Fulham youngsters beaten by United

Robin van Persie scored twice as Fulham’s youngsters were beaten 4-1 by Manchester United at Craven Cottage in their final match of the Under-21 Premier League season.

Van Persie, who also hit the woodwork twice, opened the scoring for United early on and they were three up by half-time courtesy of Joe Rothwell’s brace.

Noe Baba almost pulled a goal back for Fulham in the second half but his shot was superbly saved by keeper Anders Lindegaard.

Van Persie netted again nine minutes from the end of a resounding win for the visitors, whose line-up also included Adnan Januzaj.

Fulham got a late consolation when Stevie Humphrys headed in Luca de la Torre’s injury-time cross.

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