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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    This is as bad as I thought it would be

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Both teams deserve to lose

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Especially United.

  2. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    It is my birthday and I'm watching the team that I love and supported for almost 4 decades! The missus turns to me and says 'what's wrong' and suggests that I watch something else...perhaps she's right, watching your team shouldn't make you feel sad but this season it has on several occasions 🙁

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      at least I didn't get top post as Bemba's straight to the point one above is far more apt 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Happy birthday and be happy 🙂 ... it will be sorted out by the bosses

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      🙁

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      🙁 Happy birthday

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      3 months, 24 days ago

      hapy birthday

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Happy Birthday 🙂

      Deepest condolences that you support United, long may it continue 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Haha, had plenty of great memories so cant complain in that regard and good to know our misery makes many a football fan happy these days 😉

        Thanks all for the well wishes!

    7. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Happy birthday mate.
      The rebuild is painful but hopefully things get better soon.

    8. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Happy birthday

      Get used to it. Stuff like this can last a decade or more

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        yup its a cycle, Liverpool were the team when I started supporting United and are now again this season!

    9. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Its your party you can cry if you want, cry if you want to, cry if you want to...

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        damn you, that'll be stuck in my head now lol

    10. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      All the best mate.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        cheers pal

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone else after falling asleep?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      My wife has done

    2. Perthite
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah - it's after midnight here

  4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    why cant i pick a captain.......

    how did city get beat by wolves at home ffs!!!!!!

    I just cant win at this game 🙁 😥

    even catching a small break would be nice

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      losing those taa and heaton cleanies in the last minutes killed me

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        3 months, 24 days ago

        ah I lsot Heaton and Ota on for 3 baps!
        At least Heaton got a save point

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          silver linings...
          as a pool fan city losing is good too.....just unexpected

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Common link to City performances against Norwich and Wolves absence of KdB?

    Not that hot against Zagreb either iirc

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Ye I think so - he is so creative you can’t replace him.

      If he is fit the I can’t see how Pep will be able to rest him

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Seems that way doesn’t it but it didn’t seem to matter much last season.

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      But then how do you explain last season?

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Wilson worth paying 1.7m more than King?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Definitely imo.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      In isolation probably yes ... unless 1.7m the only way to give you Mount rather than Jorginho for example, then I would go King

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Longstaff bar

  8. TAT
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Safe to WC this team, yes?

    Heaton
    TAA - Otamendi - Lundstram - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Saka - Mount
    Pukki - Callum Wilson
    (Button - KDB - Rico - Greenwood)

  9. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Do you think Tammy, Mount and Hudson is too much Chelsea?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Why not just do it for great few weeks fixtures ...

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No all seem involved.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Think I'll have all 3 on wildcard

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Pukki & Son > Vardy & Maddison?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Ta

  11. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Wow KdB already updated to being 75% chance of playing for next gameweek!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Peps words.

      He’ll probably start him in a wheelchair after today.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Let the price drop first so I can buy him back

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Aguero + Hayden -> C.Wilson + Mount for 2FTs?

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Shortstaff at the bar.

  14. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Almiron reminds me of that Momo creature

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He looks like the Grinch

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        3 months, 24 days ago

        exactly this

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone keeping Son?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No because the whole squad is in turmoil

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Ask the mother

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      3 months, 24 days ago

      if he starts yes

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Wanted to get rid but my wife used her veto powers.

    5. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I don’t own him but Watford at home
      Doesn’t seem like a good time to sell

      1. PUMPKINHEAD - the original,…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        2 tough games in South Korea and a long journey back. Poch usually rests him. Moura will start bookmark it

    6. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nope.

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    VAR overturns that surely?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Two United fans play it down.

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      If anything the other player should have been booked for running into McDominate

  17. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Mount or Hudson-Odoi for this team?

    a. Digne + Hayden -> Soyuncu + Hudson-Odoi
    b. Digne + Hayden -> Kelly + Mount

    Heaton
    TAA, Lundstram, Tomori
    KDB, Sterling, Salah, Hayden*
    Abraham, Wilson, Pukki

    McGovern, Cantwell, Rico, Digne*

  18. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Which 2 to get on a wildcard?

    A) Sterling
    B) KDB
    C) Aguero

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      B if 100% and how you want to line up the rest of your attack.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Only KDB

  19. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Best move?

    A) Pukki and Robertson to C Wilson and Pereira (-4, own Trent and Soyuncu)
    B) Pukki to King, keep Robertson
    C) Keep Pukki for Bou game

  20. hogree
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone help with some arithmetic?

    Bought Pukki at 6.5 and now he's 7.2. If I sell him now, I'm getting 6.8. If he drops to 7.1, will I lose .1 in selling value?

    Cheers

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No

    2. Astonvanilla
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      no

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Odd to odd makes no difference.

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      If he drops to 7.1 the selling price will still be 6.8.

      If he drops to 7.0 the selling price will be 6.7

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Your ok for 1 drop

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No, work with the odd numbers.

      6.5 odd, a fall from the even 7.2 is fine.

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I thought this was going to be a monster week, IDK what to think anymore. This season is not predictable

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Same. It’s hard going

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Got Tammy and Mount- best option to add with Vardy and C Wilson

    A CHO
    B Maddison

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I’m inclined to say Maddison as I have him in rn (and not Vardy :0 )

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Mads

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Hopefully WC turns things around somewhat. Getting comically bad at this point!

    Finally on the Tammy train now (barring IB injury). Getting some Leicester boys in, Mane over Salah (for now), probably ditching Otamendi too.

    Dunk a decent pick?

  24. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Salah - Pukki - Haller --> Mount - Auba - Vardy? (-4)

    What do you think?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      If you still like it at the end of IB, it looks pretty decent.

      Salah got united and spurs tho...

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Just mount and auba i think

  25. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    This game getting some stick but I'm quite enjoying watching this Maximum bloke torture United

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Son Firmino Aguero to KDB Vardy Tammy. -8 unfortunately but cannot see it going wrong?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      The moves are fine but a -8 is large hit to shift 3 premiums, could bite you big time as all 3 you’re taking out are capable of big scores.

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I wont sell aguero, even for free

  27. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I’m seriously considering Kane for the Watford fixture.

    1. PUMPKINHEAD - the original,…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Jesus Christ have you seen us lately. Avoid

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        lol alright then, that’s so convincing

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      3 months, 24 days ago

      ah i wouldnt recommend it, I have him and he will probably be my captain. But the problem isnt Kane, its everyone else. your not just betting on Kane to come good but for the rest of the team to play good as well. He is just isnt getting no service, im not so sure to captain him now.

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Has Fred ever played a forward pass?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Not on purpose

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Accidentally

  29. hogree
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Hit this now or wait till after IB and risk price rises and drops?

    Exact cash. 2 FT

    Digne + Pukki --> Soyuncu + Vardy

    Would you?

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yes, definitely

  30. PUMPKINHEAD - the original,…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    On wc

    Kun and Mane
    Sterling and Auba

    I guess Kun is more certain to start with Jesus playing in the IB