Timely return for Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has been included in Manchester United's squad for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona.

The Chile international has been sidelined for the last six weeks because of a knee injury.

Matteo Darmian and Nemanja Matic have also been named in the 22-man squad as United attempt to reach the semi-finals of the competition despite losing 1-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw is suspended for the second leg after picking up a yellow card in last week's game against the La Liga leaders.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford believes United can cause a major shock by winning at the Nou Camp.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men managed to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the last round despite losing the first leg on home soil 2-0.

An upbeat Rashford said: "We understand as a team that we have to go into the second leg with a positive mind-set and get the job done.

"I think we have to do things more as a team. When they have the ball we have to press, and everyone has to press. When we have the ball and we're attacking then everyone has to be up, so if we lose the ball we can win it back quickly.

"We'll always take confidence from winning in Paris but we also understand that it's not PSG, it's a different match, a different atmosphere, it's a completely different ball game. We go there confident but if we're going to win it's probably going to be different to how we did it in Paris."

United are 9/1 to qualify for the semi-finals and 40/1 to beat Barcelona 2-0 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, they can be backed at 2/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Champions League: Can Man United Repeat Comeback Magic?

Barcelona vs Manchester United

Manchester United find themselves in a familiar situation in the Champions League quarter-finals. After suffering a first-leg defeat at Old Trafford, United must travel to the Camp Nou to overcome a 1-0 deficit.

Barca had a conservative gameplan in the first leg at Old Trafford, which worked out quite well. United found the Spanish side very tough to break down and did not register a single shot on target. Barcelona are now well-positioned to make the last four of the Champions League for the first time in four years.

The Red Devils already pulled off a huge shock when they overturned a two-goal deficit away from home against Paris Saint-Germain. And 20 years ago, they pulled off one of the most amazing comebacks in Champions League history at the Camp Nou.

But as the Barcelona vs Manchester United betting odds indicate, coming up with another epic away result will be a monumental task, to say the least.

Talking Points

Messi, Barca well-rested

As expected, Barcelona had Manchester United and the Champions League on their mind over the weekend. Manager Ernesto Valverde made wholesale changes for their trip to Huesca, which resulted in a 0-0 draw.

Lionel Messi — who was left bloodied after a collision with United defender Chris Smalling in the first leg — was rested, along with Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, and Gerard Pique. All of those stars should be back in the line-up for United’s visit to the Camp Nou, though.

Messi has been in simply stunning form of late, scoring 13 goals with four assists in his last 10 games for Barca. While his face will be worse for wear no thanks to Smalling, his legs should be fresh and ready to go after getting some much-needed rest.

Barca clearly didn’t bother exerting themselves too hard in the first leg, and thanks to United’s lack of cutting edge, they didn’t need to. But now that they’re at home, they should adopt a somewhat more aggressive approach.

The Camp Nou has been a fortress all season long. They’ve lost just once in 24 home games in all competitions, and that one setback came all the way back in November. They’ve also scored in each and every one of those games.

Solskjaer magic spell wearing off

Manchester United may have picked up a win against West Ham United over the weekend, but once again, they were far from convincing. That has been the worrying trend for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad over the past few weeks.

Prior to their win over West Ham, they had lost four of their previous five games — twice against Wolverhampton Wanderers. And in their one win during that span against Watford, they were outshot, 20-8.

There’s a growing sense that the Solskjaer’s new manager magic has finally worn off. The attack hasn’t looked as fluid as it did when he first took over. Meanwhile, the defence continues to be a problem; United haven’t had a clean sheet in their last nine games.

Preventing Barcelona from scoring at the Camp Nou will obviously be tough. Although, United are still dangerous on the counter-attack and could have more opportunities to break if Barca commit more players forward at home.

United have lost their last three away games in all competitions. Their last win outside Old Trafford was their remarkable 3-1 second-leg comeback against Paris Saint-Germain, which was without question one of the most improbable Champions League 2019 results.

However, United got very lucky in that match as their first two goals came from PSG errors, while their winner came from a very fortuitous VAR-awarded penalty following a handball. They obviously can’t expect to get as lucky again at the Camp Nou.

