The Daily Mail report that Fulham will adopt an attacking strategy this evening, in a bid to end a series of humilating defeats at Old Trafford. The Cottagers were beaten 5-1 by Man United on the opening weekend of last season, while it was a 4-2 thrashing during the previous campaign. However, manager Lawrie Sanchez is not scared:
“I like my teams to have a go, so we’ll go there and attempt to have a go,” said Sanchez.
“The fact of life is that United have a terrific home record. But if you don’t go there with some ambition you tend to leave with very little but a walloping.
“If you sit back and hope that for 90 m”
Will such tactics pave the way for the likes of Rooney, Ronaldo and Tevez to run riot this evening? After all, Reading demonstrated earlier this season what could be achieved when adopting a defensive style. The Royals were even down to ten men for much of the second half at Old Trafford but still left with a point.
It’s been widely documented that Fulham would be near the top of the Premier League if games were settled at half-time. Perhaps a change of approach during the interval would ensure the Cottagers would be nearer the top of the table that counts.