Manchester United’s visits to Craven Cottage have seen plenty of big nmes score memorable goals through the years.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial have all netted impressive individual goals on visits to Fulham.
Mason Greenwood will be hoping to get a chance to add his name to this list tonight if he is given an opportunity to start.
Here is a look at three reasons why United should start Greenwood at Craven Cottage…
United need to go for it
Fulham have earned draws recently with Liverpool and Tottenham. It will be a tight game, and scoring an early goal could make a huge difference.
United need to have an attacking approach, and playing Greenwood on the right wing would be an aggressive move.
Fulham are likely to line up with a three-man central defence, meaning United’s lone striker runs the risk of becoming isolated. So it is important to get another goalscorer into dangerous positions too.
The type of games Greenwood has excelled in
Last season these were the types of matches Greenwood really performed well in during the second half of the season.
He scored in matches against lower half teams Villa, Bournemouth, Brighton, with his goalscoring ability proving to be an extra factor teams could not cope with.
This is a great chance for Greenwood to show he is every bit as dangerous despite a dip in output this season. If United can get him firing, it will be a huge boost heading into the second half of the campaign.
Greenwood needs starts
Greenwood has not started a Premier League game since the win over Wolves on December 29.
United kept a clean sheet in that one, and there is no reason to believe his selection on the wing would create a defensive problem for the team.
If Greenwood is going to recapture the form he showed last season, he needs to play. There is a chance he could start this fixture, and against Liverpool in the cup, and really build up some momentum.
United may even be able to rest Marcus Rashford too, keeping him fresh for upcoming fixtures.
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