Fulham v United
Craven Cottage
Sat 1 March (15:00 GMT)

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28/02/2008 08:30, Report by Adam Bostock

Match Pack: Fulham

United will reclaim pole position in the Premier League on Saturday if a seventh consecutive win over Fulham coincides with another slip-up by Arsenal…

Form Guide: Fulham are currently 2/5 favourites to go down after Derby following just one win in their last 15 league games - 2-1 against Aston Villa on 3 Feb, only their third home victory all season. They also lost at home in the Carling Cup to Bolton while their FA Cup run ended away at League One side Bristol Rovers. Recently appointed boss Roy Hodgson clearly has his work cut out to keep the Cottagers up.

Ins and Outs: Louis Saha, a goalscoring sub against Newcastle, could start against his former club if Sir Alex Ferguson rests Rooney or Tevez for Tuesday’s clash with Lyon. Gary Neville is closer to a return after playing 60 minutes for the reserves.

Star Men: It’s difficult to ignore Cristiano Ronaldo in any fixture but particularly this one, given he’s scored in United’s last five meetings with Fulham. These include last season’s close-fought contest at Craven Cottage when his last-gasp solo goal turned a potentially damaging draw into a vital 2-1 win. Fulham’s USA international striker Brian McBride, back after injury, has netted in two games against the Reds to date.

Rivals Watch: Arsenal v Aston Villa, West Ham v Chelsea (both Sat 15:00 GMT)

What Are The Odds? 10/1 United to win 3-1 (


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