Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham FC

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Fulham have not won at Old Trafford since 2003, and the odds of ending that drought tomorrow are anything but favorable. However, this is a greatly underachieving Manchester United side which just dropped points last weekend against another relegation zone residing team, Southampton, which promptly fired its manager two days later.

United are currently plodding along, middling amongst the mid-table mediocrity, and falling further from the top four. It’s a cliche, but this is indeed a must win for them. A draw against the league’s absolute bottom side is just as bad as a defeat. So, let’s take a look at who manager Jose Mourinho could select in his first team.

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We expect a few changes from the draw with Arsenal in midweek.

The Bank MUFC Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham FC (4-3-3)

Attack:  Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba

Midfielders:    Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata

Defenders:  Ashley Young,  Marcos Rojo,  Chris Smalling,  Antonio Valencia

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

 

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United vs Fulham FYIs

Injury Report: go to this link

Kick-off: 3pm (BST), Saturday December 8th, Old Trafford

Google Result Probability: United  Win 72%, Draw 18%, Fulham Win 10%

Odds via Bet 365: United  8/13, Draw 19/4, Fulham 9/1

Jose Mourinho Press Conference Video:

Prediction: United 2, Fulham 0

Feel free to post your own United and/or Fulham starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be. Enjoy the match everybody!

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation. 

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Lineups.com and Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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