Manchester United have entered the most exciting part of the season as they are still in the running to add another two trophies to their haul following their Carabao Cup triumph last month.
Erik ten Hag’s men are fairly secure in their league position in what is turning out to be quite the debut campaign for the Dutchman at Old Trafford.
Having already ended United’s six-year wait for a trophy, United are at the quarter-final stage in the FA Cup and the Europa League, with ties against Fulham and Sevilla coming up respectively.
First up, Fulham will be making the trip to Old Trafford this weekend and speaking ahead of the game, Bruno Fernandes has admitted that getting past the in-form London side will not be an easy task.
“As David said, we have to beat the best to be in the final,” he told the official Manchester United website after David de Gea named Fulham as one of the best teams remaining in the tournament.
“Fulham is a really tough team, they’re playing really well with a manager that I know really well.
“They have good players, they have been in a good moment with confidence; we played them there [at Craven Cottage] and we knew how tough it was but we have to do our job. We want to beat them and will do everything we can to be in the semi-finals.”
Fulham have shocked the Premier League on their return to the top flight as they are still in the running to qualify for European football next season.
United’s first meeting with the newly-promoted Cottagers was decided after a stunning end to the game, with Alejandro Garnacho’s last-minute winner handing United all three points in the last game before the season was paused to accommodate the World Cup.
Ten Hag has been dealt several blows going into the game, however, with Scott McTominay, Antony and Anthony Martial all doubtful. Additionally, Alejandro Garnacho, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro are all unavailable since earlier.