Fulham vs Manchester United Preview
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Manchester United travel to Craven Cottage to play Fulham on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League. Here is all you need to know ahead of the game.
What is the team news?
It’s going to be tricky for Ole because he needs to be able to field a squad that have the quality to beat Fulham, whilst also preserving some key players for their upcoming match in the Champions League against Paris Saint Germain. However he will not be able to use Marcos Rojo due to injury, but everyone else is fit to play. For Ranieri’s side, Christie, Bettinelli, and Mawson are all ruled out, with Schurrle and Anguissa being major doubts.
What does a win mean for each team?
A win for Manchester United would put them on 51 points and into the top four if Chelsea lose to reigning champions Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday. A win for Fulham however would put them on 20 points and increase their chances of avoiding relegation this season. The three points are crucial in this fixture… but who will be able to snatch it?
What happened in their last matches?
Manchester United’s last match came against Leicester City where the Reds managed to grab another 3 points and continue their fairy tale start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after it was halted by Burnley on Tuesday. A Marcus Rashford finish assisted by Paul Pogba was enough to edge United over in a 1-0 victory. For the Cottagers on the other side, they suffered a 2-0 defeat away against Crystal Palace. It’s not looking too good for them.
What happened last time?
Manchester United defeated Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford earlier this season in what was Jose Mourinho’s best match, until he got sacked following a defeat to Liverpool. Fulham weren’t in the top flight of English football last year so there was no fixture in Craven Cottage for me to tell you about.
Anything else I should know?
This will be Ole’s 11th match in charge of Manchester United and his final one before United host PSG in the pinnacle of European football. I think Ole will field a less experienced side on Saturday but they will still be able to get the job done, I’m saying 3-0 United.