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01/02/2013 09:19, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Preview: Fulham away

Date, time and coverage:

Saturday 2 February, 17:30 GMT. The match will be shown on ESPN and you can also follow it live via ManUtd.com’s radio and text commentaries.

Form guide: United moved seven points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League with victory over Southampton on Wednesday, extending an unbeaten run in the top flight to 12 games. The Reds are also top scorers in the division with 59 goals and recently put four past Fulham during last weekend’s FA Cup triumph at Old Trafford. The Cottagers are boosted, however, by a midweek victory over West Ham, moving them up to 12th and eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Betting: Sir Alex’s men have fallen behind in 12 of 24 league matches this term, somehow coming from behind to salvage a plethora of memorable victories. Is it going to happen again? You can back Fulham/United in the half-time/full-time market with bwin at odds of 23.00.

Ins and outs: Javier Hernandez missed Wednesday’s match with a mild hip injury but could feature on Saturday. Ashley Young (knee)is still out while Jonny Evans is in contention to return from a hamstring problem. Fulham might be without ex-Reds Kieran Richardson and Dimitar Berbatov, who pulled his hamstring in midweek, while Simon Davies, Karim Frei and Mahamadou Diarra are out.

Last meeting: Last weekend, United swept Fulham aside to march into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a clinical 4-1 victory. Ryan Giggs opened the scoring from the penalty spot after just two minutes, before two goals from Chicharito and another from Wayne Rooney wrapped up a comfortable win, with Aaron Hughes netting a late consolation.

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