Man U downs Fulham

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey played the first 64 minutes for Fulham but teammate Carlos Bocanegra stayed on the bench as the Cottagers fell, 2-0, to Manchester United on two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fulham, which has won only twice this season, is in 14th place, two points above the relegation zone.

Fulham's other two Americans, striker Brian McBride and goalkeeper Kasey Keller, are nursing long-term injuries.

Manchester United is three points behind leader Arsenal, which has a game in hand.

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