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Top 10k managers go on hunt for Man United assets

The top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers have swooped for Manchester United assets after the strong start they have made under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Meanwhile, there has been a non trivial activity in the chips department this week mixed between Wildcards, Bench Boosts and Free Hits.

Looking at the spike of interest in United assets, we notice that, for the first time for at least ten Gameweeks, there are four Red Devils players with ownership higher than 10% at the top end of the game.

PlayerGW18 Top 10k ownershipGW19 Top 10k ownership
Rashford10.04%35.8%
Martial5.8%22.5%
Lingard0.25%12.6%
Pogba0.9%10.1%
Shaw0.6%6.96%

We see that some Man United players went from almost zero percent ownership (Jesse Lingard (0.25%), Paul Pogba (0.9%) and Luke Shaw (0.6%)) to significant backing in a matter of the three days between Gameweeks 18 and 19.

The most popular United asset is Marcus Rashford who left his 35.8% owners disappointed today with his blank.

Speaking of disappointment, the second most-owned United player, Anthony Martial, was not included in the match squad today, which means that the 22.5% top 10,000 managers who own him will have called their bench for help.

However, maybe that was not very disappointing as many have Aaron Wan-Bissaka as first substitute, and he is projected to get eight points this Gameweek after bonus points.

Meanwhile, the 10.1% managers who own Pogba this week certainly enjoyed his brace, which is the main reward Man United owners got today, plus the Lingard assist.

This Man United bias manifests itself even more in active Wildcards this week. 2.14% of top 10,000 managers delayed their first Wildcard up till this week, and they certainly made sure they got their Red Devils cover.

Rashford (60.75%) and Martial (34.58%) are the popular Wildcard picks, while Pogba made it to 27.43% of them. Wildcarders also favored Wan-Bissaka, Andy Robertson and Lucas Digne in defense and Mohamed Salah, Richarlison and Heung-Min Son in midfield who all proved to be decent picks for Gameweek 19.

On the other hand, 0.5% activated their Free Hit chip and their selection looks very similar to the Wildcard picks. Pogba features much more than Martial in these one-week only squads.

In addition, 1.1% found their bench promising enough to activate the Bench Boost chip and not wait for future opportunities. Taking a look at the benches of those teams (loosely defined as the cheapest players in their squad), we find the following players constituting most of the substitutes.

Bench PlayerPercentage
Wan-Bissaka86.85%
Fabianski43.2%
Doherty24.26%
Kolasinac23.4%
Digne20.7%

It was essentially Wan-Bissaka’s clean sheet and Digne’s brace that rewarded Bench Boosters this week. As this article was being finalized, the average intermediate scores for different chip users show that Free Hit (14 intermediate points gain over no chips) was actually the most successful this week (numbers are before the Watford-Chelsea game). Meanwhile, Triple Captainers (mainly captaining Salah) are second with a 10.1 gain.

Chip UsedPercentagePoints
No Chip96.06%52.85
Wildcard2.14%60.70
Bench Boost1.11%61.90
Free Hit0.49%66.84
Triple Captain0.20%63.00

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2,597 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is alli to son -4 foolish? Not sure about alli injury status? Have no Kane if that helps.

    1. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      How many games before Son goes to Asian games?
      I dont see much point taking hit for Son, he might get rested already next game, and plays max 3?? games before leaving?

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Only issue is that's what people have been saying since 3 GWs ago. Then he scores 21 and 13! I'd be surprised if he doesn't at least play 2 of the next 3, in which he could score double digits in any of them

        1. Subzero (-4)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          That's my concern. It's like costa from a few years back I keep putting it off and getting punished every week. Probably best like you said to wait for update on allli. If alli is fit he could match him I suppose but son is in ridiculous form ATM

    2. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wait until we hear more. If he's still out, I'd do it. Son is just so explosive. If not out, just roll with Alli for the week

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Do it for eriksen or pogba instead imo

  2. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Salah back to his best form = Salah essential?

    If so, better to buy him before he is 13.3 or 13.4... because then he becomes almost unreachable for the rest of the season.

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not sure 95% of folk care about 0.1 or 0.2 if they want him in, esp with mid-priced strikers this season and cheapo defender enablers

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Could Sigurdsson score as many points as Salah over the next 6 GWs?

        Maybe... but factoring the captaincy, probably not.

