Cottagers handed stopper boost
Zdenek Grygera is available for Fulham's trip to Manchester United after recovering from a long-term cruciate knee ligament injury.
The 32-year-old Czech Republic international defender joined the Cottagers last summer from Juventus but only made five appearances for the club before rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Tottenham last November. However, Grygera has worked his way back to full fitness and is in contention for the game at Old Trafford on Saturday as the Cottagers look to follow up their opening day 5-0 win against Norwich. Meanwhile, Clint Dempsey will again be missing from Fulham's squad with boss Martin Jol claiming the American has been unsettled by interest shown by Liverpool and is not in the right state of mind to play. Kerim Frei and Philippe Senderos are unavailable because of respective pelvis and foot injuries.