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- May 8, 2011
Manchester United Under-21s ready for Craven Cottage clash - Official Manchester United Website
Manchester United's Under-21s will be in West London on Tuesday night to face Fulham in a key league fixture, with the action being shown live on MUTV.
The table-topping Reds are a point clear of Norwich City at the summit and two points ahead of Liverpool and Leicester City. Manchester City are only one win further back but have played one match less. Sunderland are in sixth place but remarkably Chelsea, in seventh, will overtake United if they win their two games in hand!
Warren Joyce and his players can only concentrate on their own fixtures, of course, and after last week's draw at Leicester City, three points are probably crucial at Craven Cottage. Meanwhile, Fulham sit in 10th place and are under threat of relegation from the Under-21s' top flight.
Robin van Persie featured against Leicester with Louis van Gaal continuing to use the reserves' fixtures as a chance to provide 'match rhythm' for his senior stars. Andreas Pereira could return after sitting on the bench in the first team's defeat at Everton while James Wilson is likely to start after also being in the matchday squad at Goodison Park. Rafael is definitely missing as he is out for the season with broken ribs.
The game kicks off at 19:00 BST and is live on MUTV, with build-up and commentary from 18:30.