Manchester United are set to lock horns with Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night, hoping to secure full points to regain their top spot in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side faced defending champions Liverpool on Sunday but the two bitter rivals failed to fire, resulting in a dull and uneventful goalless draw at Anfield.
Undoubtedly, United would have been the happier of the two English sides as they managed to come away with a point from the Reds’ fortress.
However, considering the Red Devils’ two biggest chances in the game, the Manchester side will be slightly disappointed they couldn’t be the first team to claim a league victory at Anfield since April 2017.
After a disappointing start to the new campaign, United have enjoyed a revival in their fortunes and are now unbeaten in 12 Premier League matches since the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal.
Their recent performances have sparked hopes that the club can clinch the league title for the first time since the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
But to keep their title hopes alive, United must bag full points against Scott Parker’s side who are currently in the relegation zone, having secured just two wins in 17 matches.
Fulham do not seem very daunting opponents for the Red Devils, but the Cottagers could also spring a surprise against United having already earned draws against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool this season.
Solskjaer doesn’t have many injury concerns, with non-regulars Phil Jones, Brandon Williams and Marcos Rojo the only absentees for the next match.
While the same cannot be said for Scott Parker who will be without Tom Cairney, Terence Kongolo and Mario Lemina. Antonee Robinson will also miss the match through suspension.