Dugout Discussion

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.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the rest of the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the discounted price of £9.99 or the monthly price of £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,597 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ClothedinSun
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Zaha to Richarlison a false economy? Will I regret it?

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Richarlison is a better pick than Zaha imo but personally would look for someone else

      1. ClothedinSun
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Any suggestions? Up to a max of £7.9 mil.

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          David Silva

          1. ClothedinSun
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Nice shout. Will give it some thought.

          2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            One of the few players I might consider season keepers. Ride the rough with the smooth at a relatively cheap price

            And of course, I haven't had him this season 😀

            1. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He does play most games tbf. Gets the odd rest every now and then.

        2. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ozil is starting games...or silva?

          1. ClothedinSun
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            There's a side of me that was toying with Ozil as a pick, the same side that also wants me to scream what I actually think about people to their faces, a darker and altogether unsavoury side you know?

    2. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's not an economy at all is it?

      1. ClothedinSun
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        In terms of relative points production...it could be!

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zaha was a dicey pick anyway - don’t see any regrets on this seasons form

      1. ClothedinSun
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I was trying to cash in on those recent couple of goals. Foolish, I know.

    4. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      after the next 2 theres some pretty sweet fixtures

  2. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB punish those Son switches

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        McTominay says hi

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Owning both is lovely

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C'mon Redmen*

      *Until down by 2, let the floodgates open at that stage.

    • Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sterling vs AWB gonna be a good battle.

      1. LFox
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Indeed

    • Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Luke Shaw looks a little overweight

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Little is a polite word

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        always does, just how he's built I suppose

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Or because he's overweight.

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            or that xD
            Surely they wouldn't let him be tho??

      3. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He always does

      4. KINGS
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Catching up on hazard

        • in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Always does

        • Manani
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          just big boned

        • El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hes like fat chik on high heels

      5. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 12 days ago

          AWB had Sterling in his back pocket there 😀

        • MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          AWB gonna pocket sterling tonight

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          James SOT

        • Shultan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          KBD & D.Silva v Fred & McTominay.....think I know how this is likely to end

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It’s just question of when the floodgates will open

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Time to shine once more, Wan BAP.

        • Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Did Aurier pick up an injury?

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

            Yes, hip.

            1. Ole Trafford
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Damn ok thanks

        • FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Looks like this will be an open game.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Please

          • Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Spider-Wan vs Sterling already a good duel.

          • Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 12 days ago

              is sterling just a small game player? Cant score vs Man U, Pool, who else?

              1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Got a small player mentality.

            • iL PiStOlErO
                1 month, 12 days ago

                CP on six cs already and their run of good fixtures is continuing...

                1. Dreaming of glory
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Think I'm doubling Kelly with guaita. Arent alot of teams with good runs on and need someone to replace patricio

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Talk about opportunity. Considering this also myself.

                  2. RECKLESS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    They were lucky atleast today as they conceded 2 big chances and rode their luck

                    1. iL PiStOlErO
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Still luck is a big part of this game, and they had 5cs before that. I just think that they are defensivly solid side and with this run why not to try it.

                  3. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Aaron Wan-Beastaka will destroy the little one

                  4. Dreaming of glory
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Alli assists be reviewed no? Only ever seems to be goals.

                    His first looked like Pope got it, 2nd looked like a Burnley defender hit it away in a tackle but didnt see another angle.

                    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Get over it 😆

                      So salty!

                      1. Dreaming of glory
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Ha I'm not that bad tbh captained son & I was contemplating salah > alli but held!
                        Decided to wait until pool blank and paid off, just seemed like 2 non assists and 3 rivals brought him in!

                        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Well played, you’ve had a great week, just enjoy it mate !

                    2. Steinburg FC
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      no Spurs cover then?

                    3. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      No review

                  5. Grounderz
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    AWB blocked all of them.

                  6. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    An open Manchester derby with no parked bus

                    Been a while...

                    1. Ole Trafford
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      No way Jose

                  7. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Dilva close

                  8. RECKLESS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    What a high quality Manchester derby. Manutd actually trying after so long at etihad

                  9. 4-4-who?
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    The space City have is unreal. Goals in this.

                  10. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Someone’s ate all the mince pies?

                  11. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Pope to Guaita or just play Pope home to newcastle?

                    1. Jellyfish
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Play Pope now. This gw was the time to switch if that was your plan.

                  12. Ole Trafford
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Damn it had to be Lingard there...

                  13. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    #JLingz has to score that.

                  14. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Ederson keeping City in this.....

                    1. 4-4-who?
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      ..Ederson made a save...

                      1. Ole Trafford
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        2 😯

                  15. Jellyfish
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Incredible atmosphere at the etihad apparently (source beeb). Surely they’ve got the wrong ground?

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

                      United always travel well.

                    2. RECKLESS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Its Manutd effect, they along with Liv and NewC have cracking atmosphere as long as players try even a little

                      1. Jellyfish
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Yeah fair point. Decent away support

                        The Citeh fans are probably on their phones buying up Spurs shirts

                  16. Ole Trafford
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    If James or Lingard had hit those chances anywhere else other than straight at Ederson we would be ahead

                  17. LFox
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Walker dispossesses Rashford... Walker is having a good game so far.