Manchester United will go head-to-head versus Barcelona in the second leg Champions League quarterfinals.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer before the match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford

History

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United are no strangers to epic comebacks at the Camp Nou. They famously got two stoppage-time goals — with Solskjaer scoring the second — to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the 1999 Champions League final.

But that game aside, the other pieces of history are not on United’s side heading into the second leg.

While they did overturn a 2-0 home defeat against PSG to progress, that was only the fourth time in Champions League history that a team has gone through after losing the home first leg.

Now they must win at the Camp Nou, which will take some doing. For one, Barcelona are undefeated in their last 30 Champions League matches. They set that new record after demolishing Lyon 5-1 in the round of 16.

Moreover, United have won just two of their last 16 matches against Spanish clubs (six draws, eight losses), and none of their last seven (three draws, four losses). Apart from their first-leg loss, they also drew at home and lost away against Valencia in the group stage.

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No matter how you look at it, this is a bad spot for United. Their recent form has been horrendous, with Solskjaer seemingly unable to find any answers to solve their current slide.

And on the other side, Barca have been close to unbeatable at home and will be the fresher of the two after resting their stars over the weekend.

There seems to be just one likely outcome from that combination, which is a comfortable win for Barcelona. The hosts are priced at 1.39 to win in the 1X2 market, while United are a whopping 7.80 to come away with the shock victory.

Barca are also priced at 2.13 to win by 1.50 goals on the us Asian handicap sports betting market, which would also be a wise way to go.

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Pickford content with his form

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has played down criticism of some of his recent club performances as he prepares to face the Czech Republic at Wembley.

The Everton gloveman has been under fire for a number of errors in recent outings for the Toffees, but a bullish Pickford believes his form has been decent, aside from a below-par display in the 3-2 loss at Newcastle United.

He told Radio 5 Live: "I know I made an error against Newcastle and a couple of errors before that.

"You know yourself if you are doing well and I think my form shouldn't be getting questioned. Apart from the Newcastle game I've been on a good run.

"In the Newcastle game, I made a mistake and bounced back with a good performance against Chelsea, so that shows my mentality and my character in myself, and I think that's been good for me.

"The manager has put faith in me to start and I've been training well all week as well, so that's good."

Pickford has been given the nod ahead of Tom Heaton and Jack Butland for the opening European Championship qualifier on Friday evening, with the Three Lions hoping to maintain the form which has seen them reach the World Cup semi-finals and do likewise in the Nations League.

Meanwhile, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will miss the action at Wembley and the following qualifier in Montenegro on Monday due to an ankle problem.

England can be backed at 3/10 to defeat the Czech Republic, while they are 8/13 to keep a clean sheet, with Gareth Southgate's side 7/1 to triumph at Euro 2020.

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Rashford sits out England training

Marcus Rashford may miss Friday's Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Czech Republic after being forced to sit out training on Thursday.

The Manchester United striker is struggling with an ankle injury.

England's official Twitter account posted: "21 players are taking part in today's session, with Marcus Rashford working separately to the main group."

England boss Gareth Southgate has seen five players withdraw from his squad for the Group A double-header against the Czechs and Montenegro.

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out because of a back complaint on Wednesday after Fabian Delph, John Stones, Luke Shaw and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out earlier in the week.

Because of the withdrawals, Southgate has already added Callum Hudson-Odoi and James Ward-Prowse to his squad.

Meanwhile, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is thrilled to be back in the England set-up after injury ruled out him out of World Cup 2018.

He said: "You have certainly got to appreciate it. I've found that myself coming back after being out for so long. To get back in the [Burnley] team and be back here, it's sort of a nice end to a difficult journey, really.

"It was tough. You get injured. It was a longer-term injury, I probably didn't know the details of it at the time and didn't realise the scale of it, to be honest.

"The first part of it is OK, you get your rehabilitation in. Towards the end when your mind thinks that you're ready but physically you're not quite there, that can be a touch frustrating. It's difficult but you put the work in, the graft, the opportunity comes and thankfully I'm back here today."

