Fulham vs Manchester United will occur at Craven Cottage on 4 November 2023. The stage is set for a thrilling encounter between these two football giants, each with their aspirations and expectations for the season.
Fulham are back to being a Premier League mid-table side, but the fans want more out of their support. While the club works behind the scenes and manager Marco Silva works to ensure their primary objective of remaining in the Premier League is met, the fans will dream of an afternoon of celebration when Manchester United comes visiting on matchday 11 of the 2023/24 Premier League season.
Manchester United will enter this match with a sense of urgency, having claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Brentford just before the international break.
On and off the pitch, the club is in turmoil. Erik ten Hag is putting out fires everywhere, and he feels he needs to do more. The Red Devils have faced a challenging season, struggling to find performance consistency. The signs of a resurgence are appearing, and the club’s supporters will hope they continue against Fulham.
Defensively, both teams have shown vulnerability at times, making it likely that goals will be on the menu. This could be a high-scoring affair, with end-to-end action and numerous opportunities for both sides, which will keep both goalkeepers busy.
As the matchday 11 showdown approaches, fans and pundits alike will eagerly await this spectacle, knowing that the outcome could significantly impact the trajectories of both teams in the 2023/24 Premier League. Read on for match ticket information, match prediction and team news from both clubs.
Fulham vs Manchester United tickets will go live on both clubs’ websites at any moment. Both teams have already released waitlists for fans to sign up to get first-hand information on how to purchase tickets when they are out.
Signing up on the waitlist is a good idea as fans could get access to deals that others not on the waitlist will not be offered.
Fans who cannot purchase or procure tickets from both clubs’ websites need not fret, as there are trusted ticket reselling platforms that they can check out. These platforms – like Seatsnet.com – exist so that fans who want to go to the match can go while those who cannot will not see their tickets wasted.
Not all fans will make it to the Brentford Community Stadium on 4 November 2023 for the Premier League 2023/24 matchday 11 tie, which kicks off at 1:30 PM UTC.
Fans can catch the match on Sky Sports streaming (via the Sky Sports app), TNT Sports (via the Discovery+ app) or CBS Sports Golazo (via the Paramount+ app). A subscription to these apps and channels is needed to access the game.
Tosin Adarabioyo [groin injury], Kenny Tete [unspecified], Adama Traore [hamstring tweak], and Issa Diop [knock] are the names on the injury list for Fulham. None of their recovery periods falls into the period when the Fulham vs Manchester United game will be played at Craven Cottage. The October 2023 international break was good for the Portuguese manager because he could work with his team to find the best balance while his injured players recovered.
Manchester United also have a lengthy injury list: Aaron Wan-Bissaka [hamstring strain], Tyrell Malacia [knee issue], Amad Diallo [knee injury], Kobbie Mainoo [ankle issue], Luke Shaw [unspecified muscle injury], Lisandro Martinez [foot problem], Sergio Reguilon [tight hamstring] are all out of contention to face Fulham. Mainoo and Shaw could return to training before the game, and Shaw especially could start if he is available.
Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi is now a starter at the London club, so the former Arsenal and Everton man will slot straight into the midfield for Fulham. He will play alongside João Palhinha and Andreas Pereira in Silva’s 4-3-3. Raul Jimenez is currently out of favour at the club, with Carlos Vinícius being preferred over him. However, the Mexican striker could start this game for experience reasons, with Vinícius coming off the bench to replace him if Silva deems it necessary. Bobby DeCordova Reid will keep his place in attack ahead of Harry Wilson for maximum effect.
Fulham: Leno; Castagne, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Iwobi, Palhinha, Pereira; DeCordova Reid, Jimenez, Willian.
Manchester United will hope that Luke Shaw is declared fit enough to participate in the Fulham match as the end of his recovery timeline falls in the week of the game. If not, Victor Lindelof will continue to cover the left-back position. Raphael Varane will return to the starting XI alongside Harry Maguire, who has been impressive in the last couple of games he has created in the absence of the Frenchman and Lisandro Martinez. Casemiro and Sofyan Amrabat will continue together in midfield as both players have started to build an understanding of each other’s games.
Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Lindelof; Casemiro, Amrabat; Fernandes, Mount, Rashford; Højlund.
Fulham vs Manchester United should be interesting because only a little separates both sides on the Premier League log. The Cottagers are 12th, two places below Manchester United, with a one-point lead over them by having one more win. They have similar seasons, and this game could see Fulham pulling ahead of Manchester United in the league. Marco Silva will use this fact as motivation, and Erik Ten Hag’s team will face a team entire of running and energy.
The Dutchman will not deviate much from the style he is used to counter-attacking football with possession-style football as its base. The defence will also have to be as sharp as they have been to prevent André Onana from making too many errors as he continues to aid in the progression and distribution of the ball. Fulham will take a point from this game, but Manchester United will push the game to the max.
Fulham 1-1 Manchester United