Premier League Preview: Man United v Fulham

Saturday afternoon, Manchester United are back in Premier League action with a home game against Fulham after Wednesday's win against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Team News

Man United: Anderson, Wes Brown and John O'Shea have all recovered from injury and are available to play against Fulham.

Sir Alex Ferguson also confirmed that Rafael Da Silva won't be available for tomorrows game but he should have recovered in time for Tuesday's game against Chelsea.

United will be without Wayne Rooney, who will serve the first of a two-match ban. Also out are Darren Fletcher, Anders Lindegaard and Owen Hargreaves.


The away side may be without Damien Duff, who is struggling with an Achilles injury. Diomansy Kamara and Philippe Senderos are both out.

Aaron Hughes is fit despite picking up a head injury against Blackpool.

League Positions

Man United still sit top of the Premier League, seven points clear of seventh placed Arsenal, who have played a game less. Man United have played 31 games, taking 66 points in the process.

Fulham on the other hand are mid-table. The club are in 10th position after taking 38 points from 31 games.

Most Recent Meeting

The last time the two clubs played each other was back on the 22nd August, in the Premier League. The result from Craven Cottage was a 2-2 draw. Paul Scholes gave United the lead, Simon Davies equalised for Fulham. United took the lead again after an own goal from Brede Hangeland, who scored his second goal minutes later to earn Fulham a draw.


Manchester United and Fulham have played each other 71 times, which have seen 42 Man United wins, 13 Fulham wins and 16 draws.

61 of the 71 matches have been played in the league. Man United have won 35 of them, lost 12 times and there have been 14 draws.

Recent Form

Man United: WWWWW

6th April: Chelsea 0-1 Man United (Champions League)
2nd April: West Ham 2-4 Man United (Premier League)
19th March: Man United 1-0 Bolton (Premier League)
15th March: Man United 2-1 Marseille (Champions League)
12th March: Man United 2-0 Arsenal (FA Cup)

Fulham: WLWDL

3rd April: Fulham 3-0 Blackpool (Premier League)
19th March: Everton 2-1 Fulham (Premier League)
5th March: Fulham 3-2 Blackburn (Premier League)
27th February: Manchester City 1-1 Fulham (Premier League)
20th February: Fulham 0-1 Bolton (FA Cup)


Arsenal don't play until Sunday, which is an away match against Blackpool. Chelsea are at home to Wigan on Saturday afternoon.

One Response so far.

  1. Davidthealien says:

    Yep looks like a reshuffle at the back for us in this encounter as Fergie will undoubtedly have an eye on Tuesdays game. Great to see Anderson back albeit in the reserves but what an impact and yes he scored twice (shocking to most i know). Nervous about this one merely due to the season running out and desperately want a win.

    With this being at home i can honestly see nothing but a win think it will be 2-0 and a fairly straight forward game, Berbatov and Nani the scorers of course if they play.

    It will be a relief and surely heap the pressure on Arsenal if we win and go 10 points clear. They play a very tricky game away to Blackpool who of late have slipped right into the relegation dogfight. If they raise their game this could be a cracking game and one worth watching.

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