Fulham manager Martin Jol has highlighted belief as key to his side's hopes of success at Manchester United.

The Cottagers head into the match against Sir Alex Ferguson's title-chasing side on the back of a last-gasp defeat at Aston Villa and last weekend's home thrashing by Swansea.

"You need a lot of belief in yourself to win there," the Dutchman said. "Look at Crystal Palace in the cup, they did ever so well. "My old team Ajax beat them and Blackburn have beaten them so that is the feeling you need. You need to feel you're in with a chance otherwise you may as well stay here in London."

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