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Man Utd v Fulham

DATE: Sunday 20th August 2006.

KO: 1:30PM.

LIVE ON: MUTV, PREM PLUS.

So, here we go, our very first Premiership game of the 2006/2007 Season, and hoping come the end, we will be lifting some success. We are Home on the very first game of the season, to Fulham, and this is the second time we have faced Fulham at Home on the opening day. Cast your mind back to the 2001/2002 Season when we faced newcomers Fulham at Old Trafford.

A Ruud Van Nistelrooy brace and a David Beckham wonder goal gave us a 3-2 win, although Saha(Yes Saha, who plays for us now) scored two great goals to give us a scare.

Even Van Der Sar was in the Fulham team on that day, so how times have changed. Our Record against Fulham is ok, it's not the best, we haven't won many times at their ground, usually there are boring 1-1 draws, but we are better at facing them at our ground, and come Sunday, that should give us the advantage to kick start our season with a win over Fulham at Home.

PREDICTION: Manchester United 2-1 Fulham

MATCHDAY ENCOUNTERS (LAST 6 PREMIERSHIP MEETINGS)

2003/2004 Season: Manchester United 1-3 Fulham
2003/2004 Season: Fulham 1-1 Manchester United
2004/2005 Season: Fulham 1-1 Manchester United
2004/2005 Season: Manchester United 1-0 Fulham
2005/2006 Season: Fulham 2-3 Manchester United
2005/2006 Season: Manchester United 4-2 Fulham
 

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Team News: United still have doubts over Wayne Rooney, who is carrying a groin injury. Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville emerged unscathed from England's friendly win over Greece, and should be fit to face the Cottagers. Doubts also remain over Michael Carrick, Alan Smith and Nemanja Vidic. Fulham, meanwhile, are at full strength except for the injured Steed Malbranque and Simon Elliott.

Pre-Season: Last Saturday's solid 3-0 win over Sevilla was United's final friendly, and Sir Alex Ferguson would have enjoyed his pre-season campaign more without the accumulation of several key injuries and suspensions. Fulham, meanwhile, go into Sunday's game buoyed by an unbeaten warm-up period and almost a clean bill of health.
 
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