Manchester United travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in the early kick off on Saturday. Both sides have had a mixed start to the season, but three points this weekend could have a big effect on their standings.
Fulham currently sit 14th in the Premier League after 10 games. The Cottagers have three wins, three draws and four losses, leaving them on 12 points, just seven points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Fulham have two wins, a draw and two losses. Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja both scored within two minutes of each other in the first half, with these goals giving Chelsea the 2 - 0 win, despite having more of the possession. However, Fulham bounced back against Sheffield United. Bobby De Cordova-Reid opened the scoring in the second half, but an own goal from Antonee Robinson meant that it was 1 - 1 going into the latter stages. An own goal from Wes Foderingham put Fulham back ahead and a goal from Willian wrapped up a 3 - 1 win for Fulham.
Another 2 - 0 loss was on the cards, this time against Tottenham. Son Heung-min and James Maddison both scored in the win for Spurs, with Fulham only managing three shots on target. The one draw came against a high-flying Brighton. Evan Ferguson opened the scoring in the first half, but Joao Palhinha equalised in the 65th minute as the game finished 1 - 1.
The last outing for Fulham was on Wednesday in the Round of 16 of the League Cup against Ipswich Town. Harry Wilson, Rodrigo Muniz and Tom Cairney all scored in the 3 - 1 win for Fulham.
Manchester United, on the other hand, sit eighth. In ten games, United have five wins and five losses, leaving them on 15 points and eight points from the final Champions League spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, United have three wins and two losses. Despite Mathias Jensen’s early goal in the first half, Manchester United left it to extra time to turn on the style. Scott McTominay grabbed a goal in the 93rd minute and another one in the 97th minute to complete the brace and the comeback for United as they beat Brentford 2 - 1. United picked up another 2 - 1 win, this time on the road against Sheffield United. McTominay was on the scoresheet again in the first half, but a penalty from Oli McBurnie meant it was level at halftime. However, Diogo Dalot scored in the 77th minute to secure the 2 - 1 win.
In the Champions League, United hosted Copenhagen. Harry Maguire scored the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute as United won 1 - 0, with Andre Onana also making his mark by saving a penalty. The Manchester Derby, however, was a miserable affair for United. A controversial penalty opened the scoring for City, converted by Erling Haaland, who scored again early in the second half. Phil Foden then added another in the 80th minute to give City the 3 - 0 win.
The most recent outing for United was against Newcastle in the Round of 16 of the League Cup. Goals from Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall and Joe Willock gave Newcastle the dominant 3 - 0 win.
Fulham and Manchester United have met 89 times in their histories, with the first meeting came all the way back in 1905. United have the better record in the fixture with 55 wins in the fixture in comparison to Fulham’s 14 wins, with a draw being more common than a Fulham win, with 20 in the fixture.