Dugout Discussion

Greenwood only a substitute as Rashford starts up front

Southampton take on Manchester United in the Gameweek 4 curtain-raiser. Kick-off at St. Mary’s is at 12:30pm BST.

An injury to Anthony Martial (£7.7m) against Palace had dominated the build-up to this match, with speculation rife as to whether Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer could hand a start to Mason Greenwood (£4.5m).

That hasn’t transpired, with budget FPL forward Greenwood only among the substitutes.

Solskjaer has made three changes to the Manchester United side that lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace in GW3, with Ashley Young (£5.4m), Andreas Pereira (£5.0m) and Juan Mata (£6.4m) starting in the lunch-time kick-off.

Young replaces the injured Luke Shaw (£5.5m) at left-back, whilst Solskjaer has shuffled his pack in the absence of Martial: Mata and Pereira earning starts against the Saints as Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) drops to the bench.

The Norwegian boss has turned to the tried and tested Mata to add attacking impetus to United’s frontline, with the Red Devils aiming to prevent their sluggish Premier League start turning into something of a nightmare after a winless run of two games.

This is a game of extreme importance in the Solsjkaer era at United and the decision to opt for experience in the form of Mata as opposed to a youthful prospect such as Greenwood is telling of how pivotal this fixture could be for United’s momentum in the initial stages of the 2019/20 campaign.

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl has made just two changes to his starting line-up for the game against United, with Cedric (£4.9m) and Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) earning starts at the expense of Yan Valery (£5.0m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.4m). 

The Saints will be looking to build on their impressive away victory over Brighton in Gameweek 3.

Southampton XI: Gunn, Cedric, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso, Højbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Adams, Ings.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Pogba, Andreas, Mata, James, Rashford.

 

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is Christensen being benched a surprise??

      If not then why was I misled?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Honestly I don't know who has told you to get him.

        He's not bad. He's just prone to a bit of rotation.

        Coming from a Chelsea fan.

        1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Think consensus on here was that Zouma would lose his place when Rudi is back. I certainly thought so but I wouldn't go anywhere near chelsea defence right now.

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Any other Barkley > Mount movers, expect Ross to score a brace today?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        yeah precisely, and meant i had to keep martial

    • JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      On the bright side, 100% sure what to do with Perez now.

      1. Sleep Talk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who's coming in?

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          About that..

          1. JustPark
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Still haven't decided.

    • Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      one of my rivals took a hit to get christensen! Lol!

    • Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Vestergaard is my favourite non-Leicester player. What a God he is. Trundling around like an angry neanderthal. He is a primordial force, a reluc from the past on a football pitch.

      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        😆

    • Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would be nice if livefpl showed the number of transfers made in live leagues

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Noted, thanks!

      2. feedpony
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Agree, and if we could click on that number to take us to the transfer page too please?

    • DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No Bilva 🙁

    • Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Who's Tomori?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A cb who is going to get bullied by a tall bearded striker

      2. DR0GBA
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Derby's player of the year last season

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Really? Never seen him play. Suprised to see him start.

          1. DR0GBA
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yeah not sure why he's starting over Christensen today.

            Tomori came on as a sub against Liverpool in the Super Cup and played well though

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Guess Lampard knows what he's doing

      3. jaybradlights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        On loan at Derby last season with Lamps - 4th choice CB this season

      4. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Arsenal v Spurs and Everton v Wolves

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Greenwood sighting

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can’t see him for the trees.

    • Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bsilva Perez Rico oh my WC

    • EgyptianKing
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mates any chance TAA gets benched today in your opinion?

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hope so but no

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wouldn't make any sense but always a chance. I think his next benching will come in the week of first CL game where Pool play Napoli and Chelsea away.

      3. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Slight.

        Could be benched for Gomez to deal with aerial threat.

        But that’d be unnecessarily negative. So doubt it.

      4. Would Ed Woodward
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Been getting rested for the last 8 months so maybe.

      5. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood incoming.....

      6. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood on

      7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Decent cross AWB

      8. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood getting his kit off.

        1. jaybradlights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          How old is he

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Old enough.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          ooooh missus!

        3. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I wish

      9. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        When is Perez punishing his sellers?

        1. The Road to Turfdom
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I still have him but laughed

      10. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I took a hit to do Origi to Greenwood, because I have Shaw, Martial and Montoya on my bench this week.

        10 mins better be worth it. Though worst case, my team is a better shape for it.

      11. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood on for 10 minutes.

      12. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood bw..please!!!

      13. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Really bad start with AWB and a -4. Luckily got enough ITB to transfer AWB into whichever defender for free for gw5. Looking at one of the pool guys or Digne ATM

      14. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Greenwood winner written in the stars

      15. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        1pt subbed on....

      16. Manani
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        1 point greenwood for me lmao

      17. Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Lukaku and Sanchez laughing at this mess. Left the sinking ship in time.

        1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 23 days ago

            They poked the holes in the ship in the first place, both horrible

        2. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Noooo Greenwood put the vest back on please mate

          • twoplustwo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Greenwood obviously on

          • tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Greenwood 10 minute hat trick anyone?

          • The Red Devil
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            AWB anywhere near baps? With Danso sent off

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Ha, good one 😀

          • Would Ed Woodward
              1 month, 23 days ago

              -3 from 1, get in.

            • Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Greenwood on for McTom