Fulham vs Manchester United LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo boasts superb record against Cottagers but is doubt for last game before World Cup – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

    Fulham welcome Manchester United to Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League’s final game before the World Cup. 

    The Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by Aston Villa last weekend but hadn’t lost in five games beforehand.

    Man United have lost and won against Villa in their last two games

    Man United have lost and won against Villa in their last two games

    Erik ten Hag’s side got their revenge on Villa in the Carabao Cup in midweek and will be aiming to use that result to get back to winning ways in the league.

    The Cottagers have had an impressive season far on their return to the top flight and Marco Silva’s side sit inside the top ten. 

    They will be hoping to bounce back from a spirited 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad last time out. 

    Fulham vs Manchester United: How to follow 

    This Premier League clash will be played on Sunday, November 13

    Kick-off at Craven Cottage is scheduled for 4:30pm. 

    The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning at 4pm. 

    talkSPORT will also provide updates throughout the afternoon while talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog of all the action. 

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

    ou can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Fulham are loving life back in the big time

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    Fulham are loving life back in the big time

    Fulham vs Manchester United: Team news 

    The hosts will be hoping top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic is fit after missing the last game against Man City.

    Fulham will also be without wingers Neeskens Kebano and Manor Solomon, who are set to be absent with injuries. 

    Cristiano Ronaldo could miss out after he was absent in midweek through illness while Antony may not be fit to return this weekend. 

    Raphael Varane is still injured and Diogo Dalot will serve a suspension, meaning both can begin their World Cup preparations early. 

    Ronaldo missed the Red Devils’ win against Aston Villa in the cup

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    Ronaldo missed the Red Devils’ win against Aston Villa in the cup

    Fulham vs Manchester United: What has been said? 

    Ten Hag has spoken highly of Fulham ahead of the game at Craven Cottage. 

    He said: “That is going to be a really tough game. I think in the Premier League everything is very close, and what I have seen from Fulham so far is really energetic. 

    “They also play really decent football out from the back – I remember the game against Liverpool at the start of the season. So you have to be really good there to get a result. 

    “We have to do everything in our power to get the right result – that is what we’re preparing [for] now”

    Ten Hag is aware of how good Fulham can be

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    Ten Hag is aware of how good Fulham can be

    Fulham vs Manchester United: Match facts 

    • Bruno Fernandes could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this game. He has 38 goals and 26 assists in his 99 games so far, with only three players being involved in more goals in their first 100 for Manchester United in the Premier League – Eric Cantona (84), Ruud van Nistelrooy (78) and Dwight Yorke (66, in 96 games).
    • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League starts for Manchester United against Fulham – only against Aston Villa and Tottenham (8 each) has he netted more against in the competition.
    • Fulham’s Andreas Pereira has created 14 chances for Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Premier League this season, more than any player has for a teammate in the competition so far this term.
    • Fulham have scored more cross-assisted goals than any other side in the Premier League this season (9), with striker Aleksandar Mitrovic having more headed shots than any other player so far this term (21).
    • Manchester United have lost 11 Premier League games in 2022, their most in a single calendar year in the competition. They last lost more league games in a single year back in 1990 (12).
    • Coming into this weekend’s games, only the top three of Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle have kept more Premier League clean sheets than Manchester United this season (5). However, the Red Devils have conceded 19 goals, the most of any side in the top eight at the start of the weekend.
    • Fulham have lost just one of their seven Premier League home games this season (W3 D3). They’ve already earned more points (12), won more games (3), and scored more goals (13) at Craven Cottage this season than they did in the entirety of their last Premier League campaign (10 points, 2 wins, 9 goals).
    • Manchester United have lost just one of their last 18 Premier League games against promoted sides (W11 D6), going down 4-1 at Watford in November last season.
    • Manchester United have won their last five Premier League away games against Fulham, more than they had in their first 10 such visits in the competition (W4 D4 L2).
    • Fulham have won just two of their last 25 Premier League games against Man Utd (D5 L18), and are winless in 13 against them since picking up back-to-back victories in 2009.

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