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Injury-hit Manchester United head to Tyneside in final Gameweek 8 fixture

The last Premier League fixture before the October international break takes place at St. James’ Park, as Newcastle United host Manchester United.

Kick-off on Tyneside is at 16:30 BST.

As anticipated, the Red Devils are without Paul Pogba (£8.4m), Anthony Martial (£7.5m), Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) for this encounter.

Lingard, Pogba and Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) – who has picked up a back injury – make way from the team that drew 1-1 at Old Trafford, with Juan Mata (£6.3m), Fred (£5.3m) and Diogo Dalot (£4.9m) replacing them.

Ashley Young switches over to left-back to accommodate Dalot, with Axel Tuanzebe (£4.4m) partnering Harry Maguire (£5.5m) at centre-half.

There is still no league start for Mason Greenwood (£4.4m), who is only among the substitutes.

Marcus Rashford (£8.4m) again leads the line for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Steve Bruce has rung the changes after the Magpies’ 5-0 thrashing at Leicester last Sunday.

Emil Krafth (£4.5m), Paul Dummett (£4.5m), the suspended Isaac Hayden (£4.5m), Yoshinori Muto (£5.3m) and Christian Atsu (£5.4m) all drop out, with Ciaran Clark (£4.4m), DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m), Jetro Willems (£4.5m), Matthew Longstaff (£4.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) coming into the starting XI.

Not a single Newcastle player on show is owned by more than 5% of FPL bosses.

Rashford, Maguire, Daniel James (£6.2m) and David de Gea (£5.6m) all have double-digit ownerships, along with Greenwood.

Just over 100,000 FPL managers have captained Rashford for this fixture.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, M. Longstaff, S. Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Almiron.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young, Fred, McTominay, Andreas, Mata, James, Rashford.

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1,328 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    We'll need to add a notice on here somewhere that when Sheffield leapfrog Manchester they will be formally known as 'United'

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      What about Newcastle?

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        It's whoever is highest in the table.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      West ham?

  2. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Keep double Liverpool defence for United and Tottenham?

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      You might want triple attack looking at those defences.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      That's a difficult task.
      But there is a lot of value in cheap defenders like Chelsea Burnley Brighton.

      Although alison is back

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      i think better keep one only.

  3. Daddy Kev
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Hilarious.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      GGNU

    • LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      What happened to Andy Cole?

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Up the mf Toon

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Newcastle. Thumped by Norwich, but beat Spurs and Man Utd.

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        To be fair they didn't have De Bruyne when they faced Norwich...

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Norwich
        Beat City
        Got thumped by Villa

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      McTominay play acting trying to cheat his way to a penalty. Disgraceful stuff.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Genuinely deserves a ban.

    • dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Guys, should I WC this squad??

      Ryan
      VVD Digne Zinchenko
      KDB Sterling Salah Mount James
      Abraham Pukki
      Subs: Button Lund Rico Greenwood

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Yep, season is over anyway, have fun

      2. Daddy Kev
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah, absolutely terrible.

        • Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          5-6 player need to go so i second for wc

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Can we please agreed that from now and on when we are referring to the big six we mean big 5 + Leicester?

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          It's just the big two

        2. dark91
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          You should take Spurs out this lot too

      4. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Tough day in Manchester.

      5. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Ole sacked in the morning

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Defo

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          More a case of when not if now.

      6. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        One more game for Ole.

        Legend, Barcelona etc etc

      7. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Thought on this WC defence? Digne Ota the ones making way

        TAA Soyuncu Dunk Lundstram Rico

        1. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          That's the exact defence I'm looking at on wc

        2. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Same as my current defence bar Dunk> Lowton

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Noice. I’ve got Pope in goal so not gonna double up

      8. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers Man U! Backing against you in that game was the easiest money ever ££££

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Fair play for calling it out beforehand too.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Did you get that at 4/1?

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Hahahaha Lovely

        4. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          You said it, well done mate!

      9. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Is this a crazy idea: Son Cantwell Pukki to Maddison Mount Wilson -8?

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Best upgrades i’ve seen

      10. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Ole’s interview going to be a good watch 😉

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          He’ll only give the same old garbage speech like every united manager does with no heart or honesty

      11. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        WC time?

