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Brede Hangeland and Hugo Rodallega will miss Fulham’s clash with Manchester United on Saturday.

Fulham captain Hangeland is out with a nerve injury in his leg, while Rodallega will be out for at least a couple of weeks, and potentially more, after tearing an adductor.

Aaron Hughes is pushing for a start after making his first appearance since Aug 31 against Southampton, but full-back Matthew Briggs is still out.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s experienced central defensive pair of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are in contention.

Vidic and Ferdinand played together for the first time since United’s derby thrashing by Manchester City in September in the midweek Capital One Cup tie against Norwich.

There are no concerns over striker Robin van Persie after a number of niggling injuries in recent weeks but fellow forward Danny Welbeck again misses out.

With almost a quarter of the season gone, Manchester United are still looking to record back to back league victories.

The nervy home win against Stoke last weekend brought some relief for David Moyes but the pressure will be back on if his side fail to beat struggling Fulham.

Martin Jol hoped his team was moving in the right direction, but last Saturday’s dismal display at Southampton, followed by defeat at Leicester in the Capital One Cup, provided a harsh reality check.
Stat of the game: Robin van Persie has scored six goals in his last seven away game for Manchester United in the Premier League.

Fulham (Possible, 4-4-2): Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson; Ruiz, Parker, Sidwell, Kasami; Bent, Berbatov.
Out: Hangeland (leg), Rodallega (hip), Briggs (hernia).

Manchester United (Possible, 4-2-3-1): De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Jones, Evra; Nani, Cleverley; Carrick, Rooney, Kagawa; Van Persie.
Out: Fletcher (ill), Wellbeck (knee).

Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 6, R1 Y4.

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