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Best Manchester United players to sign in 2018/19 – Complete Members’ Analysis

Defence looks to be where Fantasy Premier League managers will concentrate on in 2018/19 when it comes to Manchester United.

No top flight side kept more clean sheets than the Red Devils last season thanks to some stellar work from David De Gea.

However, Jose Mourinho’s men have some work to do to convince Fantasy managers to invest in their attack after an underwhelming end to 2017/18 offensively.

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1,101 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dillonb93
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone else think Laporte 5.5 is a overlooked great option??

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Could be a rotation risk though.

    2. Andy_Social
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Potentially, but where is he in a pecking order involving Otamendi, Kompany, Stones and himself? He may actually start GW1 as full back in the absence of Walker and Mendy. I suspect he'll spend the start of most games on the bench rather than on the pitch, but it's impossible to say at the moment, and pre-season won't offer many clues either.

      1. stat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Mendy is already in training though, he should start

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Ederson is the same price and he’s nailed

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Not really, think he’s actually been priced out of the game with Ota Kompany Stones. Ederson & !endy look the City options at th back

    5. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I've considered him but the extra 0.5 for Mendy is well worth it in my opinion.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Absolutely. Laporte carries no attacking threat whereas Mendy should be an assist-machine.

  2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Would going with Zaha/Aguero/Arnie be better than going with Firmino for the beginning seeing as Firmino may be rested? My other Forward are Auba & Kamara.

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Think Firmino will start myself

  3. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    If fpl had an in app purchase for additional funds would you pay let’s say £20 real money for £10mil additional in game funds?

    1. Syphras
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No way, that would be a horrible addition. The great thing about FPL is that everyone has an equal opportunity to win. It is down to a mix of skill and luck, not down to financial muscle.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Ruin the spirit of the game. Not a level playing ground.

    3. TheDonald
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Would definitely ruin the game. I’d probably pay it, but it would be a huge detractor.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      This would make me sad 🙁

    5. DJDave1979
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No. I'd just stop playing entirely. The option to pay for a transfer ruined one of the other games for me. The ability to pay to buy 3 more premium players would make an absolute mockery of the game.

      Games where you can buy loads of teams such as Telegraph are bad enough, but at least the fundamentals of the game are a level playing field.

      FPL is best because you can (theoretically) only have one team and it's all level. I therefore spend far longer thinking about moves because it's a one-shot game.

      The scenario you paint would be pretty ridiculous.

    6. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nah, I love level playing fields. It's so rare these days with micro transactions in virtually every game.

      FPL is the perfect game. It's free, fair and has the perfect skill / luck balance. (In my opinion)

    7. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      fantasy financial doping.....
      I heard it all now...

    8. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Terrible idea

  4. Tikka MoSalah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    A) Mane and Arnautovic
    B) Keita and Lacazette

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I think Keita is unselectable unfortunately. You can only have 3 Liverpool slots from Alisson, TAA, VVD, Robbo, Mané, Salah, Firmino.... wasting one of those on Keita seems like trying to be a little too clever.

      If you have a gut feeling he will do well though by all means go for him. But bear in mind he’ll be doing well to get near what Pogba scored last year, and Pogba is generally stereotypically derided on here for being underwhelming (an incorrect stance imo)

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      B. Lacazette should outscore Mané and Keita might outscore Arnie. Prefer an Everton mid however.

  5. Syphras
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    So what are people thinking with regard to formations?

    What do you normally play, and is this season different? Or are you aiming to have flexibility to switch between a couple of different formations?

    Which formation and why?:
    3-4-3
    3-5-2
    4-5-1
    4-4-2
    4-3-3
    etc.

    1. william prunier
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      3-5-2 eventually

      1. Syphras
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        This will be my main formation, but depending on rotation could be a 4-4-2.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Normally play with 7 attackers, usually 5 midfielders. Looking like finally going 5 at the back this year though with Salah’s price, and also looking like 1 up front. Should be fun

      1. Syphras
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I've often heard people talking about loading up in defence, but it just seems so odd to me, I couldn't bring myself to do it.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Do you have a template-brain or are you an out-of-the-box thinker?

          I'm the latter: 5-4-1/4-5-1 this season for me.

          1. Syphras
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I am always tempted to template, but try to break away from that with regards to selection. Typically by formations are always centred around a 3-4-3, 3-5-2, or 4-4-2

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              It does feel very counterintuitive when you see only 1 striker in your starting 11, after all we subconsciously associate the mighty striker with the most points. But a couple of 5.5m defenders should easily outscore a 5.5/5.5 striker/midfielder imo.

