United are again under pressure following a run of four Premier League games without victory.
But even with the growing optimism surrounding his Fulham team and the fact that they are bottom of the table, Claudio Ranieri considers the match against his friend Jose Mourinho a free hit.
The Italian said: ”For us it’s a free match. But you know, when the bottom team plays with the biggest teams, everything you can achieve is good.
“I hope to make a very good performance and of course I hope to make the first clean sheet but we have to do the perfect match.”
Can I watch Man Utd vs Fulham today?
The Premier League clash gets underway at 3pm GMT.
There will be no live television coverage or live stream of the match.
FA regulations prohibit live football from being broadcast between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm in the UK.
Fans will be able to catch highlights of all the action on Match of the Day tonight (BBC One, 10.20pm).
Man Utd vs Fulham latest odds
Betfair’s Jasmine Baba said: “Not even comical defending or indecisiveness over team selection can stop Manchester United being 4/11 favourites at home to Fulham who are a big 9/1, with the draw being 9/2.
“Out of choice Romelu Lukaku leads the way in the first goalscorer market at 10/3, with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford next at 4/1 and 9/2 respectively.
“Over 3.5 Goals has landed four times in the last six Premier League meetings between the two teams and we have that priced at 31/20.”