Manchester United 4-1 Fulham | FA Cup fourth-round match report

Guardian

David de Gea retained his starting berth but Wayne Rooney lost his role as the Manchester United penalty taker. These were the main lines out of what was the calmest of passages into Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round draw as the 11-times winners could hope for.The tie felt over as early as the 127 seconds United required to strike, though it was not until Javier Hernández's 66th-minute finish that made it 4-0 did the scoreline reflect the one-way traffic.When the team sheet dropped United's XI showed six changes though De Gea was not one, following criticism of his display at Tottenham Hotspur, and he now moves on to Wednesday's league game here against Southampton.After Fulham went down 2-0 at Manchester City in the league last time out, their manager, Martin Jol, previewed this encounter by suggesting that United might be got at easier than t...

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