van Persie epitomised the Fulham display.
Was prominent in both boxes with blocks and one end and could have put Fulham 2-0 up on the break at the end of the first half. Good shot in the run up to the second.
Acquitted himself well on his Old Trafford return by patrolling the right part of midfield.
Scored a well-taken volley but put out a number of fires in midfield otherwise with his ability to hassle and harry and force United wide. Played a key part in the second too.
A tireless, disciplined display from the German. His through ball for the first goal was sublime and he carried Fulham forward time and again with assuredness.
Intelligent breaking-up capabilities demonstrated by the Dane who patrolled the area in front of the back four.
Only played the first half but worked very hard and could have made a second through his brave breakaway in the lead up to Richardson's chance.
Slotted in for Rafael as United sought forward momentum but was caught wrong side in the build up to the equaliser.
Certainly illuminated proceedings with some moments of great quality. Effective display and had a key hand in both goals.
Thrown on to effect the match and tipped the numbers game in United's favour in the Fulham box.