Another away win? Predicted Manchester United team to face Fulham

Manchester United will look to maintain their unbeaten record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tomorrow when they travel to Craven Cottage to face relegation-battlers Fulham.
United have kept three clean sheets in their last three Premier League away games and will be looking to continue that record and potentially make up some ground on Chelsea, who face Manchester City this weekend.
But there is also a huge match on the horizon against Paris Saint-Germain, so Solskjaer may well be tempted to rotate his side to keep energy high ahead of that one.
We’ve taken a look at the side the Norwegian might put out to keep his strong run going…

Goalkeeper and back four

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Solskjaer has seemingly settled on much of his defensive unit now; David de Gea, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw all look set to start.
Phil Jones, or even the fit again Chris Smalling may come in for Eric Bailly – which appears the most likely change.
Ashley Young’s ageing legs may be saved for the midweek match, although Diogo Dalot does not tend to get the nod away from home, so Matteo Darmian or Antonio Valencia are also in the mix.

Midfield three

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With United playing so well on the whole, any changes United may make are likely to be driven by the consideration of keeping energy up ahead of the PSG test.
With that in mind, Ander Herrera could be handed a breather at the Cottage, with Fred getting a chance to impress as well as keep the tempo up.
Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic look more likely to start and should have too much quality for the home midfield, in truth.

Front three

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Alexis Sanchez started at the King Power and could get the nod again to ensure Anthony Martial is absolutely fit and firing on Tuesday.
Marcus Rashford underlined how important it is that he always starts up front and should keep his place through the middle.
And this feels like a match where Solskjaer may feel he can get away with playing Juan Mata on the right – although he would be wiser to deploy him through the middle – to give Jesse Lingard the chance to rest before being unleashed in midweek.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.