His latest success will only make him even more sought after, so if the 49-year-old is to stay, he will want enough funds to be able to compete with the English elite. "When you get in the play-offs, you are one step away from the Premier League", he said, according to Express and Star website.
Allegedly wanted by, among others, Crystal Palace and Everton after helping Fulham back to the Premier League this season, Fredericks would cost United a grand sum of nothing should they win the race to sign him, after reaching the end of his contract.
Fulham however were reduced to 10 men after Denis Odoi was sent off on 70 minutes after receiving his second yellow card.
Fulham, whose style of play under Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic earned plaudits this season, were the first to settle and scored from the game's first piece of quality football.
Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon.
Sessegnon lit up the Championship with Fulham last season, scoring 15 goals and grabbing six assists.
Captaining his side yet again, the 27-year-old was a key component in the midfield battle up against tough opposition in Robert Snodgrass, Mile Jedinak and Conor Hourihane. We've had to balance the books, something which, over the past two windows in particular, I've come to get used to.
It is usually the first thing said about Fulham that they have played the most attractive football in the Championship, but there is a good reason for that.
With Villa losing in the play-off final, John Terry will not have to worry about inserting a clause into any new contract that would get him out of playing Chelsea next season.
While Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United did so by strengthening their squads in the transfer market, they still preserved a core group of players who had served them so well the previous season.
A central defender, a right winger, central midfield reinforcements and at least one striker in addition to Mitrovic, should be top of Fulham's shopping list.
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He admitted to fatigue afterward, and then played all but two minutes in Game 6 despite a sore knee from a collision with Nance. James' offensive explosion took hold late in the first half as the Cavaliers took an 11-point advantage into the main break.