Claudio Ranieri does not think Fulham’s upcoming clash with Manchester United is a foregone conclusion, pointing out the Red Devils’ unbeaten run must end at some point.
United have not lost any of their 10 matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s interim successor in December.
Solskjaer has earned acclaim for his impact on the team, moving away from the pragmatism which typified Mourinho’s reign and bringing back more of an attacking style of play.
“We must be positive and have to fight,” Ranieri told reporters. “If we don’t fight and lose, you lose before you play.
“It’s not tragedy, it’s football. We used to fight. If the opponent is better, well done to them. I want to see my players fight until the end. My fans will be happy seeing the players fight for every ball.
“Sooner or later they [United] have to lose. Why not against us?”