England, 7/1 to win Euro 2020, are 8/1 to beat Czech Republic from behind on Friday while Southgate's team are available at 4/7 to keep a clean sheet in the match.

Solskjaer enjoys Lukaku’s upturn

Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted to see striker Romelu Lukaku having hit top form to silence some of his doubters.

The 25-year-old Belgium international has scored twice in each of his last three games to banish the memories of no goals in his previous nine outings.

And Solskjaer believes a slight change of role has helped Lukaku to produce his best and begin to develop a more than useful partnership with fellow striker Marcus Rashford.

He told reporters ahead of a high-profile clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday: "I don't think a lot has changed. Of course, he's been asked to play wide a few times earlier on and provide more chances, but now he's more in and around the box.

"We need Rom facing the goal, not with his back to goal.

"Of course we played with two up front, with him and Rashy against PSG. They might form a very nice partnership together, because I wouldn't like to be a defender having them two running at me."

Solskjaer also confirmed that Anthony Martial has recovered from a groin injury and is in contention to feature against the Gunners, while midfield dup Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera may also be back in contention.

United have already won at the Emirates this season, claiming a 3-1 victory in the fourth round of the FA Cup in late January.

They are 2/1 to secure another victory on Sunday, with the Red Devils 10/3 to keep a clean sheet, while Lukaku is priced at 15/8 to score at any time in the game.

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Champions League: A Stunning Night With the Most Unlikely of Turnarounds

Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 (3-3 on agg.) Manchester United

What sporting drama! What magic!

There are only a few occasions when it’s hard to know where to begin, yet this was one such night.

In the box seat after a first leg victory at Old Trafford and up against a depleted Manchester United, virtually all the Champions League 2019 betting odds favoured Pars St Germain.

This us writer did, too.

Yet somehow belief, commitment and youth prevailed, refusing to be overawed against stronger opponents at the Parc des Princes and producing an incredible comeback which will live long in the memory, even accounting for United’s illustrious history.

Yes, PSG will kick themselves for mistakes which led to all three of United’s goals.

But the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer effect reached a new level in Paris.

The moment when Marcus Rashford scored a nerveless injury-time penalty will be replayed among Champions League 2019 highlights for years to come as United became the first team in Champions League and European Cup history – at the 107th time of asking – to overcome a 2-0 or greater home first-leg deficit.

Highlights of the game

Only two minutes had elapsed when Romelu Lukaku latched onto a back pass from Thilo Kehrer, calmly rounded Gianluigi Buffon, and slid home the opener.

Surely, a Champions League shock wasn’t on the cards?

Kylian Mbappe went close to an immediate response but did play a part in his side’s leveller 10 minutes later when he sprang the offside trap and played an inviting ball into the path of Juan Bernat who made no mistake.

David de Gea then kept his countryman out to keep the tie alive and was rewarded when Buffon could not hold a Marcus Rashford shot, and the livewire Belgian pounced clinically on the half hour.

United’s injury woes took another blow before the break when centre-back Eric Bailly had to leave the fray, but they kept their shape with the tireless Scott McTominay in midfield among their youngsters displaying a never-say-die attitude.

Angel Di Maria saw a goal disallowed for offside early in the second half, and the Paris mood remained tense.

It was PSG’s turn to suffer an injury blow when Julian Draxler sustained a hamstring injury, and his replacement — Thomas Meunier — called De Gea into action as the match reached the closing stages.

Bernat then hit the woodwork as the visitors tired, but their spirit was unbowed. Knowing his side had to score to progress, interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave another youngster, Tahith Chong, his European debut.

Then another as 17-year-old Mason Greenwood entered the fray.

As the clock ticked over the 90, Diogo Dalot’s speculative shot struck Presnel Kimpembe on the arm, and Slovenian referee Damir Skomina consulted VAR.

Manchester United have been spectacular under Solskjaer as they now get ready for the next round of the Champions League

Manchester United caretaker head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates their Champions League win against PSG in Parc des Princes

After the awarding of a spot-kick and much provocation from home players, Rashford kept his composure and drilled the penalty into the roof of the net in the 94th minute.

