X

Monday 19
August

Fulham

Ranieri wants huge home support

7th February 2019, 18:28 by James Mason

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri wants passionate home support when his side take on Manchester United at home on Saturday.

The Cottagers are 19th in the Premier League heading into this weekend's fixtures, seven points from safety, and defeat to the Red Devils would be a major blow to the club's chances of avoiding the drop this season.

Fulham have lost five of their last six matches in all competitions although they did win their most recent home outing, as they came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat Chris Hughton's Brighton 4-2.

Ranieri has now called on the home supporters to help them secure a much-needed three points against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United.

"I had to motivate the players, be positive to give positivity to my players. I hope also our fans at home give us something more to be solid and concentrate until the end," he said at a press conference.

"We know these teams are very strong, but I think it's much better to play at home than away and in these matches we have to get some points. It's very important to get points against these teams."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Fulham

Fulham

Bournemouth midfielder seals Fulham move

6th August 2019, 16:46

Bournemouth outcast Harry Arter has agreed to join Championship side Fulham on loan for the 2019-20 campaign.

Fulham

Parker disappointed as Cottagers crash

4th August 2019, 06:12

Fulham are aware of the challenge they face this season after losing 1-0 at Barnsley on Saturday, Scott Parker says.

Recent Sport Headlines

Cricket

Smith reveals third Test hopes

19th August 2019, 00:17

Steve Smith hopes to be passed fit to play in the third Ashes Test after missing the final day of the second Test with concussion.

Cricket

Archer has Aussies worried says Root

19th August 2019, 00:12

England captain Joe Root says Australia now have something to think about after Jofra Archer burst on to the Ashes scene.

Cricket

England run out of time as Aussies claim a draw

18th August 2019, 19:48

England ran out of time in their bid to win the second Test at Lord's as Australia secured the draw to maintain their 1-0 series lead.

Chelsea

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City

18th August 2019, 18:55

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in Frank Lampard’s first home game in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Formula 1

Raikkonen performance pleases Alfa Romeo boss

18th August 2019, 18:36

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur says the relationship between the team and driver Kimi Raikkonen is “perfect”.

Match Previews

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

18th August 2019, 18:35

Wolves go in search of a third consecutive home win over Manchester United, when the pair meet at Molineux on Monday evening.

Cricket

Mills set to miss Sussex's T20 Blast bid

18th August 2019, 18:33

Sussex have confirmed that fast bowler Tymal Mills has picked up a back injury and is set to miss the rest of their T20 Blast campaign.

Rugby Union

England man says team will learn from errors

18th August 2019, 18:29

England scrum-half Ben Youngs is confident his side will learn from their 13-6 loss to Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.