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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Greenwood on very early.

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    A) Vardy KDB (assuming fit)
    B) Sterling Maddison

    Would be my only City player rn as ditching Otamendi too I think

    1. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      B and swap with KDB once he starts..

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thinking that.

        Would you sell Ota for Dunk?

  3. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Almiron YC
    simulation

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Almiron owner in tears

  5. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Lmfao what a dive

  6. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Need to find a breakdown of where the money has gone with this Man U team.

    Sure I read they've spent 500m, where the hell is it?

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Alexis says hi

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        That was a swap although yeah Miki cost them 30m I think.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Whoever scouted Fred should be fired

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Not sure they even have scouts, when was the last time they signed a good player out of left field like they used to all the time.

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Fred cost 65m dollars.

      Fred.

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thought it'd be covered by all the shirts sold to Fred's.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Leicester, Shaktar, Palace...

      Ridiculous fees for limited players.

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Could probably buy a premier league club for that £180 million!

    5. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      pogba's agent pocket?

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Yep I'm guessing agent fees is a big part of it.

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

      If this were a company, an audit would've screwed them all over.

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        You'd assume it was a money laundering operation...

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

          Was thinking at cronyism but yeah that too.

    7. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      New haircuts for Pogba

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 20 days ago

    As a Pepe owner, Pepe worries me, as does Martinelli

  8. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    25 mins for Greenwood i will take that

  9. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Greenwood to finally score more than 1 point?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Could score less.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        I’m well aware of that

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Probably enough time for him to get a YC this time.

  10. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Couple of more opinions before I'll pull the trigger;

    Would you Wildcard this...

    Pope, 4.0
    Trent, van Dijk, Otamendi, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Mount, Hayden
    Abraham, Pukki, Greenwood

    ..to this?

    Pope, Gazzaniga
    Robertson, Otamendi, Tomori, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Sterling, Maddison, Mount, McGinn
    Aubameyang, Abraham, Connolly

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldn't want Otamendi anyway near my WC squad personally

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Anywhere jeez

    2. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Taa has to be above Robbo on a WC

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        And that

  11. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Greenwood hatty yet?

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

    Man United need to tone down their spending. Their players basically stealing a living. Poor performance. Hardly look like a team motivated to win trophies.

  13. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I want to move on the likes of Ota, Pukki, Wood, Sterling, Mane

    Wildcard worthy? -16 I think justifies a WC

    Mane, Wilson, Pereira, Maddison, Vardy and the likes to come in.

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Salah to Mane that is

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Save the Mane to Mane one.

  14. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Now I finally bench Greenwood and ain't first on my bench... Chance of him getting a 7 pointer? Goal and 3 baps

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      No chance

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Of course there is a chance

  15. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone bringing in Auba for Arsenals good fixtures?

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Nah, Wilson and spend money elsewhere.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I brought him in for a hit this week. Should’ve just done Barnes to Tammy

  16. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Rashford is most overrated English player ever

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Lingard says hi

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        This

      2. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Lingaard is not 70 milion on transfermarkt

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Neville over exaggerating a bit much. He's talking like united have run them into the ground

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Super Schar!

  19. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Going to Turkey tomorrow for a week. Options:

    A) Wildcard and have a look when have WiFi in the hotel
    B) Leave FPL for a week

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    OMG longstaff

  21. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Ffs

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    LONGSTAFF

  23. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Oh no

  24. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Willems possible 12 pointer atleast.

  25. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Lol Longstaff,,

  26. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Hahaahhahahahahah longstaffs doing bits

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Ole’s wheels fell off the bus

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      The bus has exploded

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    VAR might overrule this.

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I’m sorry but... lol

  30. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    United deserve that