We kick off our first home game of the season in little more than an hour. Having been handed one of the toughest starts to a Premier League season possible in Everton away, which we ended up losing, United will be eager to set themselves back on the familiar winning way.
It’s not going to be easy against Martin Jol’s Fulham side that has been flying high of late. But if there’s one home fixture I’d take when we’re looking for a win, this would probably come in the top 5. And Sir Alex has made his first bold move of the season: dropping Wayne Rooney to the bench in favour of Robin van Persie, who was top scorer in the Premier League last year.
Manchester United (Starting XI): De Gea; Rafael, Carrick, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Anderson, Kagawa, Young; van Persie
Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Rooney, Giggs, Henandez, Welbeck, Scholes
Fulham (Starting XI): Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Briggs; Duff, Diarra, Dembele, Kacaniklic; Ruiz; Petric
Subs: Kasami, Kelly, Rodallega, Halliche, Stockdale, Sidwell, Baird