RVP & Kagawa off the mark, but United make hard work of Fulham
Manchester United 3 – Fulham 2 (English Premier League, August 25th, 2012) (Alternative highlights, MOTD highlights) Freshly retired from international football, Damien Duff gave Fulham the lead inside 5 minutes. The United equaliser came from new boy Robin Van Persie. Shinji Kagawa took from his fellow new-boys lead, prodding home the second from the rebound. Fulham were given a lifeline when Nemanja Vidic scored into his own net. After only coming on a sub, Wayne Rooney was forced off right at the death with a huge gash in his leg.