Roy Hodgson has admitted he is less than enamoured with the FA Cup draw which sees Man United barring his team's progress to the semi-finals for the first time since 2002, writes Yann Tear.
And it is not just because Wednesday night's defeat at Old Trafford was Fulham's eighth in a row against United.
Although the Whites will enjoy home advantage if they can set up the tie with a replay win over Swansea on Tuesday, the Fulham boss has only got the better of Sir Alex Ferguson once as a manager - and that was in a pre-season friendly while he was boss of Inter Milan.
"My record against Sir Alex is pretty abysmal," Hodgson conceded.
"If we do get through [against Swansea], I shall look forward to playing them again but maybe I won't be putting too much money on the result."
Should Fulham get past the Swans at Craven Cottage, they will be pitted against United in the cup for an eighth time - three of those meetings having been in the past 10 years.
The most recent clash came five years ago when United won a quarter-final clash 2-1 at Old Trafford.Steed Malbranque netted with a penalty for the Whites that day, but Ruud Van Nistlerooy scored twice to take United through.
In 2001, United won 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the Whites' promotion year - a Fabrice Fernandes goal not enough as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham scored for the visitors.
In 1999, Kevin Keegan's Fulham lost to an Andy Cole goal in Manchester as United went on to lift the treble.
Fulham forced replays in 1958 and 1979, but their only success (2-1) came way back in 1908 in the first ever meeting between the sides.
Not so long ago, a replay in the FA Cup would have been unwelcome for the Whites in their battle to stay in the Premier League, but this year is different and the 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday was viewed positively.
Certainly Hodgson is not resting players as he did in last season's competition when Fulham bowed out to Bristol Rovers on penalties in the third round - a fact stressed by Simon Davies.
"When the manager came in last year, we were in the bottom three and not a good team," the midfielder told the Gazette.
"We were disorganised and sometimes you have to save players for the league.
"I'm sure every Fulham fan would rather have us really give it a go in the league. A long cup run can bring you extra games you don't really need. But this year, we are a much more solid outfit and we feel we can cope with the load of games and everyone wants a good run now.
"It keeps everyone at the club buzzing and the good form can definitely follow on into the league."
Saturday's details SWANSEA (0) 1 (Scotland 52) FULHAM (1) 1 (Monk og 44) Line-up: Schwarzer; Stoor, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Davies, Murphy, Dacourt (Dempsey 60), Gera; Nevland (Zamora 75), Johnson (Gray 85). Subs not used: Zuberbühler, Pantsil, Milsom, Kallio. Attendance: 16,573 MoM: Mark Gower (Swansea C)