              At least until we know which cutprice attackers will actually bring home the bacon & that could take a few weeks to become clear

              1. Andy_Social
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Have you seen my draft? My one striker is 6.5m! You'd faint.

    3. DJDave1979
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Aiming for flexibility but I think I will usually have 4 or 5 in midfield and 1 or 2 strikers. Strikers just don't seem worth the money. The moving of Arnie and Zaha up front just highlighted that for me. I will probably start with Aguero and Auba but if I get Kane, I can see him being on his own at some point.

      1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Arnie has terrible fixtures and Zaha might be sold as well.
        I steered lear of both

    4. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Usually 3-4-3, but 3-5-2 this season with ability to switch to 4 back

      1. Syphras
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        This is my thinking.

    5. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I put my formation where the value is, never really bothered about which one I'm using as long as it's relatively easy to change from in times of desperation.

    6. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      4-3-3 at the moment because I feel that is where the value is.
      I did not like the cheap mid options and going with five at the back gives less flexibility.
      4-3-3 works particulary well with no salah this eanbles you to get a decent defence with attacking threat, a potent midfield and two high priced strikers up top

    7. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Might go for a 442 this year, instead of my typical 343'. Strikers option not really to my liking for early run due to world cup.

    8. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Either 352 or 442 for me this season. I just think there is much more value in midfield and defence available.

    9. DG86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I set up a second team under my wife’s details and trialled 5 at the back all season. Played 5-3-2 or 5-4-1 and only played 4 at the back once or twice due to the small game weeks. The result? She finished 10 points behind me. I didn’t even put as much effort in to it as I should have, so I’m very very tempted to give 5 at the back it’s rightful chance this season.

  6. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Chances of Jimenez, mendy and David silva starting?

  7. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    As much as as Kane's August curse is a thing, can't help thinking that he's nailed+talismanic to spurs. Plus his price makes it easy for a downgrade.
    Thoughts?

    Foster-Lössl
    Robertson-Sakho-Shaw-Cedric-Peltier
    Salah-Mkhitaryan-Richarlison-Jota
    Kane-Aubameyang-Madine

    0.5 ITB to spare. Not sure where to invest, if this is indeed viable.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      +Kenedy in midfield.

    2. Andy_Social
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He is talismanic, but I think Spurs are going to make a slow start o the season and therefore Kane is going to pull you down. If Spurs don't perform you are depending on Salah and Auba (plus maybe Robbo), which won't get you far enough, imo.

    3. TheDonald
      3 months, 24 days ago

      For a team with Salah, Kane and Obama, that looks great!

      1. TheDonald
        3 months, 24 days ago

        No Man City players is the only concern if they start on a rampage.

    4. Visionaries
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nice team.
      However not having a single City player could be costly

    5. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Allow Kane!

  8. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Tosun, zaha or jimenez

    1. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Have zaha and tosun

    2. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No I have all 3 for gw1

  9. jamie1972
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    A) Salah - Mahrez - Zaha

    or

    B) Mane - KDB - Firm

    Over the season, (unless Salah repeats last years form, which, let's be honest, is highly unlikely) surely it's B.

    Isn't it?

    Mo Salah or no salah, the burning question

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Same question for me pal but looking at these two sides I'd rather A going into the season

      1. jamie1972
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        It's what I'm on currently, but like a moth to the flame I can't help staring at B....

    2. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A , considering WC

  10. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Will David silva start?

    1. GOODBYE KAPTAIN KANE
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      With KDB likely to miss the start, 100%

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Would you get him instead of Mahrez? Sané & Ederson other 2x City slots

        1. GOODBYE KAPTAIN KANE
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          That is such a headache between Silva and Mahrez.
          Luckily I've finally settled on a setup where I can only afford Silva.
          When I think of Mahrez and just see him sharing time with Sterling

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I’m not 100% convinced on Mahrez myself, probably has a higher ceiling than Silva but a lower floor lol

            *Not literally obviously, I am sure they both have residential construction industry standard compliant ceiling and floor heights

            1. GOODBYE KAPTAIN KANE
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Yeah I agree, be interesting to see who gets the most minutes over the season.

              The thing about Silva is I think he does a job nobody else does in that team

  11. Mash Potato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    You know what to do...

    Ederson
    Alonso Shaw Robertson Mendy
    Salah Mahrez Richarlison
    Firmino Zaha Wood

    Speroni Dunk Albrighton Stephens

    £1m ITB

    I am content with £££ in defense and playing 4 at back.

