Premier League – Fulham-Manchester United
Let’s head out to the Craven Cottage in London, because the struggling Fulham is facing the inspired Manchester United in a match from the 26th round of the Premier League.
Fulham are fighting for survival, but it does not look easy for them. Right now Cottagers are 19th in the league standings with just 17 points, being 7 points behind the Burnley and the safe zone. How you can see, Fulham have a theoretical chance to survive, but this gap is pretty serious. In order to reduce it, Claudio Ranieri’s boys need to be at their best.
And that’s not the case for Fulham lately. Cottagers lost four of their last five games, winning only once against Brighton & Hove Albion. Surely this is not the form which would allow them to survive. They need to do more.
In their last game Fulham suffered a 0-2 defeat during the visit to Crystal Palace. It was another blank performance by Ranieri’s team.
Manchester United on the other hand are feeling inspired since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They are unbeaten since this moment, mostly winning their games. This allowed United to go higher in the standings. Now they are 5th with 48 points and a record of 14 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses.
In their last game the Red Devils celebrated a tough, but important 1-0 win during the visit to Leicester City at the King Power. Marcus Rashford scored United’s only goal in the game.
The only mistake Manchester United did with Solskjaer so far was the 2-2 draw with Burnley at the Old Trafford. This was really a surprising result for everybody.
Manchester United are surely favourites to beat Fulham at the Craven Cottage. But remember that Fulham are team in trouble, so they will need every point they can win.