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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.

Player GW18 Top 10k ownership GW19 Top 10k ownership
Rashford 10.04% 35.8%
Martial 5.8% 22.5%
Lingard 0.25% 12.6%
Pogba 0.9% 10.1%
Shaw 0.6% 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 Player Percentage
Wan-Bissaka 86.85%
Fabianski 43.2%
Doherty 24.26%
Kolasinac 23.4%
Digne 20.7%

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 Used Percentage Points
No Chip 96.06% 52.85
Wildcard 2.14% 60.70
Bench Boost 1.11% 61.90
Free Hit 0.49% 66.84
Triple Captain 0.20% 63.00

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  1. Claudio555
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Will Hazard next gw you think?

    1. Claudio555
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      *start

    2. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Surely will in his current form

    3. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes he's their most important player.

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes. Him, Auba and Salah are nailed. Kane less so and Sterling even less so.

      1. Fossit
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Kane not that important to spurs? I beg to differ

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Look who is scoring their goals and tell me he is as important as the other three

          1. Fossit
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Anyone can see that, but Kane works for the team and because of his place without the ball and link up play tracking back etc - he’s a complete player for them

          2. J - Gimme your Mané …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Agreed.

            Son could start upfront, which gives Kane a rest before Son leaves in Jan.....

  2. RFCSPACE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    In the theme of getting Man U players...

    Gunnarsson to Martial for free; or
    Alonso + Gunnarsson to Digne + Eriksen -4

    Already got Pogba in and not fancying Rashford

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Rash is not worth it. I know that now.

  3. Unai Emery
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Hazard in for Sterling for free? I have Sane too.

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      That's what I'll be doing

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Just did it.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Not scared it will bite you next GW? Also considering Hazard (or Son) for Sterling

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Sterling might not even start next game. Who needs that headache.

    4. The 5% Team
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Did it just after match ended

    5. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

  4. Specialist In Failure
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    60 points with Fabianski and Anderson left. Digne 17 points 1st on the bench

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      At least u ha e a bit of hope, if only Anderson doesn’t play

  5. Fossit
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone else going without Manchester players for another GW?

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Naah

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah. I'm all out of them now. Just got rid of sterling.

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Not likely now.

      Sané to Pogba looks on.

  6. Musicholic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Midfield now pricing out the forwards. It's surprising as to how quickly people have moved from Auba + Kane set up to heavy midfields

    1. lugs
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      it can change back just as quickly with a hatty for either one

  7. RamboRN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Fab
    Digne Kola Laporte
    Richarlison Sane Pogba Son
    Aubam Kane Jimenez

    Subs Foster, Wan Bis, Doherty, Paterson

    With sane and Laporte due to drop tonight I have been thinking of
    Sane, Laporte > Haz, Holebas
    Good move?

    1. Football Rambler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      You feel comfortable moving City assets out because they’ve had a couple of bad results.

      If they hit Southampton 5-0, would you be happy to go without their assets?

      There are a lot more options this season than it is possible to squeeze into one team. Sometimes it pays to be patient with the options you already have.

  8. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    ML rival has Chicharito and Digne first on bench. Could use a Hernandez 1pt cameo tomorrow

    1. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Can see that happening.

  9. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Transfers worked out well this week... Nice little smooth here.

    Laporte, Alli, Fraser, Lacazette > Digne, Hazard, Pogba, Rashford -8

    After deductions has net out +32 points. Thank god.

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Nicely done

    2. Meinhoff
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Very nice

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      well played

    4. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers lads.

  10. Musicholic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    DCL to emerge as a new sub 6 price striker?

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      If you want a non nailed player, sure

  11. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    City aren't playing well enough to be dealing with their rotation
    Silva back now too . It's a minefield.
    So all out for me now.

  12. martyhan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on this wc team please
    Fab button
    Digne AWB Jonny Kiko TAA
    Salah hazard Brooks son Pogba
    Aguero Auba ings

  13. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 22 days ago

    I've done sane to pogba. Expecting a haul from Leroy now. But with City not firing and tonight's price changes I fancy a punt

  14. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    So far is worst week of season. 40 points and down from 4K to 13K overall with Anderson and Fabianski to go and thought my squad was OK!

