Manchester United v Fulham Preview - Premier League

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Wayne RooneyManchester United welcome Fulham to Old Trafford on Monday looking for a victory that would open up a three point gap between them and their rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League (Manchester United 2/9 to beat Fulham). After City slipped up at the weekend with a 1-1 draw away to Stoke, Manchester United will be desperate to take advantage and pick up their sixth Premier League victory in a row. They have won eight of their last nine in the league, only dropping points away to Chelsea after a remarkable turnaround from 3-0 down. They have won their last four home matches in a row, keeping three clean sheets in the process and after winning 5-0 at Craven Cottage earlier this season, they will be confident of another strong showing against Fulham (Manchester United 20/23 to win with a clean sheet).

After a good run in February, Fulham have been poor in their last two Premier League outings, losing away to Aston Villa and at home to Swansea without scoring a goal in the process. Their away form leaves little to be desired, as they have only won two of their 14 away fixtures, both coming to teams currently in the relegation zone (Fulham 14/1 to beat Manchester United). Fulham have a dire record at Old Trafford, only avoiding defeat once in the last 49 years. They have also conceded 15 goals in their last five trips to Old Trafford (Manchester United 4/6 to win with a -1 handicap).

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Manchester United could welcome back Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones after both made their comebacks in the reserves on Thursday, however Nani and Michael Owen will be missing once more for the home side. Fulham have no fresh injury concerns for Monday evening with their only absentees being long-term casualties Orlando Sa, Zdenek Grygera and Steve Sidwell.

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