TEAM NEWS: Nani & Valencia start for Manchester United's clash against Fulham

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has handed Antonio Valencia and Nani starts for his team’s trip to west London to face Fulham.

The duo are part of six changes from the team that narrowly beat Southampton 2-1 in midweek. In defence Rafael, Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans return while Tom Cleverley comes into the midfield.

Fulham make just two changes with Chris Baird and Ashkan Dejagah coming in for Sascha Riether and Steve Sidwell. New signing Urby Emmanuelson is on the bench while the injured Dimitar Berbatov misses out against his former team.

Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise; Dejagah, Baird, Karagounis, Duff; Ruiz, Rodallega.

Subs: Etheridge, Hughes, Frimpong, Emanuelson, Davies, Kacaniklic, Petric

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani, Rooney, Valencia, Van Persie.

Subs: Amos, Anderson, Giggs, Smalling, Hernandez, Welbeck, Kagawa.

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