Manchester United’s Solid First Half Enough To Beat Fulham

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Manchester United
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United has been heavily criticized recently, due to their sloppy play to start the season.

The Red Devils suffered a managerial change when Sir Alex Ferguson was replaced by David Moyes. The former Everton skipper hasn’t been able to make the team play the way he wants to, but it’s safe to say he’s on the right track, based on recent results.

After completing a thrilling comeback against Stoke City last week and defeating Norwich with a solid effort on the Capital One Cup a few days ago, The Red Devils continued their good run of results, as they only needed the first half to defeat Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Manchester United was led by Wayne Rooney offensively, and the England international delivered. Rooney found the back of the net and was the heart and soul of an improving team that only needed 22 minutes to score three times. Antonio Valencia and Robin van Persie also scored for the Old Trafford outfit, and they went leading by three goals at the break.

Manchester United slowed things down in the second half, and suffered a goal against them when Swedish forward Alexander Kacaniklic scored for Fulham, but the final outcome of the match was never in doubt.

The three points are useful for Manchester United, as they keep improving their place in the Premier League standings. More importantly, the team received a confidence boost ahead of their Champions League match against Real Sociedad next week, where Manchester United will try to continue with their positive run of results.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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