Fulham 1 Man United 3: Moyes hails Rooney and Van Persie partnership
Fulham 1 Man United 3: David Moyes hails Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie after the pair both score in win at Craven Cottage
David Moyes paid tribute to Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie after the pair helped fire Manchester United to victory at Fulham.
Antonio Valencia fired the Red Devils into the lead at Craven Cottage in the ninth minute and Van Persie rifled home to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes.
Wayne Rooney then tapped in from close range from Van Persie’s pass shortly after to make it 3-0, before Alex Kacaniklic pulled one back for Martin Jol’s men in the 65th minute.
“It [the partnership between Rooney and Van Persie] has already developed because they’ve been here so long,” Moyes told MUTV.
“It can take time but I thought there were signs today that they were really clicking.
“I think they created a goal for one another. It was great. Anyone who has been a centre-forward, you’re always looking for your partner to do well and they both did that today, they worked really well together, especially in the early part of the game.”
Saturday’s win lifted Moyes’ side up into eighth place in the table and also marked the first time the Red Devils have strung together back-to-back Premier League wins.
And the Scot was thrilled to see his side pick up another three points after last weekend’s dramatic win over Stoke.
“We’re delighted that we picked up three points as it’s never easy at Craven Cottage,” he continued.
“It was good, especially the opening 20 minutes, as we got off to a blistering start and the boys put us in a great position. We looked like we were ready to really rip them apart at times.
“We scored three and created a number of other moves that could have ended up in goals so I’ve got to say I was really pleased with that part of the game.”