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How Manchester United could line up against Fulham

Ahead of Saturday's's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Fulham, Sports Mole looks at how Jose Mourinho's side could line up at Old Trafford.
By , Senior Reporter | 2mo

Manchester United play host to Fulham on Saturday afternoon having failed to record a win in their last four games in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho has watched his side come from behind to salvage draws against Southampton and Arsenal, but it has not boosted the club's hopes of achieving a top-four spot at the end of the campaign.

United currently sit in eighth position in the standings, and while the North-West giants sit eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, they are also only three ahead of 11th-placed Watford.

Mourinho has a number of selection dilemmas ahead of the game at Old Trafford, and here Sports Mole looks at how his team could line up against the Cottagers.



Out: Alexis Sanchez (thigh), Victor Lindelof (thigh),
Doubtful: Luke Shaw (knock), Phil Jones (knock), Anthony Martial (thigh)

Mourinho went with a 3-4-3 formation against Arsenal, but the Portuguese could revert to four at the back for the visit of the West Londoners.

Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are in contention to feature either side of the backline after injury and suspension respectively, but Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling are likely to be assessed after Wednesday's fixture with Arsenal.

Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera should retain their places in the team, with Paul Pogba potentially being brought back into the fold after only being named as a substitute in midweek.

Juan Mata did not get onto the pitch against the Gunners so the Spaniard could be recalled, and the playmaker may replace Anthony Martial who was forced off with a minor injury.

Romelu Lukaku could also start for United, having featured as a replacement against Arsenal.



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2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Watford2711793935440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham27106113540-536
10Everton2796123639-333
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2774162552-2725
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2745182661-3517
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411
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3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Watford2711793935440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham27106113540-536
10Everton2796123639-333
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2774162552-2725
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2745182661-3517
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411
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