Manchester United will be looking to continue their fine run of form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when they travel to Fulham on Saturday.
The Red Devils have won nine and drawn one of their 10 games since the Norwegian took charge, returning to the race for the top four, while Fulham are struggling in 19th and look to have a huge fight of their hands to keep their place in the Premier League.
Read on for Fulham v Man Utd live stream options, team news, stats and TV channel info.
When is Fulham vs Manchester United?
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Craven Cottage
Date: Saturday, 9 February
Kick-off: 12:45 PM GMT
Manchester United are enjoying life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian winning the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for January, to go alongside Marcus Rashford’s Player of the Month.
But the Red Devils are about to embark on their most testing period with Solskjaer in charge, as they continue to fight on three fronts with United about to face Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Liverpool in three consecutive games.
However, first they travel to London to face struggling Fulham with the chance to move into the top four. Claudio Ranieri’s men are currently seven points from safety with 13 games remaining and their hopes of staying up look slim.
The Cottagers have the worst defence in the Premier League having conceded 55 goals so far and will not be looking forward to the arrival of Man Utd, who beat them 4-1 earlier in the season.
Where can I watch live?
UK residents will be able to watch Manchester United’s trip to Fulham on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, channels 401 and 402 respectively on Sky, and 501 and 502 for Virgin Media users.
Can Solskjaer lead Man Utd to the top four?
Manchester United have been revitalised under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho in December. At the time of Mourinho’s departure, United were sixth and already looked out of the race for the top four, but they now sit just two points behind Chelsea.
A win against Fulham on Saturday will see the Red Devils in the top four for the first time this season, ahead of Chelsea’s match against Manchester City on Sunday.
United do still have to play Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea before the season is up though three of those four games are at Old Trafford, where the Red Devils have won seven of their 12 games so far.
Why Craven Cottage could prove Solskjaer’s toughest challenge yet
United’s trip to Craven Cottage should be the Red’s chance to make it ten wins under Ole – out of 11 in case you hadn’t heard. Solskjaer’s side have been relentless since he took over and a win over the relegation strugglers should be a formality. We said that against Burnley though. February represents the toughest test for the new manager with a plethora of difficult games. After the Fulham clash of course.
While it’s easy to dismiss this weekend’s game as an absolute banker, now is not the time for complacency. How many times over the past few seasons have the seemingly easy games been the most disappointing? Even under Sir Alex Ferguson trips to relegation fodder occasionally undid us.
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Fighting for their Premier League survival, there aren’t many teams Fulham would want to face less than Manchester United. The Cottagers are without a win against United in their past 11 games – with just two draws in that time.
United’s 4-1 win over Fulham at Old Trafford in December brought up their 50th success over the London side in all competitions, with the Cottagers managing just 14.
But, despite United’s towering domination over Fulham, the two teams have shared a number of high-profile players.
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Fulham wins: 14 Draws: 19 Man Utd wins: 50
Fulham, who appear to have switched to a back four, make two changes. Tom Cairney and Cyrus Christie drop to the bench while Andre Schurrle and Luciano Vietto take up their places in Claudio Ranieri’s line-up.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 9, 2019
David De Gea captains United in Saturday’s early kick-off while Romelu Lukaku starts up front alongside Anthony Martial, confirming earlier reports Solskjaer has decided to rest Marcus Rashford.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 9, 2019
Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof also come out of the starting XI, replaced by Juan Mata, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. Diogo Dalot steps in for Ashley Young.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 9, 2019
Rashford’s absence upset some Fantasy Football players.
No Rashford ffs. FPL ruined. Ole the fraud.
— John (@jtayylorrr) February 9, 2019
And fans in general…
Mata and Lukaku in the team.
No Chong on the bench despite the fact Rashford is being rested.
Solskjaer going against his word once again…
— ☈ (@UtdRobbo) February 9, 2019
Bailly and Lindelof rested. PSG are not ready for this.
— James 🔰 (@mufcszn) February 9, 2019
Rashford on the bench – cheers crying here now
— CH1 (@IrwinMatthew) February 9, 2019
No lindelof, no party
— Erik Norin (@Erik_qqqq) February 9, 2019
Smalling Jones Mata, let’s not get overexcited just yet
— The Journey of a 1000 Miles (@MichMC1) February 9, 2019
Some may point to the curse of the Manager of the Month award, but that should be no such problem for Solskjaer. 3-1 Man Utd.