De Gea saved a shot again as United held firm during nine minutes of stoppage time, and the home players fell to the floor in disbelief as the final whistle sounded. Meanwhile, United players sprinted across to the corner to celebrate an extraordinary victory with their fans.

It was quite a night.

Key statistics

Solskjær has won all nine of his away games as United manager.

Mason Greenwood became the youngest player to appear for United in the Champions League, aged 17 years and 156 days, breaking the record held by Gerard Pique (17y 310d).

Mbappe has four assists in this season’s Champions League – more than any other player.

PSG had not conceded two goals in the first half of a European tie since playing Bayern Munich in 1997.

This was Manchester United’s first away victory in a Champions League knockout tie since a semi-final victory over Schalke (2-0), in April 2011.

PSG have lost just two of their last 17 Champions League games at home, and that defeat came in the last 16 last season against Real Madrid (1-2).

PSG have scored 36 goals in their last 11 Champions League home games but haven’t kept a clean sheet in each of the last six.

What’s next?

Paris St Germain now have nearly a week to prepare for a visit to second-from-bottom Dijon in Ligue 1 – a side they defeated 8-0 last season and 3-0 in the French Cup last week.

It’s then Marseille at home on March 17 before a visit to Toulouse on March 31 following the international break.

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Manchester United travel to Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend and then visit Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals to complete a trio of successive away matches.

Following the international break, they entertain Watford at Old Trafford on March 30.

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League will be held a week later on Friday (March 16) with no obvious clear favourites this time around.

 

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Rashford set for starting role

Striker Marcus Rashford has recovered from an ankle injury and is set to lead the Manchester United attack when they face Southampton at Old Trafford.

An ankle problem saw Rashford feature as a substitute in the 3-1 victory at Crystal Palace, with Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku handed starts – the latter making his mark by scoring twice at Selhurst Park.

However, interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Rashford is ready to return to the starting XI, although fellow forward Anthony Martial is not quite ready as he completes his recovery from a groin injury.

He told reporters: "It's the last training session today, but we're not going to take any risks with Anthony – it might even be a few more days before he's ready.

"So probably the squad will look similar to what it did on Wednesday.

"Rashford (is fully fit). He said he still felt it Wednesday night, but he'll be ready, so I'll probably start him."

England international Rashford scored eight goals in 13 games from early December onwards, but is without a goal in his last four matches in all competitions.

He can be backed at 11/10 to score at any time against the Saints, with United 9/20 to win the game at Old Trafford and 6/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Earlier this season the meeting of the two sides at St Mary's ended in a 2-2 draw, with all of the goals coming in an action-packed first half.

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Rashford hails Ole’s help

Striker Marcus Rashford says that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a "massive help" in his improvement for Manchester United this season.

The 21-year-old was often a peripheral figure during Jose Mourinho's time in charge at Old Trafford.

However, caretaker boss Solskjaer moved Rashford into a central striker's role and has been rewarded with arguably the striker's best form for United so far, scoring six goals in 12 matches.

He says that Solskjaer, a forward himself in his career, scoring 126 goals for United, has been a huge help in rediscovering his best form.

Rashford said: "He has that know-how, the understanding, that's the kind of thing you just pick off naturally off these type of people.

"Even not just out on the pitch, having conversations about it, it all adds up. It's been a big turnaround. As long as we keep improving I don't see why [he shouldn't get the job permanently]."

Rashford is keen to dispel the thought that he is just a central striker, saying that he wants to develop his game generally, adding: "I think nowadays, the time I've been developing, I've never wanted to be just a centre-forward. I want to be able to adapt, play different positions, different systems, I don't want to be just a centre-forward."

Having been undefeated in the Premier League since his arrival back at Old Trafford, Solskjaer faces one of his biggest tests on Sunday when Liverpool are the visitors, needing just a point to go back to the top of the league table.

United are 21/10 to win the game and tighten their grip on a top-four place while Liverpool are 11/8 with the draw 5/2.

