Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has waxed-lyrical about Fulham’s organisation on the pitch, claiming that the coaching staff must be of a high standard.
The Whites have certainly improved since the start of the season, and the biggest step forward they have made is certainly in their defence.
Indeed, Fulham have now conceded just two goals from open play in almost 6 weeks of action, and that’s down to their ability to remain organised and solid at the back.
“I’ve got to say I’ve been impressed. They’ve turned it around. I think they’re a club that is really well coached and well managed.
“Around about the time when the transfer window closed they made some shrewd, very good signings and you can see they’ve got a settled team.
“They’re hard to beat and hard to break down. They have some quick and clever players with individual quality and you can also see the organisation and the work they do on the training ground with Scott [Parker]. The coaches must be a high level.”
Scott Parker has to be over the moon with this, but he needs to make sure he shows Solskjaer that he’s right to be praising him on Wednesday evening.
Manchester United have the chance to return to the top of the Premier League against Fulham, but as we know, they haven’t always had the best of luck at Craven Cottage over the years, with Fulham proving something of a bogey team in the late 2000s.
The Cottagers have proved they’re no pushovers for the big sides as of late, taking points off of both Liverpool and Tottenham this season, and Parker has a great chance to add United to that list on Wednesday.