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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
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Could be a rotation risk though.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 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
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Mendy is already in training though, he should start

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Ederson is the same price and he’s nailed

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 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
      11 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

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

  2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      11 months, 10 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
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Think Firmino will start myself

    • Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 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
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 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
        11 months, 10 days ago

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

      3. TheDonald
          11 months, 10 days ago

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

        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          This would make me sad 🙁

        • DJDave1979
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 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.

        • Auboomerang
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 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)

        • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

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

        • Jean Claude Edam
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Terrible idea

      4. Jimmy Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        A) Mane and Arnautovic
        B) Keita and Lacazette

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 10 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…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

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

      5. Syphras
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 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
          11 months, 10 days ago

          3-5-2 eventually

          1. Syphras
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

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

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 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
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 9 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 9 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
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 9 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  11 months, 9 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

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

        3. DJDave1979
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 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 &…
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 9 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
          11 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Syphras
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            This is my thinking.

        5. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 9 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 &…
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 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
          11 months, 9 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
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 9 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
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 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
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Chances of Jimenez, mendy and David silva starting?

      7. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 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
          11 months, 9 days ago

          +Kenedy in midfield.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 9 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
            11 months, 9 days ago

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

            1. TheDonald
                11 months, 9 days ago

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

            2. Visionaries
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

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

            3. The Laowai
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Allow Kane!

          • Robbieblob
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Tosun, zaha or jimenez

            1. The Laowai
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Have zaha and tosun

            2. The Laowai
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              No I have all 3 for gw1

          • jamie1972
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 9 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
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 9 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
                11 months, 9 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
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              A , considering WC

          • Robbieblob
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Will David silva start?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              With KDB likely to miss the start, 100%

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

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

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 months, 9 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. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      11 months, 9 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

          • Mash Potato
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 9 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
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Id rather Azpi to Alonso

              1. Mash Potato
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                The other way round?

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 9 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
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Alonso tho

          • Jack Daniels
              11 months, 9 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
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

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

              2. Joga Bonito®
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 19 days ago

                when he plays he looks good.

            • ElliotJHP
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 9 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
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Long-term B

            • Shaw must go on
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 9 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
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Jimenez to Sorloth?

                1. Shaw must go on
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  who´s that? 🙂

                  1. mcrayeps
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Someone who will be good if Zaha departs

            • Adambailey
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Zaha, arnautovic or tosun

                1. mcrayeps
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

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

              • Traction Engine Foot
                • 1 Year
                11 months, 9 days ago

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

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  11 months, 9 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

              • mcrayeps
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 9 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
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

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

                  1. mcrayeps
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 9 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
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    probably Bennett and Douglas.

                    Possibly Jota, but that could be overload.

                  • Shaw must go on
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Jimenez...

                    1. mcrayeps
                      • 2 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      are you sure he will get minutes?

                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 months, 9 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

                  • Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    B and E are almost certainties.

                  • Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 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.

                  • Lebowski85
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Neves. Set pieces

                3. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  B and E are almost certainties

                4. Banner
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Who do you have from Everton?

                  Tempted by Keane/Tosun....& Richalison

                  1. Jean Claude Edam
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

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

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

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

                  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

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

                  4. The Laowai
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 9 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
                    11 months, 8 days ago

                    Richarlison... and maybe Coleman.

                5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  11 months, 9 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

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

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    I do actually have Kev, Sane and Mahrez!

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      11 months, 9 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

                6. Kristobal
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  A) Richarlison (if Everton), Zaha & Arnie

                  B) Felipe Anderson, Tosun, Wood/Mitrovic

                7. Kristobal
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Benteke injured?

                8. pilgrimchris
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 20 days ago

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