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I dont think Salah will do much points next 2 games.
      Seems like Salah is getting essential tho. I think we should plan to get him in atleast gw22

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He will defo score vs Arsenal. Will captain him if I get him back.

    3. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Buying him before Arsenal and City, could backfire.

      1. lamagica
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Do both defense look assuring atm?

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      That's my worry.
      Hence got him yesterday taking multiple hits.
      Hopefully hits will be covered in 1-2 gws.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        -8 or -12?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Later 😛

    5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Got rid of salah to accommodate Auba and Son 2 Gws ago. Jumped 40K ranks into the top 10K

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Pretty sure Salah will outscore Auba next GW you know

  3. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Sterling > Hazard for free? Have Sane

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

      I did it for Boxing Day and it paid off

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm delaying for 1-week

    4. lamagica
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Do it

  4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Jiminez + Hojberg > Rich + Kamara (-4)?

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nah mate -4 makes it not worth it. Roll with Jimmy for a week, bench, and maybe do for a FT if nothing crops up next GW

    2. The Greenback Boogie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Would you be able to do it for Lingard + Calvert-Lewin?

  5. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which pair for the next 2?

    A) Alonso + Rashford
    B) Chilwell + Vardy

    1. The Greenback Boogie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A.

    2. lamagica
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      None

  6. JariL
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Better enabler from now on: Snodgrass or Deulofeu? Same price.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Snoddy

    2. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Deulofeu

    3. lamagica
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Deulofeu

  7. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kola & Fraser to Shaw & Pererrya?

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd keep Fraser long term. Ditch Kola to Digne?

      1. SheBangsTheDrums
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Digne is certainly on my watchlist.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Get him before he becomes expensive.

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            He was in my team,but sold on my wc.. 🙁

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Ohhh.
              Correct the mistake earlier than late 😉

  8. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What on earth to do with Sterling?

    Gone so far off the boil last 4 games - and have only seen MOTD of Leicester/Palace games but seems like he’s failing eye test as well.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Bin him.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      track him, find him, bin him 😉

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Haha...maybe not that far!!

        Get in Pogba, Lingard or Sane?

        No other City players so Sane seems logical.

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Hazard/Salah would be my first choice. Out of those, I would go for Pogba.

          1. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Have Haz. Salah too much for my team.

            Fairly certain Sterling won’t start vs Saints so would want someone nailed. Pog fits the bill...

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep, he has had a few below par performances of late to say the least, can see Mahrez getting some more game time!

  9. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which changes are the best?

    A. Jimenez + Alonso -> Arnie + Laporte
    B. Jimenez + Alonso -> Arnie + Pereira + 0.9ITB
    C. Jimenez + Alonso -> Arnie + Holebas + 1.3ITB

    Current team is:

    Kepa - Hamer
    Alonso - Robbo - Digne - Doherty - AwB
    Hazard - Sane - Alli - Rich - Stephens
    Auba - Rashford - Jimenez

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I can't recommend any that involve getting Arnie. As good as he is, he's so brittle, esp after coming back from injury!

      1. cescpistols111
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I thought he'd make a good differential option, but you're probably right.

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Is arnie fit to play this gw?

    3. lamagica
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Jimenez might outscore arnie who might not fit

      1. Too Many Hits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        No Kane or Salah? I'd be addressing that first. What's your team value?

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Fabianski
    luiz robbo shaw
    haz(vc) sane martial* snodgrass son
    kane(c) rash

    button,ings,awb,bednarek

    a)save
    b)snodgrass-deolafeu(free)
    c)martial-lingard(free)

    Guys Kindly Suggest.

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      save, play ings if martial out

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        thanks

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Luiz-digne

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        hmm will see...Thanks..

    3. lamagica
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Luiz > doherty

  11. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What to do here guys?
    Got 1ft and 0itb
    Pat ryan
    Alonso TAA digne doherty awb
    Hazard sane martial anderson hodgberg
    Kane laca jimenez

    Some options i see
    A)laca + hodgberg to ings + richarlison -4
    B) alonso to bednarek and do something with cash
    C) ryan to someone?
    D) something else?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A looks nice.

      1. Too Many Hits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ings has rough fixtures the next 4

        City
        Chelsea
        Leicester
        Everton

        All bar City (the best team in the world) are in great form not conceding many

  12. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Still can’t believe Digne man.

