Claudio Ranieri has stated his desire to overturn the fortunes of Fulham FC in the current premier league campaign. He appeased fans who slammed his substitutionsduring Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United . Angry supporters chanted: ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ after the Italian tactician made a substitution in which Andre Schurrlewas replaced with Cyrus Christie. Meanwhile the Fulham faithfuls were expecting him to bring on of Ryan Sessegnon. The locals were aggrieved to see two of their favourites, Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney, kicking their heels on the bench until deep into the second half of the game.

The cottagers fans also called for Ranieri to be axed as the club slumped to their seventh defeat in eight games. Ranieri said he doesn’t know why the fans are angry, because he had two players with fluincluding Andre Schurrle. That he could understand the fans always want their players to play but it’s not always possible. He said they wold try their best to win their next two league fixtures.

The latest defeat, which against the resurgent Manchester United, coupled with Cardiff's win at Southampton , leaves the Cottagers seven points from safety with 12 games remaining - having won just four of their matches thus far in the current campaignIt's all a far cry from the second half of last season, when a terrific run of form led to play-off final glory at Wembley under Slavisa Jokanovic.

“Over the weekend they fell to goals from Paul Pogba including a near post stunner and a spot kick“ and a Lionel Messi-esque solo goal from Anthony Martial.The frustration for Fulham was thatthey could have been ahead by the “time United took the lead“, with their first shot, only for Luciano Vietto to waste a glorious opportunity inside the first minute, scuffing wide after being picked out by Schurrle.

Ranieri who spoke to journalists after the game insisted that the opening 10 minutes showed Fulham can still save themselves, that they just needed to retain the composure. With which they started the match He said they conceded the second goal in the counter attack in transition, which is not possible against a team like Manchester United.

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