Rashford is 13/2 to score the first goal on Sunday while United are 12/1 to win the game 1-0.

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Premier League: It’s the Big One!

Manchester United vs Liverpool

It is the biggest game in English football and as big as it gets on planet football.

Manchester United versus Liverpool at Old Trafford.

When English football’s two most successful clubs collide, the world watches.

Make no mistake. Despite the ‘new money’ that has come into the top level of English football over the past decade and a half or so, this remains the ultimate clash and the most fierce rivalry in the Premier League.

Talking Points

Both sides come into this one on the back of good results.

United were impressive as they knocked FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition on their own turf, while Liverpool played out a goalless draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League – a better result than many realise.

As has regularly been the case over many years, this clash has much riding on it.

Liverpool are desperate to win English football’s top prize for the first time in 29 years. When they last triumphed in 1990 it took their tally to 18 league titles compared to United’s seven.

Now, masterminded by the great Sir Alex Ferguson, United have 20 in the bank with the Merseysiders still on 18.

This season Liverpool – who have two more European Cup triumphs to their name than United (five to three) – are in prime position to end that drought but there have been recent signs the pressure is starting to get to them.

They were convincing 3-0 winners at home to Bournemouth in their last league match a fortnight ago, mind.

United have not been involved in the title race this season and are a massive 14 points off the summit.

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri trains ahead of their Premier League clash vs Man United

Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri during training

Their form, since the appointment of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – appointed three days after they lost to Liverpool two months ago – has been impressive though and they have climbed into the Premier League’s top four when the possibility seemed highly unlikely.

United will hope at least one of Anthony Martial or Jesse Lingard can make an earlier than expected return from injury this weekend, while Liverpool will likely be relieved Virgil van Dijk’s midweek suspension in Europe does not apply domestically.

Manchester United have won seven of their past nine home league games against Liverpool and have also won eight of their last nine Premier League matches, yet they have kept just one clean sheet in their 12 Premier League home fixtures this season, a joint-division low.

Two personal benchmarks are also very close to being reached, although only one could be in this clash.

David De Gea is one clean sheet away from his 100th in the Premier League, while Mo Salah is one shy of 50 Premier League goals for Liverpool – if he scores in this game, he will have 50 in just 63 games, making him the fastest player to reach the milestone for a single club.

Even without these intriguing stats, this has all the hallmarks of a clash which could produce many of the 2019 Premier League highlights in one afternoon.

In English football this is as big as it gets.

History

Liverpool’s 3-1 victory in this fixture at Anfield in December, when second half substitute Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice, was their first league win over United in four and a half years.

Last season, a Marcus Rashford double inside 24 minutes fired United to a 2-1 success at Old Trafford. The meeting at Anfield earlier in the campaign had ended goalless.

Both meetings the previous season also ended level. Again, 0-0 at Anfield, and then 1-1 at Old Trafford when Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelled out a James Milner penalty.

Overall, throughout a long and illustrious history, United have the edge with 88 victories, Liverpool have won 76 of the meetings and the other 65 games have ended in draws.

Betting Tip

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Manchester United Asian Handicap 0.00 @ 2.26
February 24, 22:05(GMT+8)

us fans will not be surprised to know the 2019 Premier League betting odds are a close run thing.

Liverpool start as slight favourites, according to 1X2 odds @ 2.35 with United @ 2.94. The draw – a result in three of the last five meetings – is available @ 3.30.

With plenty of attacking talent on display, over 2.75 goals will pay out @ 2.03 and over 3.00 goals @ 2.38.

For a repeat of last season’s United home win, correct score 2-1 is offered @ 10.50.

You can get Asian Handicap odds on Liverpool – 0.50 @ 2.35.

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Premier League: Eyes on the Top 4 for Manchester United!

Fulham vs Manchester United

Eleven points off the pace in the top four under Jose Mourinho last December, Manchester United are now just two points away from the Champions League places.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen what could be said as the greatest turnaround in the Premier League this season, but his job is far from over as they remain outside the big four—looking at Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Manchester United, however, have a chance to join the group and oust Chelsea in the process, especially with the Blues set to play league-leading City for the main event of the week.

