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Solskjaer: Fulham clash is a ‘character revealer’ for Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Manchester United’s clash against Fulham this weekend will reveal the true character within his squad.

Manchester United travel to West London for Saturday’s early kick off at Craven Cottage, a game which they are fully expected to take all three points from, with Fulham floundering in the relegation zone with the worst defence in the Premier League.

However, the Red Devils have a number of high profile fixtures coming up, with French champions PSG the visitors to Old Trafford in a keenly anticipated Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday. After that, United travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the FA Cup, before their most bitter rivals Liverpool take the short trip down the M62, with United understandably keen to inflict damage on their rival’s title credentials.

United have been on a fine run of form under Solskjaer, picking up 22 points from a possible 24, although their fixture list has certainly been kind to date. However, despite the big games on the horizon, the Norwegian has urged his side to just focus on one game at a time, starting with Fulham on Saturday.

“Of course you take one step at a time and that’s one of the goals we’ve set and if we do so we want to stay there and improve on that,” he said at his pre-match media briefing.

“It’s been fantastic the last two months so consistency now is the key word. We keep on improving, keep on winning games, but in a better way than say the last one, where we held on [against Leicester].

“It was good enough but we shouldn’t just be happy with just good enough, we want to improve in games like this, Fulham is a character revealer, it reveals do we have the focus on what’s important which is always the next game and can we forget about PSG.

“The focus around the PSG game for a long time, Chelsea Liverpool, but they’re not the games that will move us up the table, they’re the other games.”

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