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Id rather Azpi to Alonso

      1. Mash Potato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        The other way round?

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Just unsure about Alonso in the Sarri system but think Azpi will get the bonus points if you're going to go with big money at the back

    2. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Alonso tho

  12. Jack Daniels
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I'm seeing quite a few Will Hughes choices. I'm trying to keep up from the US, but I can't quite tell if he's fodder or someone to rely on.

    Any help?

    1. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Seems to be a popular pick and consodering position he might be worth the risk.

    2. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      when he plays he looks good.

  13. ElliotJHP
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Three spots in the team serious umming and ahhing

    Got aguero Mahrez and Rambo

    A) Mhki Martial Salah (4-5-1)

    B Mane Firmino Auba (4-3-3)

    1. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Long-term B

  14. Shaw must go on
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Hi Everyone...

    Last day of holiays... 🙁 what u think about my 1st draft:

    Ederson/Speroni
    Peltier,Robertson.Shaw,Daniels,Cedric
    Cairney,Salah,Mkh,Mahrez,Kennedy
    Lacazzete,Jimenez,Kane

    thanks for any feedback

    1. mcrayeps
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Jimenez to Sorloth?

      1. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        who´s that? 🙂

        1. mcrayeps
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Someone who will be good if Zaha departs

  15. Adambailey
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Zaha, arnautovic or tosun

    1. mcrayeps
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Zaha : not sure about his future at Palace
      Tosun : Minutes
      Arnie for me

  16. Traction Engine Foot
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone heard any news on Stanislas? Has a nice start to the season if fit...

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Think he is suffering from a bad case of exploded knee, always seems to be injured hat lad. Shame, because he’d be a cracking FPL option at this price

  17. mcrayeps
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Which wolves player will you get from the start of the season and why?
    A) Patricio
    B) Douglas
    C) Costa
    D) Cavaleiro
    E) Jota
    F) Bonatini
    G) None

    I picked B and C return me with 10.0m (budget) pairs and assess how they play in premier leagues

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I like the look of Douglas. Bennett could also be a decent budget option.

      1. mcrayeps
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        id prefer Patricio instead of Bennet for sure.. what made me pick Douglas is his attacking ability although i think they will be more defending instead of attacking in PL

    2. TheDonald
      3 months, 24 days ago

      probably Bennett and Douglas.

      Possibly Jota, but that could be overload.

    3. Shaw must go on
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Jimenez...

      1. mcrayeps
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        are you sure he will get minutes?

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      B at the minute, I have Cairney instead of C.... is Costa really a prospect? The Reddit Wolves writeup seemed to suggest yes. So I may well get him yet

    5. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      B and E are almost certainties.

    6. Andy_Social
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I think Wolves have loads of exciting options.

      GK 4.5m
      Def the only 4m option i the game
      Def 4.5 Doherty, maybe Boly
      Def 5m Douglas really excites me
      Mid Neves 5m on pens?
      Jota 6.5 OOP striker.
      Str 4.5 Mir if he starts.

    7. Lebowski85
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Neves. Set pieces

  18. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    B and E are almost certainties

  19. Banner
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Who do you have from Everton?

    Tempted by Keane/Tosun....& Richalison

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Siggy - if the Ev go well then so will he.

    2. Andy_Social
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      None currently but might get whoever becomes the 4.5m defender.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Coleman... Theo, Siggy & Tosun are interesting.

    4. The Laowai
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Coleman and Tosun but considering wally or richarlison have to wait and see

    5. Takin the Schmeichel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Richarlison... and maybe Coleman.

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone going with two city mids instead of Kun? It would be quite neat to get 6 points per city clean sheet (assuming both mids play). Also a bit easier on the budget.

    Or even 3 City mids? That way you almost get a clean sheet anyways with the three 1 pointers.

    Silva, Mahrez, Sané or KDB for example

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      *obvs 6 points per clean sheet assumes you have a city def/GK

    2. Andy_Social
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I do actually have Kev, Sane and Mahrez!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Nice... I’d be looking at those 3 as well... maybe Dilva for Mahrez but can’t make my mind up on them

  21. Kristobal
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    A) Richarlison (if Everton), Zaha & Arnie

    B) Felipe Anderson, Tosun, Wood/Mitrovic

  22. Kristobal
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Benteke injured?

  23. pilgrimchris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone fancy a cheeky Andreas Perreira tonight? WhoScored has him down as starting