Manchester United player ratings: Diogo Dalot and Romelu Lukaku shine as Reds fly against Fulham

MANCHESTER UNITED got back to scoring goals against the Premier League's bottom side as a number of Jose Mourinho's stars had an encouraging afternoon.

Ashley Young scored his first goal for over a year and the Red Devils may have just plugged a problem area for the long-term.

Manchester United player ratings: Diogo Dalot and Romelu Lukaku shine as Reds fly against FulhamGetty Images3 Nemanja Matic had a largely flawless afternoon, other than a stray pass to Romelu Lukaku

Find out how they rated in the 4-1 win over Fulham…

David De Gea – Had virtually nothing to do. Until the penalty, which he got nowhere near.

Fulham were generally woeful, but the world's best No1 needs to get back to his pre-World Cup form and this was a step in the right direction after his Arsenal blunder.

Diogo Dalot – The young Portuguese was starting only his fifth game and was tasked with keeping opposing teen Ryan Sessegnon in his pocket.

He skinned Joe Bryan after nine minutes and put in the first of a series fantastic crosses, a trait that appears to be his forte, especially compared to Antonio Valencia.

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Next Gary Neville… or even Philipp Lahm?

Phil Jones – An epic battle with Aleksandar Mitrovic never materialised. Jones made the right interceptions and the right headers, nothing to write home about, but nothing to worry about either.

Clearly more suited to a two-man pairing.

Chris Smalling – Attempted to spread the ball to Diogo Dalot after 16 minutes, but it went straight out into touch.

Maybe Gareth Southgate has a point over his passing ability. Still a solid, otherwise flawless afternoon.

Manchester United player ratings: Diogo Dalot and Romelu Lukaku shine as Reds fly against FulhamGetty Images3 Ashley Young scored his first United goal since his brace at Watford last season

Ashley Young – Was put under plenty of pressure by Andre Schurrle and even put the German on his backside. But when he got one-on-one with Odoi, the World Cup ace put the ball through his legs before smashing a shot inside the far post.

It was his first goal since his pair at Watford last season.

Nemanja Matic – Mis-hit a bizarre channel ball to Lukaku, which ended up 20 yards off target. Lacks mobility or intensity, but still remains a smart presence in midfield. The Serbian is still off last season’s fine early form.

Ander Herrera – Like a scorpion, the Spaniard won the ball back with sliding interceptions and tackles.

Better sides will use this to their advantage, but alongside Matic at the base of the midfield, Herrera looked at home.

Replays showed he had won the ball when he conceded a penalty, but that should not tarnish a good day's work.

Juan Mata – When United can find him the ball around the box, Mata can be devastating.

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