        Current team

        Heaton, Button
        VVD, Digne, Montoya, Rico, Lund
        Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount, Cantwell
        Abraham, Pukki, Barnes

      12. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Which is better?

        A- Pukki > King
        B- Pukki > Jiminez
        C- Pukki + McGinn > King + Maddison (-4) ?

      13. clempro
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        What are your scores for this week people? 44 for me, seems to be a very low scoring week --' yet again

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          I give up

        2. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          41 🙁

        3. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Crazy how everyone has tantrums in low scoring week haha

          If the average was 60-70 everyone would be happy despite making up no more or less ground than today

        4. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          43

        5. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          58 but I'm around the 1 million mark OR, brought in Yarmelenko for his 1 point and captained Pukki so I'm still not happy.

        6. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          57 with a captain fail...not too shabby.

          OR up from 374K to 126K

          😎

      14. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Very funny game.

        Longstaff by name and longstaff by nature later tonight

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Looks like the yokel KdB.

      15. ZAWAd25
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        A) Son + Greenwood >> Mount + Wilson (-4) (have Abraham and Tomori)
        Or
        B) Pukki to Wilson (and keep Son)

        Thanks

      16. dshv
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        WC ON:

        Pope
        Robbo, lundstram, kelly, soyboy, rico
        Sterling, mane, mount, maddison,dend
        Abraham, auba, wilson

        The question is

        KDB conolly/ ayew over Auba dendo

        Also to have salah over mane ?
        And is it worth to get TAA over robboTerrible gameweek

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          KDB over the waster Sterling, simple

        2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Try got taa for robbo if u can. Really worth extra 0.4m

      17. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        TM please point me in the direction of the section of members area you’re referring to when talking about regression in relation to Auba

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Compare GWs and look at xG Delta

      18. Foozeball
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        How nailed is Harry Wilson? Considering an offensive double up of him and Callum Wilson with Norwich at home (who now have yet another defender injured)

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          dont think bournemouth score much to double up their player

      19. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Which upgrade?

        A) James to Maddison
        B) Pukki to Wilson

      20. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        You're paying premium price for premium service.

        Somebody at Man United must have missed that.

        1. Dannyb
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Nothing premium about us at the moment.

          1. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Thank you for pointing that out, Captain Obvious.

      21. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I guess Man U might sack Ole and get someone like Allegri but it's still a shocking squad. Not sure how much good it would do.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Big Sam to the rescue.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Nah mate! they need another caretaker

      22. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I genuinely can't believe we've just lost again. The whole team needs scrapping and starting from scratch. I'm honestly gobsmacked we've just lost to Newcastle.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          I can believe it. I said 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 or 1-1. Can't be surprised at losing to anyone now, especially away.

      23. InSaneMan-e
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Serves Ole right. Absolute know it all attitude since he took charge.

        Rather than trying to get the best out of 2 proven premier league players (lukaku, Sanchez) who are worth 30 goals/season together, he chose the easy option to get rid and not even replace.

        Anyone could have told you that gomez/chong/pereira are not the sort of players to carry you to a decent season.

        Theres a way to plan for the future. But this is just mediocre.
        Oh, and rashford (his 1 supposedly bright light) has also regressed.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Ever since I watched his interview after winning his first 3 games. I knew he was going to lead united into a deep dark hole. He was so arrogant & then he mentioned sht about José which I did not like

          1. InSaneMan-e
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Remember the fluke PSG win.
            "Its Utd, its what we do".
            Stinks of arrogance and entitlement.

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Ohh Yes! I remember that comment as well 🙂

              1. InSaneMan-e
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                And since then it's been dreadful.
                Jurgen klopp is more humble despite actually winning things.
                Ah well, my club is in a dark dark place.

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Yes he is & bery sarcastic too. Hopefully things get better at united buddy even though I don't like the club

        2. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Don't think it's all Oles fault. Man U don't appear to have anyone that goes and gets the deals he wanted. They just ended up massively overpaying for a couple of defenders.

          1. InSaneMan-e
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            I dont think Lukaku and Sanchez leave unless the manager signs on it. And if this is the case why not get the replacement first before selling them? Juve called off a dybala transfer because they did not get his replacement.

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            I don't think any great player would like to join united during the last transfer window, even the injuries right now, some are fake injuries... They don't want to play for united anymore e.g Pogba & Martial... Wan Bissaka should've remained at Palace for heck sake!