Man Utd vs Fulham Preview | Injury Concerns For Utd | Expected Line-Ups | Prediction
Here is our match preview ahead of Man Utd’s Premier League clash with Fulham including team news, expected line-ups and predicted score
Manchester United will be looking to build on their encouraging performance against Arsenal when they take on Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
United were woeful during the draw with Southampton last weekend but they put-in a spirited display to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday night so Jose Mourinho will be demanding more of the same tomorrow.
However, United head in to the weekend action sitting eighth in the Premier League table having taken just three points from their last four games and they sit eight points off the top four so they desperately need to get back to winning ways this weekend.
They’ll have the perfect opportunity to do so against a Fulham side who sit bottom of the table after drawing with Leicester last time out but Claudio Ranieri’s side could climb out of the bottom three with a positive result at United.
Mourinho has plenty of injury concerns to worry about as Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw will all be assessed ahead of the game – although none of the injuries are serious and most of the quartet should be available.
Anthony Martial will also face a late fitness test after picking up a minor hamstring problem against Arsenal while Antonio Valencia is still struggling for fitness but Victor Lindelof and Alexis Sanchez are certain to miss out.
Ashley Young is back in contention after serving a one-match suspension in midweek while Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are pushing for recalls after being dropped against the Gunners.
Fulham expect Kevin McDonald to overcome a hamstring problem and Floyd Ayite is also likely to shake-off a groin injury.
Man Utd 2-0 Fulham: United have a superb record at home to Fulham as they’ve won 21 of their last 23 meetings at Old Trafford and the Cottagers have lost their last six games on the road this season. Therefore, despite Manchester United’s inconsistent form of late, I can see Mourinho’s men easing to a 2-0 win tomorrow.
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