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Fernandes and Pogba both start against injury-hit Bournemouth defence

Bruno Fernandes (£8.8m) and Paul Pogba (£8.3m) both start for Manchester United as Bournemouth come to Old Trafford.

The pair were subject of an injury rumour circling around some quarters of the media on Friday evening, but it would appear they came through the most recent training session unscathed.

In fact, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named an unchanged line-up from the side that won comfortably at Brighton, much to the delight of Fantasy managers interested in their assets.

At a time when Manchester United options are in such high-demand, it is encouraging to know that the manager has found a settled selection. This is the first time since November 2006 that an unchanged XI has been named in three successive Premier League matches.

That means Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) is on the right-hand side of attacking midfield once more, joined there by Fernandes and Marcus Rashford (£9.1m).

Meanwhile, Anthony Martial (£8.2m) starts up-front hoping to replicate his most recent Old Trafford outing, which saw the Frenchman score a hat-trick against Bournemouth.

A further boost for Manchester United backers has emerged in the form of injuries to Chris Mepham (£4.3m) and Steve Cook (£5.0m), who was reprimanded by Eddie Howe this week for publicly criticising Bournemouth.

With Simon Francis (£4.4m) still on the sidelines, a dearth of options has forced the Bournemouth manager into some tough decisions with his defence.

Left-back Lloyd Kelly (£4.4m) has tucked into centre-back alongside Nathan Aké (£4.8m) with Diego Rico (£4.2m) earning his first start since Gameweek 26.

Elsewhere, Leicester host Crystal Palace, although that fixture has considerably less Fantasy interest.

Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) remains the most popular Fox, sat in 26.2% of teams, but has just two goals since Gameweek 19.

That statistic does not particularly bode well given that Roy Hodgson’s men have four clean sheets from their last six matches.

It is also frustrating news for the 15.1% still in possession of James Maddison (£7.4m), who does not make the matchday squad while Harvey Barnes (£6.0m) is among the substitutes for the third match in a row since the Premier League returned.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, Justin; Pérez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Albrighton; Iheanacho, Vardy.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Sakho, J Ward; Zaha, Riedewald, Milivojevic, McArthur; Benteke, Ayew.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Pogba, Matić; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale, Rico, Aké, L Kelly, A Smith; Stanislas, L Cook, Lerma, Brooks; J King, Solanke.

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2,491 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tinkermania
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Why is Maguire so slow?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He’s about 25 stone weight

  2. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    De Gea is through.

  3. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hahahaaaaaa amazing

  4. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How easy was that from Stanislas.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Great finish, he's started well.

      Man Utd need to get it in from wide.

  5. Collie01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Roy Keane just combusted somewhere

    1. TakingTheMkhi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lol

  6. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Utd cleansheet wiped as expected

  7. Firminoooo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Dream goal. Now Bruno, Martial and Greenwood.

  8. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Nice Pogba dive that

  9. VAR United
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Wheres keano?

  10. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bruno Top 10k EO?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 1 day ago

      122%

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      120%

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        So I don’t want him to score even though I own him. Weird one

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          You only lose half points ... not owning him is even worse, already 1.2 points against me

    3. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      119

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Lindelof just over

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Man U's main attacking threat.

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is the goal good or bad for owners of United attackers?

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Great for triple attackers.

      1. how now brown cow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Depends if it stays 1-0

        1. jamiejoe
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          This!

  13. Bun Rab L4D3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    AWB taking a lie down.

  14. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bloody maguire

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Utd’s damage will be done in the last 25-30 mins when BOU tire from all the defending

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pogba and Bruno need to get on the ball from deeper positions, shouldn't be a problem to be honest

    2. BNMC
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Hopefully...

  16. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Harry Maguire is a Gucci Lewis Dunk

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The type you buy in Tenerife

  17. TakingTheMkhi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Stanislas has mugged them off there haha.
    Where is Roy Keane right now, probably fuming!!

  18. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Damn it... Bought AWB on FH... 😡

  19. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Chilwell down

  20. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Happy I switched from WanB to Dunk last night, and went with Bruno, Martial and Rashford on my WC.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nice

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Chilwell down

  22. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Wow every single time I captain someone it goes horribly

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Assume u captained someone in Norwich game then? As the other games all have a minimum of 70 minutes to go

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Greenwood shot saved

  24. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Chilwell rushing down the tunnel.

    Having a Jason Puncheon maybe.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not a Lineker then

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Stanislas shot over

  26. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    water break

  27. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Vd to AWB
    Failed

    1. Says
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      VVD? why?? they're playing villa

    2. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      At least I sold Lowton for AWB last night. Nothing lost there.

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rashford has looked much better this match.

  29. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rashford looks dangerous and very mobile

    1. Vazza
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Does he look £5m better than Greenwood?

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

        Not yet until he scored brace ... moving towards the right direction