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Man Utd vs Fulham: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Manchester United welcome Fulham to Old Trafford tonight looking to regain top spot in the league table. Here’s team news, likely line-ups and predicted score

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Manchester United welcome Fulham to Old Trafford tonight looking to once again leap-frog rivals Manchester City and regain top spot in the league table.

City moved above United on goal difference after drawing 1-1 at Stoke on Saturday, but victory over Fulham would put the Red Devils three points clear with just eight games remaining.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have hit form at the right time once again, winning eight of their last nine games to close in on City, and Fergie has been testing Roberto Mancini’s resolve with his traditional mind games. A game the Scot seldom loses, just ask Rafa Benitez!

Team News

Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley, Fabio da Silva, Paul Pogba and Phil Jones all played a part in United’s reserve game on Thursday, so could be in contention tonight.

Sir Alex could decide to rest Paul Scholes as he continues to protect the ageing midfield maestro, fellow veteran Ryan Giggs could come in. Nani misses out due to an ankle complaint, while Fergie will be without long-term injury victims Anders Linegaard, Michael Owen, Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher.

Martin Jol has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, with Zdenek Grygera, Steve Sidwell and Orlando Sa expected to be the only absentees.

In-form striker Pavel Pogrebynak will continue in attack and hope to build upon his five Premier League goals he has scored in just four game.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

United smashed Fulham 5-0 at Craven Cottage in the reverse fixture in December and will face an in-form Wayne Rooney who has netted 16 goals in his last 16 games in all competitions. There will only be one outcome here, a resounding United victory. Man Utd 4-0 Fulham.

What are your thoughts on the game? Get involved in the comments section…

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Med

    March 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Manu5-0 fulham roney hatric

    • Footie Passion

      March 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      I love you….Roooh Hatric so good to be true!!

  2. nyende tonnix

    March 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    it is obvious that man utd will beat fulham 3-1 and rooney will score 2goals

  3. Idris bala

    March 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Man u 2 fulham 0 Rooney

  4. Deshane

    March 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    MU 2-0 FUL! I hope Paul Pogba gets some gametime. time for sir alex to utilise the highly rated frenchman more. he has a lot to bring to the team both in attack and defence. hope he makes the starting 11 or at least the bench

  5. Vicky Govender

    March 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Man U 3 / Fulham 0
    Must close the goal difference.

  6. Abera

    March 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    mu 4-1 Fulham

  7. Mustapha kaigama

    March 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Man utd 5 fulham 0

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