Confirmed Manchester United starting line-up vs Fulham

Manchester United’s line-up to face Fulham has been announced as Erik Ten Hag looks to send the Red Devils into the 2022 FIFA World Cup break with a win.

The west London side have not beaten United since 2009, though Fulham did manage a 1-1 draw the last time the sides met in May 2021, with the Manchester side hopeful of maintaining their impressive record against the Cottagers this afternoon.

Here is how United will line up against Fulham:

Starting XI: De Gea; Malacia, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Elanga, Martial, Rashford.

Substitutes: Bishop, Dubravka, Maguire, Fred, Van de Beek, McTominay, Garnacho, Iqbal

Manchester United starting line-up vs. Fulham

The big story from Manchester United’s line-up is that Tyrell Malacia starts at right-back in place for the suspended Diogo Dalot, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka not even named on the bench as the former Crystal Palace star’s future under Ten Hag looks bleaker than ever.

With Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence confirmed earlier today ahead of the World Cup, Anthony Martial leads the attacking line in only his second league start of the season, with Rashford out on the left as Anthony Elanga is preferred out on the right to teenager Alejandro Garnacho.

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Speaking of the Argentine wonderkid, the winger starts today on the bench despite an incredible cameo midweek against Aston Villa, where Garancho bagged two assists as the South American youngster once again made a strong claim to being part of United’s regular matchday squad.

In total, Ten Hag has made six changes to the starting XI that swept Aston Villa aside on Thursday. And with a win today enough to send United fifth in the Premier League standings, a win is all that supporters are expecting from the Manchester giants this afternoon.

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