Commanding in his area from corners, and produced two wonder saves early on to keep Fulham level. A great performance and could do nothing about the goal.
Was in the right place to clear the danger with his head on a number of occasions. A solid presence, but his mistake late on was costly.
Clever in possession and a combative presence in the first half.
Coped well with Nani on the left. Was beaten at times but harried the winger, and put in good crosses of his own.
Saw a wonderful 30-yard volley tipped just over by De Gea and fed Ruiz to hit the post. Delighted the crowd with a lay-down header back to his keeper.
Produced a vital tackle on Evra to deny the France defender an easy shot on goal after 15 minutes, but came off at half time.
Showed no fear on the big occasion, moving the ball well and cleverly winning free kicks in a frenetic atmosphere. Replaced by Emanuelson.
Went close with an early shot and got forward well to support from midfield.
Used all of his experience in midfield. It is no surprise he is one of the league's top assist-makers with his clever movement - though it brought no rewards here.
A willing runner, he showed intelligence to move between Evans and Ferdinand across the front line. United couldn't deal with him at times.
Showed great poise to shoot against the post after 15 minutes, but was guilty of gifting possession to the visitors too often.
Produced two wonderful saves to deny Riise then Ruiz, and coped with the aerial threat well.
A little clumsy in the touch early on but always offered a threat down the right. Great header off the line.
Shot wastefully wide early on and is struggling to replicate his usual high levels of performance in a red shirt. Rightfully replaced by Chicharito.
Showed great attacking intent but should have scored with his first early chance that hit the bar.
Dealt competently with the ball in the air but looked a tad slow on the turn. Made some vital late headers.
Energetic and tidy as usual from the young England midfielder but has to get into scoring positions more often.
Quick to harry opponents in the centre, he is integral to United's high-tempo style in games such as these. Wasted possession unnecessarily at times, however.
Almost opened the scoring twice including hitting the post, but got caught up in a few too many battles. Provided the game's decisive moment with a great finish.
R. van Persie
Cultured on the ball and in his deliveries, but Hangeland and Senderos marshalled him well. Wasted a good header early in the second half. Made a vital late header off the line.
Looked to use his quick feet to cut in from the left but didn't deliver a killer ball, and wasted too many crosses when positioned well.