Manchester United are taking on Fulham at Craven Cottage this evening in a game which could propel Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side back to the top of the Premier League. Leicester took up the mantel of league leaders after their win over Chelsea last night and Manchester City moved to the summit with victory over Aston Villa this evening, but United will restore their place at the top by the end of the night should they beat Fulham. That will be no easy task, however, given Scott Parker’s improving team are regularly causing top-half sides problems and proving a difficult nut to crack. Fulham have their own ambitions, of course, and can climb to within one point of 17th-place Burnley with a victory here.
As Parker said this week: "We've done remarkably well considering where we were at the start of the season. We were probably the laughing stock in terms of how people were portraying us – never was that the case in-house. We've done remarkably well to be fighting and punching away like we are, not just with determination and grit, but with a real style about us. It's clear that you can see a real drastic improvement in our overall game. There was a narrative around us at the start of this season and that narrative was probably helped by the previous time we were in this division. We lost two games by more than two goals, that narrative was instantly in people's heads, 'Oh look, it's the same Fulham'. I just think people were blurred a little bit by the last time we were here. I can understand why. It was certainly an area we needed to address."
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