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Manchester United midfielder Fred has warned his teammates to focus on themselves ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Fulham. Erik ten Hag’s side travel to Craven Cottage for their final game before the domestic season is interrupted by the World Cup in Qatar. The Reds will be desperate to win the first half of the season, but Fulham could prove to be a difficult test. MEN Ten Hag will be without Cristiano Ronaldo, Antony and Jadon Sancho for the match against Marco Silva’s side, according to Sport. Ronaldo missed the Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa in midweek and did not travel with the team on Saturday. ALSO READ: Pundits predict the Fulham vs. Manchester United score Following the disappointing defeat to Aston Villa last weekend, Fred has insisted that the Reds must return to winning ways in the league. “I think there are a lot of games ahead of us because it’s a long season and we’re also in other competitions,” he told club media. “We have a number of tests ahead of us, and we should strive to win them all.” When the two sides meet on Sunday, the Brazilian could face former teammate Andreas Pereira, and he has admitted that the Reds will have to keep Pereira quiet if they want to return to Manchester with all three points. Pereira left United in the summer to join the London club after nearly 11 years at the club. He has been in fine form since his move, scoring twice and assisting four times. “I think he’s doing very well at Fulham; he’s a fantastic player,” Fred added. “Everyone knows how talented he is. We played together here for a while, then he went to Flamengo in Brazil, where he did well, and I followed him there “He’s now back with Fulham and having a fantastic season in the Premier League. We know his quality, but we have to play our game. We know their players’ qualities, but we have to play our game and win.” READ NEXT: The most recent Manchester United news, opinions, and gossip Ten Hag reveals United’s strategy for Alejandro Garnacho Fernandes statistics show United’s ace is having the desired effect Fabinho discusses his relationship with Manchester United star Casemiro. Christian Eriksen responds to Man United’s previous snub Saved Story This story can be found in My Bookmarks. Alternatively, go to the user icon in the upper right corner.