Fulham vs Man Utd Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man & Predicted Score

By on November 1, 2013


Manchester United are in the capital to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on the top four.

The Red Devils head into the weekend action sitting eighth in the Premier League table and a full eight points off leaders Arsenal, so will need to keep up the momentum and secure another win this weekend if they want to reclaim their title.

Following a late draw at home to Southampton, United have recorded three wins on the bounce including a 3-2 win over Stoke last weekend, where they were forced to come from behind twice at Old Trafford.

David Moyes is slowly finding the consistency he’s looking for with his side now unbeaten in seven games and eased into the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup with a 4-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday so they should be heading to London full of confidence.

Fulham on the other hand are looking to bounce back after a disappointing midweek Cup exit at the hands of Leicester which followed a 2-0 loss to Southampton last weekend.

Team News

Martin Jol will have to make do without the services of captain Brede Hangeland who continues to be out with a leg injury. He’s joined on the sidelines by striker Hugo Rodallega who is facing several weeks out after tearing his adductor last week.

Defender Aaron Hughes is pushing for a recall but Matthew Briggs remains out with a hernia.

United have been boosted with the news that Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand came through Tuesday’s win over Norwich unscathed and are in contention to start this weekend.

Striker Robin van Persie was rested in midweek to nurse a niggling groin injury but is expected to start tomorrow alongside Wayne Rooney up front, but Danny Welbeck is out with a knee problem.

Moyes is expected to make several changes to his starting eleven with several first team names likely to be recalled after being rested in midweek.

Likely Line-Ups

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Key Man

Wayne Rooney:  The striker is getting back to something like his best form and it’s going to be important for Fulham to stop him finding space behind RVP if they want to take anything from the game.

Predicted Score

Fulham 1-2 Man Utd:  Fulham have been surprisingly poor at home this season and United have been finding more consistency of late, so I can see the champions edging this one.

What would be your preferred team for the game and what’s your score prediction? Share your thoughts below.


  1. John jude

    November 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Nice squad but kagawa in the place of fellaini then there we go


      November 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      I think fellaini has not yet captured the play of man utd,kagawa should have to start then maroun come in second half

  2. Shiven

    November 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I totally disagree with the xi… Kagawa played well last week soo he deserves to keep his place and RVP should be rested for socieadad and chicatito chould start

  3. sheddy kıtum

    November 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    good squad but Kagawa should start in place of fellaini

  4. donatus daniel

    November 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    the fans have said it all,no Kagawa,no support.Good Luck,Man Utd.

  5. Nwani chukwuebuka

    November 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Kagawa is still the man to help united to see the back of the net. So pls play kagawa Moyes.

  6. Bulletproof

    November 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Kagawa all the way boys!!!

  7. mich

    November 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Fellani should sit down, kagawa should start, nani and fellani should come in from the bench to replace januzaj and kagawa

  8. akinfolarin michael

    November 1, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    kagawa is utd’s only creative midfielder so mr moyes what is wrong with u.

  9. Kryz

    November 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Januzaj and kagawa should ave a place in d startin line-up 4 d fulham game cux fellaini is yet 2 get d united pattern while nani is really disappointin’ again….

  10. Kryz

    November 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Januzaj and kagawa should ave a place in d startin line-up 4 d fulham game cux fellaini is yet 2 get d united pattern while nani is really disappointin’ again….and plz dont 4get zaha as well

  11. ndendeule ngonyani

    November 2, 2013 at 3:45 am


  12. emmy okey

    November 2, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Am not say anything yet, I will wait and see if kagawa did not make the line up then I will knw that mr Moyes is hear to bring us down!!!!!

  13. Elder scholes 4 united

    November 2, 2013 at 5:53 am

    AMoyes united is a big club and we dizav our plece in da top play kagawa and boy 44 place if u want suport 4rm us

  14. Fidelis E.

    November 2, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Kagawa, Januzaj and Chicharito are all Important players, Fellaini should star on de Bench and put on @ 90 + mins.

  15. Evanlo's

    November 2, 2013 at 7:48 am

    In Kagawa, Januzaj & Chicharito we have winning.

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