Lineker's prediction over Manchester United v Fulham comes back to bite him

Former England striker and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker made something of an assumption this weekend…

The 53-year-old Match of the Day presenter outlined his belief that Premier League champions Manchester United would beat basement team Fulham on Sunday. 

The hosts were undone in the 90th minute by an equaliser from the Cottagers’ Darren Bent but, as manager David Moyes stated in the aftermath of the disappointing result at Old Trafford, the performance was ‘diabolical’.

Lineker clearly hadn’t seen that coming, despite Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen’s insistence before the game that his prior knowledge of the Red Devils and their players from his time spent as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant would be of benefit to his team.

In fairness to Linker, Fulham didn’t look like favourites for the clash after taking just two wins in their last 10 games, losing four of their last five and managing to score just one goal in that same period.

But, as they say, never assume and, the way this season has been going, I think it’s safe to assume no one can predict the outcome of any game in the league, least of all the pundits.

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