McTominay and Maguire start as Ten Hag pursue more cup success

Carabao Cup champions Manchester United will be eager to continue their FA Cup run when they host Fulham in the quarter-finals today.

United claimed glory in the first domestic cup of the season last month and Erik ten Hag would love another.

Ten Hag’s Man United take on Fulham in the FA Cup this weekend

The Red Devils beat West Ham in the last round and will now face another Premier League rival.

Fulham beat Leeds in the fifth round and can go all out in the cup after enjoying a brilliant top-flight campaign.

But the Cottagers lost to United in November, losing 2-1 in west London after Alejandro Garnacho’s 90th winner.

Manchester United v Fulham: talkSPORT coverage

This FA Cup quarter-final will take place on Sunday 19 March.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is scheduled for 4.30pm.

talkSPORT will have full coverage of the game with Adrian Durham as host.

Live commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former England defender Micky Gray.

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Casemiro suspended for United's next four domestic games


Casemiro suspended for United’s next four domestic games

Manchester United v Fulham: The Teams

Man United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw, Sabitzer, McTominay, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst

Replacements: Butland, Dalot, Lindelof, Malacia, Fred, Mainoo, Pellistri, Elanga, Antony

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson, Palhinha, Reed, Willian, De Cordova-Reid, Pereira, Mitrovic

Subs: Rodak, Tosin, Cedric, Lukic, Wilson, Cairney, Soloman, James, Vinicius

Marco Silva's Fulham have had a memorable season


Marco Silva’s Fulham have had a memorable season

Manchester United v Fulham: The facts of the game

  • Manchester United have won all three of their FA Cup games by a score of 3-1 this season.
  • No team has enjoyed more own goals this season than the Red Devils (2), with six of their other seven goals scored by South American players (Casemiro x2, Fred x2, Antony and Garnacho).
  • Fulham beat Leeds 2-0 in the fifth round – they haven’t knocked out more than one Premier League side in a single FA Cup campaign since 2002-03, when they beat Birmingham and Charlton.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 16 home games in the FA Cup (W14 D2), since losing 2-1 to Arsenal at this stage of the competition in 2014-15. One of these two draws, however, ended in a defeat on penalties (against Middlesbrough in February 2022).
  • Fulham have lost their last three FA Cup quarter-finals, with this the first since 2009-10. They last reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2001-02, beating West Brom in the last eight games of that year.
  • No team has reached the FA Cup semi-finals more than Manchester United (30, tied with Arsenal). However, the Red Devils have lost five of their last eight quarter-finals, most recently against Leicester in 2020-21.
  • Manchester United have scored in each of their last 25 home games against Fulham in all competitions, scoring 63 goals in total. The last Fulham keeper to keep a clean sheet against them at Old Trafford was Tony Macedo in April 1963.
  • Fulham are winless in their last 15 meetings with Manchester United in all competitions (D3 L12), while they have won only one of their last 25 away matches against the Red Devils (3-1 in October 2003).
  • After losing their first two FA Cup matches to Fulham in 1905 and 1908, Man Utd have progressed from each of their last eight against them. It is their first meeting in the competition since a 4-1 victory in January 2013.
  • During his career in English football, Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored 120 goals in 255 league appearances (Premier League and Championship including play-offs), four goals in seven League Cup appearances, but never has never scored in 11 FA Cup appearances. .
  • Fulham have scored eight FA Cup goals this season, scoring in both halves in three of their four games so far. They last scored more in a single campaign in the competition in 2010-11 (10).

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