Flu victim Barthez out of Cup tie

Fabien Barthez has been forced out of Manchester United's FA Cup match at Fulham because of flu.

Fabien Barthez has been forced out of Manchester United's FA Cup match at Fulham because of flu.

Raimond van der Gouw will deputise for the French international goalkeeper in the third-round tie at Craven Cottage.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has to decide whether or not to recall fit-again leading scorer Teddy Sheringham.

Dwight Yorke or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have to make way to accommodate the return of Sheringham.

Paul Scholes is a doubtful starter after limping out of the 3-1 New Year's Day win over West Ham but Denis Irwin returns from an ankle injury and Luke Chadwick is available again after serving a one-match ban.

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