Craven Cottage

How to follow Fulham v United

Friday 11 November 2022 15:00

Manchester United’s domestic campaign will pause following Sunday’s Premier League trip to Fulham (16:30 GMT kick-off).

Our visit to Craven Cottage is the last top-flight game for 43 days, as the season takes a break for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

We all want to go out on a high ahead of the hiatus, and our preview takes you through everything you need to know before the match…


The action in West London is set to get under way at 16:30 GMT on Sunday and the game will be broadcast live in the UK by Sky Sports. Supporters can also catch pre-match, half-time and post-match shows via MUTV, and the United App.

Our live stream will begin at 15:25 GMT, with team news coming in just five minutes after that at 15:30. Live radio commentary will also be available throughout the game.

Short video highlights of the match will be published two hours after full-time with longer versions, including the full 90 minutes, to follow on Monday morning.

United's team news for Fulham trip


Get the lowdown on the Reds squad before our final competitive outing for five weeks.


Diogo Dalot is serving a one-match suspension, having picked up five yellow cards in the Premier League already this season, but Cristiano Ronaldo could be available again after illness. Raphael Varane is still injured, although he was selected in France’s World Cup squad this week.

United will also check on wingers Antony and Jadon Sancho, who are yet to play in November due to injury.

The Cottagers have their own suspension concerns, as right-back Kenny Tete and central midfielder Harrison Reed are forced to sit this one out. Bobby Decordova-Reid served his ban last weekend, when Marco Silva's side had their hearts broken by a late Erling Haaland penalty as they lost 2-1 at Manchester City.

Top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic is out, after also missing the City game.

“Mitrovic will not play on Sunday,” Silva said. “It will be more or less the same players who are available.”

Manor Solomon and Neeskens Kebano have been ruled out for a long period.


Despite an exciting 4-2 Carabao Cup success against Aston Villa on Thursday, United are still looking to bounce back from last Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Villa Park and end the first portion of the campaign on a high.

Fulham were not involved in the Carabao Cup in midweek, having fallen to a shock 2-0 defeat at League Two club Crawley Town during the second round back in August. The last-gasp reverse at Manchester City on Saturday brought to an end a strong recent run for the Cottagers, as victories over Aston Villa and Leeds were bookended by draws with Bournemouth and Everton.

Marco Silva’s side have been particularly impressive on home soil this season, with only high-flying Newcastle escaping SW6 with all three points so far.

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United old boy Andreas Pereira has impressed for his new side, with only five players topping his total of four assists so far, while summer addition Joao Palhinha leads the league for tackles, despite his combative style meaning he has already served a one-match suspension for accumulating five yellow cards.

The Cottagers have conceded 24 goals so far, the most of any side in the top half, but former Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno has produced a number of point-winning performances, while Tim Ream and Tosin Adarabioyo have established a promising-looking defensive partnership.

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The Reds have fond memories of visiting Craven Cottage in the last decade, winning on each of our last five trips and scoring 14 goals in the process. A Paul Pogba stunner secured all three points in January 2021, in a game played behind closed doors during the Covid pandemic.

You’d have to go back to 2009 for Fulham’s last success against us on their home ground, when they followed up a 2-0 win in March with a 3-0 victory nine months later. Those are our only two reverses against the Cottagers in London since the 1960s.

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Wolves v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)


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Kick-offs are 15:00 GMT unless stated.