Fulham boss Martin Jol is not concerned about his team’s form despite what he called a “disastrous” first half in a 3-1 defeat by Manchester United.

The Cottagers recovered in the second half but conceded three goals in 13 minutes early on.

“We have some good players and we will do better, and in the end I think we will be fine,” Jol said.

“My only worry is that the supporters are not behind us all the time but in the second half they were fantastic.”

Fulham have struggled at Craven Cottage this season, winning only one of their five Premier League games but they slipped only one place – to 15th – after this latest loss.

Six of their 10 points have come on the road, and once Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney had scored within 22 minutes there were boos and chants of “Jol out” around the west London ground.

Fulham rallied as Alex Kacaniklic’s deflected shot offered a glimmer of hope with Darren Bent also heading onto the bar.

But Jol said he would take responsibility for his team’s performances after owner Shahid Khan insisted there would be no “rash” decisions in the build-up to the Manchester United match.

Jol said: “I can’t say that I’m used to [boos] because I’ve been at a few clubs where they were probably chanting my name.

“They are entitled to [boo]. I will take the blame. I’m responsible and I’m a proud man so I want us to do better and the players know that and that is why they came back in the second half to do well for the team and the club, and maybe a little bit for me as well. So I’m feel very confident.

“The first half was disastrous like against Everton [in the Capital One Cup] when we gave away cheap goals but in the second half you could see that there was a future in our team.

“People told me at Fulham to stop being defensive so I can’t be defensive any more. I can’t keep coming up with excuses but I still feel if you look at the teams that are around in the bottom half, it’s not easy – we are not Real Madrid.”