    Had absolutely no autosub luck so far this season. Felipe Anderson to get the sniffles...Please!?!?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Same here buddy. Spanked by Spurs then goes haywire at turfmoor. Damn Judas.

      Ings and Snoddy for me.

    2. kawaiii
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I agree. Me too, but he had just shipped 6 at home. Thought confidence would be low.

  13. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    That was pre injury. Can only imagine what an actual food poisoning will be like

  14. Jamb0
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2FT's, what to do with this lot? Honestly short on good ideas... been sort of hovering last few gameweeks.

    Fabianski
    AWB, Robbo, David Luiz
    F.Anderson, Sane, Hazard, Rich
    Kane, Auba, Jiminez

    Patricio, Hojberg, Bednarek, Bennett.

    1. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks pretty good tbf Sane to Son and roll?

    2. The Greenback Boogie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hijberg, Jiminez to Kamara, Perreyra?

  15. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Wild card teammplease rate:
    #Lloris,Boruc
    Luiz,Van Dijk,Digne,AWB,#Bennett
    Salah,Son,#DSilva,#Delafleu#Gibbs White
    Kane,Mitro,#Vardy

    # marks new players in

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      try fit digne at the back

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He is in

    2. lamagica
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I dont like bennet, how about peltier?

    3. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Broruc with 4mill Button/Steel
      Luiz to Holabas
      Bennet to Benarek
      DSilva to Hazard
      Vardy to Rashford
      Mitro to Kamara
      Gibbs to Rich

      If fits imo

  16. kawaiii
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning all

    This is going to be a form of self help therapy. So bear with me.
    I know there are a few others who made similar choices.

    Benched Pereyra, Digne and WB.
    Also took a -8 hit to get the United boys. Net loss 36 points.

    It all seemed logical. Doherty over WB, Alonso over DIgne ( who had just given me a -4 vs Spurs ! ).
    Playing Jiménez over Pereyra was another wrong call but did not want to play him vs Alonso.

    Lessons ? Just play who you have, don’t take big gambles, and play the homer if it is a 50/50.

    Any other tales of woe to make me feel better ?
    Thanks for reading

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You did not really do anything wrong and had/have a great team apparently.

      Also, Digne will not be scoring fks or easy long rangers every week (even though I just brought him in and hope for that).

  17. MAVER!CK
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    8th straight red arrow in a row, 6 captain blanks along the way and the rest two got me 10 and 12. Anyone else doing worst than me here? you know, misery loves company and all that...

    1. kawaiii
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      See above !

  18. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hello all, I have one question, one question only...
    Who would you play for Gw20?

    A - Kamara (HUDD)
    B - Fraser (united)

    That is all, thank you kindly

  19. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How did Rashford look yesterday? Already have some plans for that spot because of wc.

    1. kingsingh88
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Dalot missed a sitter from his cross. Unlucky not to get the assist from the corner which Matic scored from (deflected off someone else) and had two good chances himself to score. I'm keeping him in.

  20. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    One wc draft. Annoying first gw due to fixtures but otherwise liking it.

    Fab (Speroni)
    TAA Luiz/Trippier Doherty Digne AWB
    Salah Hazard Pogba Richarlison Fraser
    Kane Jimenez Ings

  21. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any suggestions here? 1ft 1.8 itb.

    -Fab
    -Alonso-Digne-Diop
    -Salah-Sane-Martial-Rich
    -Kane-Jimen-Ings.
    ----Butt--Fraser--Kola-Doherty.

    a) Kola+Sane to TAA+Hazard for a hit.
    b) something better maybe?

    Thanks guys.

  22. white heart pain
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Had a massive rank slide last 2 weeks. No salah is hurting.

    RMT

    Fab
    Robbo Doherty Digne
    Haz Sterling Sane Pogba Richalson
    Kane (c) Jimenez

    Speroni AWB Bennett Kamara

  23. Dion Dublin Sticker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Sterling/Mitrovic to Pogba/Aguero stupid? Kun had an xG of 0.76 yesterday, feel like once he's found his legs there's a massive haul incoming.

  24. Tiki-Taka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Deulofeu or Doucoure just for a 1 week punt, I assume the former? thanks guys

  25. Alli 3',17',64�…
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Sick end on 91, told u fanderson would come through