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Martial comes through injury doubt to start for Man United

Anthony Martial (£7.6m) has come through his pre-match injury doubts to start for Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted that he wasn’t sure if the Frenchman could feature from the beginning in Gameweek 16 but it looks as if he might have been playing mind-games ahead of such an important match.

Martial’s presence means that Manchester United’s attack is largely at full-strength for their trip across the city, Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) and Daniel James (£6.1m) either side of him.

However, the main Fantasy focus of this match is naturally going to be on the hosts and, thankfully, there are very few shocks and surprises.

Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) form two-thirds of the front-three with Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) also included in the starting line-up.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.3m) and David Silva (£7.6m) are both present in central midfield while Angeliño (£4.7m) gets a second start in a row at left-back.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Angeliño, Fernandinho, Stones, Walker; de Bruyne, D Silva, Rodrigo; Sterling, Jesus, B Silva.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Lingard, D James; Martial.

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1,597 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Mcity targetting Mctominay pre injured ankled.

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Christ, what drivel

  2. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Guys Would you do KDB and Jimenez to Alli and Rashford ??

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      I did it this week, so yes

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      I'm doing Sterling, Jimenez to Son, Rashford.

  3. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Captained KDB

    NICE

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Jesus for me

    2. Life is a Fantasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      No one could have foreseen that performance, I wouldn't beat yourself up about it.

  4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Not sure if McTommy or Sterling or Suarez...

  5. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Kdb 1 point.
    Get in there!!!

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    KDB to Alli will be a popular move. Or Pulisic out

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Will be and then kdb will get 2 assists vs arsenal

  7. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Mctominay is awesome

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 28 days ago

      indeed

    2. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      You mean he dives

  8. Sailboats
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    KDB YC

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    KDB will score a late goal

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Looks like I disagree with every post of you today haha

      1. Life is a Fantasy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Even the team news?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Haha not that far

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Lingard misses

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      He'll be scoring those in 2 years time

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    This is pathetic from city

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      My brain is struggling to process it.

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Who's more essential Tammy or Rashford?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Right now, Rashford.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Rash

    3. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Neither. I'd plump for Rashers tho

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    KDB to Son for a hit?

    Already thinking of Laca Pulisic to Rashford Alli

  14. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Ota G, ugh

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Here we go

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    OMG otamendi

  17. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    I can't remember the last time I've seen City play this bad. This is surreal.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Urgh, weak goal.

  18. tm245
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Otamendi

  19. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    I hate ota so much

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Me too. Got rid for Tomori two weeks ago then he started getting a game and Tomori gets dropped. Now Otamendi's scoring? FFS...

  20. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    *insert comment jizzing about AWB*

  21. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    United bad habit

  22. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    No Utd cleanie 🙂

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Yes!! Ota patience pays dividends again!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Ye right

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    City deserve nothing

    United need to keep their head

  25. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    He will be benched next week

  26. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Scores the week I finally get rid of him. Standard.

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      That was a dozen weeks too late.

  27. Marvin III
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    City could win this.

  28. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Was sitting here thinking about why I bought Otamendi for GW 1. That's why.

  29. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Man, had I not dropped Ota four weeks ago...

    1. MC Hammer
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      14 weeks ago

  30. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Cmon Kevin. Score your stunner!