    A Play team below next week and save transfer then reassses
    B Sterling to Pogba on free tonight
    C Sterling to Hazard on free
    D Take -4 to get Hazard and Pogba for Sané and Sterling ( .1m short of Anderson Sterling!)
    E -8 and go all in for Sané Hazard Pogba for Sané Anderson and Sterling

    Fabianski
    Digne Van Dijk Kolasinac
    Sterling Sané Anderson Richarlison
    Kane Aubameyang Rashford

    Steele AWB Doherty Gunnarsson

  15. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Good evening. What would you do with this lot? Considering dropping Sterling for Pogba and possibly upgrading Hojbjerg to Pereyra.

    Patricio
    Robertson, Kolasinac, Wan-Bissaka, Doherty
    Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Sterling
    Kane, Wilson

    subs: Button --- Kamara, Hojbjerg, Balbuena --- 2 FT, 0.2 ITB

  16. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Sane to son?

    1. Shack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      See below, did not see Sane today, how did he look?

  17. GoonerSteve
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Pogba or Son?

  18. Shack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Sane to Son for a FT before the price drop/rise?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Son will be off in a few, i would avoid

  19. Jimi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Sane out.
    Keep City cover or Pog/Son?

    1. Jimi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Or KDB

    2. Winter_is_coming
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Done Sane to Pogba in the morning, despite everyone say to keep Leroy. When see him starting was nervous, but make this move because want Pogba long-term and Sane will rotated today or tomorrow.

  20. Winter_is_coming
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Chilwell/Pereira or Holebas for next 4 gameweeks? Fixtures identically good.

    1. Slitherene
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Watford have slightly better fixtures.

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      How about Shaw?

  21. Slitherene
    2 months, 22 days ago

    A) Doherty + Deeney + AWB

    OR

    B) TAA + Jimenez + Bednarek

  22. rocco10 - AMERICAN DYCHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Sterling Fraser and Alonso to Hazard Pogba and Digne -4?

    1. Sid07
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Nice

  23. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is it too late to join the Son party? Will be off after 2 games right?

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah too late

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      hard to know if he'll be rotated in one of the next two

  24. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Fabianski, Lössl
    Doherty, Digne, Robertson, Bednarik, AWB
    Snodgrass, Hazard, Camarasa, Sané, Salah
    Deeney, Jimenez, Auba

    £1.0m in bank
    2FT

    Sané to Pogba has to be one of them, right?

  25. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    How to use 2 FTs? 0.4 ITB

    Fab Hamer

    Alonso Robbo Digne Doherty WB

    Salah Hazard Anderson Snodgrass

    Kane Wilson Jiminez

    1. G.O.A.T.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I think city will bounce back and u should have city cover.

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Downgrade Alonso and upgrade Snodgrass to Pogba?

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Any moves urgently needed here? 1FT 0.1 ITB. Thanks chaps! Alonso annoying recently...

    Fabianski -- Hamer
    Robertson Alonso Digne -- Doherty AWB
    Hazard Pogba(c) Sane Snodgrass -- Diangana
    Kane Auba Jimenez

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Robbo vs Auba going to be fun. But save FT.

  27. G.O.A.T.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    When does Son leave for Asian Cup? It's starting Jan 1st week.
    Please confirm.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      after United

      1. G.O.A.T.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        But South Korea plays on 5th Jan. Will he not play from start???

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          nah, they have permission to let him go later

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      after MUN game whenever that is

    3. Nightf0x
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      After man utd game in mid jan

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      After united game

  28. ZICO SENNA
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Rage transfers done, don’t care, WXC’ing next GW:

    Sterling + Lingard + Kola >> Pogba + Son + Digne

    I’m out

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Peace.

    2. Uncle Gamst
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You mean 2nd WC?

  29. Whats the Huth
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Really struggling.
    Who scores more
    Son home to Wolves?
    Hazard away to Palace?

    It’s for an head to head I’m in

  30. Disco Stu
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Better move for this upcoming weekend?

    A. Alonso > Shaw(Getti9ng tired of paying 6.7 for 2 pointers and it frees up a lot of cash)

    B. Chicharito > Arnie(West Ham people tell me he's coming back on Sunday)

    1. Musicholic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Would wait on the Arnie move