After a quick return from head injury,Wayne Rooney scored a second goal to earn manchester their first maximum three points in their game against Crystal Palace. Moyes will be relieved at the three points after one Premier League win from his opening three games, while he will also welcome the scoring return of Rooney ahead of a Champions League group match against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
On the whole, United struggled to break down their stubborn visitors – even when Palace were down to 10 men – in an unconvincing performance watched by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The Eagles will be left aggrieved by a dubious penalty decision by referee Jon Moss which had such a big bearing on the match. Van Persie slotted in a 45th-minute spot-kick after Kagisho Dikgacoi was adjudged to have fouled Ashley Young.
Marouane Fellaini came on after 62 minutes to make his United debut before Wayne Rooney scored from a free-kick.