Fulham aren’t expected to put up a fight, and the general consensus for United is that this fixture is theirs to lose.

Talking Points

Man United going for quality

Unbeaten in their first 10 games in all competition since Solskjaer took over, Manchester United’s rise is certainly not a fluke. They accumulated a record of nine wins and one draw during that stretch, scoring 25 goals in the process.

Remarkably, they have four clean sheets over that span and have conceded more than one goal in just one occasion—in their shocking 2-2 draw with Burnley last week.

Perhaps, the biggest change that happened for the Red Devils is their emphasis on counter-attacking football—a far contrast to the defensive, “park the bus” scheme implemented by Mourinho when he was in charge at Old Trafford.

As cited by Richard Fay of Manchester Evening News, Solskjaer has transformed Manchester United to the best counter-attacking team in the league. After averaging a measly 0.18 fast breaks per game, the Red Devils are now making 1.13, which leads the English top flight.

United’s new and more entertaining style of play was evident in their recent wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal against the Spurs after Paul Pogba split the defence wide open, while  Anthony Martial sealed a comprehensive 1-3 FA Cup victory versus the Gunners with another counter.

However, it’s not only the style of play that improved for United. Under Solskjaer, quality has been the main criteria for roster selection.

Romelu Lukaku remains optimistic to get a playing time for Manchester United's Premier League game against Fulham

Romelu Lukaku looks frustrated during Manchester United’s Premier League match against Burnley

Romelu Lukaku, who was pegged to be the team’s primary striker, has been dropped to substitute duties. The Belgian has only made one Premier League start for the squad under the stewardship of Solskjaer, and it has paid off big time as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were given opportunities to rediscover their form.

Paul Pogba, oft-criticised during Mourinho’s tenure, has been sensational as well—taking his game to another level and proving why United paid so much to bring him back. The French World Cup winner leads the team in scoring and assists with 11 and nine, respectively.

The likes of Juan Mata, Phil Jones and  Andreas Pereira started and disappointed against Burnley, and as a result, they were moved to the bench in their latest win against Leicester City.

With Solskjaer using a method that works and doing the right thing when it comes to his Starting XI, it’s hard to see the Manchester outfit going down easily.

Future looks bleak for Fulham

While United are experiencing a renaissance, Fulham are under a quick decline. Unfortunately, there seems nothing they can do right now.

Currently 19th in the league, Claudio Ranieri’s team is three games away from survival. And winning that much isn’t an easy thing to do, especially for a club that has only four victories after 25 matches in the 2018-19 campaign.

Fulham have a reliable scorer in former Newcastle man Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serbian international has 10 league goals to his name, even taking the Premier League 2019 highlights when he scored a brace against Brighton & Hove Albion to give the West London club their first top-flight win in the new year.

Nonetheless, Fulham’s defence is suspect, as they remain the worst defensive team in the league. They have already allowed 55 goals, nine more than the second-worst team in that department.

No other club has conceded more than 50 so far this season.

History

Fulham haven’t won against Manchester United since 2009, though they have spent more than half of the past eight years out of the top flight.

United took down Fulham 4-1 in their first encounter this season, thanks to Rashford who had a goal and two assists in the victory.

Before that, the two teams last played in the 2013-14 season. Manchester United won 1-3 at the Craven Cottage before Fulham forced a 2-2 draw in the return fixture at Old Trafford.

Betting Tip

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Fulham vs Manchester United Manchester United Correct Score 0-3 @ 13.50
February 09, 20:30 (GMT+8)

I don’t see Fulham challenging Manchester United here; not with the Premier League 2018 odds stacked against them; and not with United aiming for the top four.

Even the Asian Handicap odds at us point to a one-sided affair, giving Fulham a plus-handicap of up to 1.25 goals.

While Manchester United lose focus defensively at times, it’s hard to imagine anyone from Fulham threatening their backline. With that said, I predict another Manchester domination at London—one which could very well end with three goals to nothing.

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