Man United   3

van Persie (10), Kagawa (35), Rafael (41)

Fulham   2

Duff (3), Vidic (OG 64)

Saturday 25 August Old Trafford | Attendance: 75,352

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Man United
1De Gea
2Rafaelgoal
16Carrick
15Vidicgoal
3Evra
7Valencia
23Cleverley
8Andersonsub11
26Kagawagoalsub10
18Youngsub19
20van Persiegoal
Subs:
13Lindegaard
6Evans
10Rooneysub26
11Giggssub8
14Hernandez
19Welbecksub18
22Scholes
Fulham
1Schwarzer
27Riether
18Hughes
5Hangelandyellow card
28Briggs
16Duffgoal
19Diarrasub6
19Dembele
31Kacaniklicsub7
11Ruiz
10Petricsub20
Subs:
12Stockdale
27Kelly
6Bairdsub19
7Sidwellsub31
8Kasami
20Rodallegasub10
32Halliche

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25/08/2012 16:00, Report by Steve Bartram
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United 3 Fulham 2

central midfield with the introduction of Ryan Giggs for the final ten minutes, with Anderson making way. Another substitute, Hugo Rodallega, then forced a fine sliding block from Carrick after a neat through-ball from Ruiz.

Rooney fired narrowly past the top corner after latching onto Cleverley's intelligent through-ball, but the afternoon ended on a sour note for Rooney when Rodallega accidentally raked his studs down the England striker's inner thigh, leading to a lengthy stoppage with the game already in injury-time.

A dismaying end to the game might have plunged even further for United, who required another De Gea save - this time to fend away Ruiz's header - to preserve a hard-fought, bewildering win. Nevertheless, the Reds are off and running for the new season.

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