The Spaniard continued his impressive form with another solid display. Good handling and distribution, and made two sharp saves to deny Dempsey in the first-half.
Solid defensively, showing good anticipation and using the ball well. Set up Rooney's opener with a tidy cutback.
Used his experience and knowledge to force Pogrebnyak away from dangerous areas.
Comfortable defensively against Duff and provided a useful attacking option when he overlapped past Young.
A mature display from the young Brazilian, who was rarely troubled and offered an attacking threat. Good cross in the second-half nearly turned into his own net by Kelly.
Looked slightly off the pace at times but delivered moments of quality, notably a delightful ball for Valencia early in the second-half.
The Ecuadorian's pace and power gave Riise a tough evening. Intelligent crossing into the box and could have scored himself with a powerful volley shortly after the break.
Good positioning and classy on the ball, as ever. Set the foundations for a clean sheet and United's control of possession. Could easily have conceded a penalty for a clumsy challenge on Murphy late on.
Seemed to be on the periphery of the game but the England winger was involved in many of United's best moves. Delivered the cross in the build-up to Rooney's goal and saw three super efforts in the second-half saved by Schwarzer.
Scored his eighth goal in six league matches in the 42nd minute to win the game for United, converting from close range. Looked to drop deep and demand the ball but never really clicked with Welbeck or Hernandez.
Sharp early on but perhaps a little guilty of overplaying around the edge of the penalty area. Never had a clear sight on goal before being replaced by Hernandez in the 63rd minute.
The Australian could do nothing about Rooney's goal and made some sharp saves in the second-half, especially to deny Young and Valencia.
Commanding in the air up against Welbeck and showed decent anticipation, especially when Fulham were defending deep.
The former Liverpool man made a costly error for United's opener when he tried and failed to control Young's cross in the first-half.
Reasonably solid display up against Young, although he did allow the United winger to deliver crosses too easily on some occasions.
Comfortable on the whole, despite one heart-in-mouth moment when he nearly sliced the ball into his own net.
Provided good width on the right side but never really troubled Evra. Worked hard tracking back when the United full-back bombed forward.
The Belgian was classy on the ball, showing good skill and a turn of pace to find space. End product needed improvement, highlighted by a first-half effort that flew miles wide.
Provided a solid screen in front of the defence. Did well to occupy the space that Rooney looked to exploit and was efficient in possession.
Looked busy early on but never really had an impact on the game and struggled to get past Rafael. Replaced by Ruiz in the 67th minute.
Demonstrated his goal threat in the first-half with a couple of efforts that forced De Gea into action. Played in a slightly more disciplined role than usual but timed his forward runs well.
The Russian offered a good target and was tidy with his back to goal, but generally lacked support from his team-mates. Forced to do most of his work well away from the penalty area.
- 40 B. Amos
Came on for the injured Ferdinand in the 74th minute. Strong in the dying moments when United came under pressure.
- 4 P. Jones
- 23 T. Cleverley
Replaced Rooney for the final 12 minutes. Played some excellent passes and found time for a poor late challenge.
The Mexican replaced Welbeck in the 63rd minute, presumably introduced to score the goal to kill the game. Sharp movement but had no significant impact.
- 9 D. Berbatov
- 12 D. Stockdale
- 28 M. Briggs
- 14 P. Senderos
Brought on for Diarra in the 71st minute. Could have won a penalty late on when he burst into the area and appeared to be brought down by Carrick.
- 20 D. Etuhu
Came on for Frei in the 67th minute. Some classy touches but rather weak in one-on-one situations.
- 42 M. Trotta