The Red Devils have changed drastically under Erik Ten Hag’s appointment. Manchester United already won the EFL Cup and are in contention to win the Europa League and FA Cup. as well. Despite a humiliating 7-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League, United have bounced back. Manchester United showed a glimpse of their previous form against Real Betis in the Europa League. The Red Devils won 4-1 in the first leg and scored another goal in the second leg to secure a spot in the Quarter Finals of the Europa League.
Fulham on the other hand are doing quite well in the Premier League. The Cottagers had the chance to get to the top 6 of the table in their previous two games. However, after losing both matches, Fulham are ninth in the table with 39 points.
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Manchester United Form (all competitions): W-L-W-D-W
Fulham Form (all competitions): W-D-W-L-L
Players To Watch
Manchester United: Marcus Rashford
Rashford lost his confidence and form after the defeat in the Euro 2020 finals. He missed a penalty as England lost to Italy in the finals. However this did not stop him as he returned in great form in the World Cup. Rashford scored 4 goals to become England’s top scorer in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Moreover, his performance improved drastically for Manchester United. Rashford has become more confident on the ball and is determined to score more goals. As of now Rashford has scored 29 goals and has 9 assists in 43 games for Manchester United throughout all competitions. Rashford just recently scored a long-range shot against Real Betis and is showing no signs of stopping.
Fulham: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Mitrovic has been a key player for Fulham and has helped them earn promotion to the Premier League. Moreover, Mitrovic has completely dominated the Championship with Fulham. The Serbian striker scored an astounding 43 goals and had 7 assists in 44 games. This gave Fulham a massive boost as they earned a promotion to the Premier League. Mitrovic managed to score 11 goals in 37 games back in the 2018-19 season. However, he has managed the same tally this season in just 21 games.
- Manchester United lost their first two FA Cup fixtures against Fulham in 1905 and 1908. Ever since then, United have won their last 8 FA Cup fixtures against Fulham.
- The Red Devils have scored in each of their 25 last matches against Fulham. The last time a Fulham goalkeeper keeper kept a clean sheet against Manchester United was in 1963.
- Fulham have lost their last three FA Cup quarter-final fixtures.
Injury And Team News
Manchester United are missing out on Anthony Martial because of an injury. Antony is suffering from an illness and will have to return to match fitness quickly. Donny Van De Beek and Eriksen are long-term absentees. Casemiro is set to miss the quarter-final because of a four-match suspension.
Fulham on the other hand have their star player Mitrovic back in the squad. Willian missed the match against Arsenal because of a back injury however he can show up against Manchester United.
Manchester United: 23
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Manchester United Predicted Line-up ( 4-2-3-1) :
De Gea, Malacia, Martinez, Maguire, Wan Bissaka, Mctominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Fred, Dalot, Weghorst
Fulham Predicted Line-up ( 4-2-3-1) :
Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson, Reed, Lukic, Reid, Pereira, Solomon, Mitrovic
With Manchester United starting to get back to their form and Fulham losing their consistency. The Red Devils can easily get the better of Fulham considering their attacking power.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Fulham
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