ROMELU LUKAKU marked his return to favour with a goal as Manchester United lifted the gloom over Old Trafford.
The Belgian was dropped to the bench against Arsenal in midweek – but gave the response manager Jose Mourinho was looking for.
Getty Images8 Romelu Lukaku scored as Man Utd beat Fulham 4-1
PA:Press Association8 The Belgian broke his duck as United recorded a fine win at home
He grabbed the third goal and had a hand in another as United turned on the style and won in the Premier League for the first time since early November.
Skipper Ashley Young struck his first goal of the season on 13 minutes to ensure United got off the start they needed.
He received a pass from Marcus Rashford and skipped past Denis Odoi before sending an angled drive fizzing past Sergio Rico.
It was the first time Jose Mourinho's men had been ahead in the first half since late October and it lifted some of the gloom above Old Trafford.
Getty Images8 Ashley Young opened the scoring at Old Trafford
Getty Images8 Juan Mata also got on the scoresheet for United
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Lukaku played his part in the build up to the second goal as he found Rashford on the left.
The England youngster squared and Juan Mata steered a low shot into the corner from the edge of the box.
And the hosts effectively put the game to bed before half time with another well worked goal as Mata turned provider.
After some good build up work he crossed from Lukaku to tap in from close range – and claim his first goal at Old Trafford since March.
Reuters8 The result thrilled those in attendance at the Theatre of Dreams
Reuters8 Marcus Rashford added a late fourth for the Red Devils