The press continue to question Fulham boss Martin Jol about the situation around Bobby Zamora. In his prematch interview he explained that no player can expect to be granted an automatic place in the starting XI at Fulham.
The striker missed Saturday's 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers with a knee ligament injury and trained on Monday with other players, such as Steve Sidwell, Aaron Hughes and Damien Duff, who did not feature at the weekend.
Zamora, 30, is back in the squad to face Manchester United and was involved in an 11 versus 11 tactical session for the whole of the first team on Tuesday.
But Fulham boss Jol refused to single out the England striker as his first choice forward and insisted Zamora has not necessarily been the main target man under his predecessors, Mark Hughes and Roy Hodgson.
Jol said: 'It would be silly when you've got 21 players to say: "This is my best team". If you work hard and have a good mentality that's important.
'There have been a lot of other players - (Eidur) Gudjohnsen, (Zoltan) Gera and (Diomansy) Kamara - and I don't think you could say: "That was our strike force".
'How many times did Bobby play with Andy Johnson in the last three or four years? Six or seven times.
'Even if you would like to start with a certain forward line you have to change it week by week, almost.'