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Manchester United vs Fulham preview – team news, a new debut, how to watch (Premier League)



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Manchester United host Fulham at Old Trafford in the Premier League as Erik ten Hag looks to make it five wins in a row.

Erik ten Hag‘s men have won their last four Premier League fixtures in a row, with Manchester United attempting to force their way into contention for the competition’s top four spots.

They currently sit five points behind Aston Villa in fourth and three points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fifth, but Fulham will certainly pose a challenge on Saturday afternoon.

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Here, UtdDistrict previews the tie with all you need to know.

Team news

Unfortunately, Ten Hag cannot select top scorer Rasmus Højlund for the tie after United confirmed that the Danish striker will be out of action for two to three weeks with a muscle problem.

Beyond this, Luke Shaw has been ruled out for three months with a leg problem, meaning that Diogo Dalot is now the only fit full-back in the first-team squad.

Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Mason Mount remain out but are expected back within the next few weeks, while Lisandro Martínez and Anthony Martial will not be back until the beginning of April.

Read our detailed team news round-up here.

A new debut

Media news on Friday afternoon revealed that Erik ten Hag is set to select Omari Forson for the first time in his United XI.

Forson has made three appearances on the bench this season and assisted Kobbie Mainoo’s winning goal against Wolves last month.

He has played eight times for United’s U21s so far amid his bench appearances for the first team, scoring seven goals and providing two assists.

Read our full predicted XI here.

How to watch

The Premier League clash at Old Trafford will not be broadcast in the UK as it was not selected for TV coverage – it will kick off on Saturday, 24 February, at 15:00 GMT.

BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT Radio UK will provide radio coverage, but there is no official live stream for the fixture.

In the USA, the tie will be shown on ESPN+, while those in the UAE can watch it on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. All other global TV channel information can be found here.

UtdDistrict will cover the entire fixture on X, including the pre-match build-up, match commentary, and post-match reaction for those unable to watch the game.