Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has secured nine wins and one draw from his opening 10 games as United’s caretaker manager, with the Red Devils now just two points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
Momentum is with United ahead of a huge February packed with tough fixtures, and Solskjaer’s side will relish facing a Fulham outfit who sit seven points off safety having conceded 55 goals in 25 games.
Fulham vs Manchester United preview: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side eyeing top four spot
New signings Lazar Markovic and Havard Nordtveit are in contention to feature for Fulham; watch live on Sky Sports Premier League from 11.30am on Saturday
Manchester United will be aiming to move into the Premier League’s top four when they travel to Fulham, live on Sky Sports from 11.30am on Saturday.
Fulham have lost four of their last five league games and manager Claudio Ranieri says his team need “soldiers” to help them avoid relegation after only one season back in the Premier League.
The Italian took charge in November with Fulham in deep trouble having struggled under Slavisa Jokanovic and he has been unable to lead a sustained recovery.
They have won three times in the league since, compared to once in the first 12 games of the season.
But remain second from bottom with 17 points, seven behind Burnley who are one place above the relegation zone.
Team News of Fulham vs Manchester United
Andre Schurrle is a doubt with a knock, while Cyrus Christie is unlikely to feature.
Marcus Bettinelli and Alfie Mawson are also both out of action for Claudio Ranieri’s hosts.
Solskjaer could be tempted to rest a few key players with a Champions League clash against PSG on February 12.
That could see the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Diogo Dalot, Fred and Chris Smalling afforded starts, while Marcus Rashford may be rested after picking up a dead leg at Leicester.
The only other injury concern for United is Marcos Rojo, who is back outside running as he continues his comeback.
New signings Lazar Markovic and Havard Nordtveit are in contention to feature for Fulham.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is also pushing for a place on the bench, having recovered his fitness.
Alfie Mawson and Marcus Bettinelli both miss out due to knee injuries, and the on-loan Timothy Fosu-Mensah is ineligible against his parent club.
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Martial
Fulham XI: Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream; Sessegnon, Chambers, Seri, Bryan; Cairney, Mitrovic, Babel
Score prediction: Fulham 1-4 Man Utd
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The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
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The two teams have met 27 times in the Premier League: United have dominated with 19 wins to Fulham’s three, with five draws along the way.
United beat Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford in December, with goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford marking Jose Mourinho’s final home game in charge.