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Unchanged line-ups for Man United and Southampton as FPL bosses eye Fernandes

Fantasy Premier League managers can take increased encouragement from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he 2019/20 season winds to a close.

The Manchester United boss has named an unchanged side yet again, allowing the likes of Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m), Mason Greenwood (£4.9m), Anthony Martial (£8.3m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) to retain their Fantasy appeal.

“We’ve had a decent amount of recovery days in between, which we won’t have the rest of the season now. We picked the short straw in that respect, but we picked the long straw at the start of this period. Didn’t feel we needed to change.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

All eyes will be on the Portuguese international tonight, as he was chosen as the overwhelming favourite for the Gameweek 35+ captaincy by this season’s current top 10,000 Fantasy managers.

56.3% of them made the decision to hand Fernandes the armband this week, at least 41.4 percentage points more than any other option.

It was Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) who finished a distant second, backed by just 14.9% of managers at that level before his blank against Burnley.

At the very least, those who captained Fernandes will be feeling somewhat protected, as he goes into this Southampton match with an effective ownership in the top 10k of 151.7%.

Meanwhile, Danny Ings (£7.4m) remains a key player on the Fantasy scene, still sitting in 28.6% of squads worldwide.

His owners can probably feel more encouraged ahead of tonight’s trip to Old Trafford than they realise, considering Ings’ and Southampton’s away record this season.

The forward has netted in every single road trip since the Premier League’s restart while the Saints have the fifth-best away record this season (27 points from 17 such matches).

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

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Ings, Adams.

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2,097 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Yep same as Rashford to Greenwood.

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

      It's a good job they've won 19 titles and not 14...

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Romeu showing the youngster what its like to play with the big boys

  3. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How is that not a VAR check for a red card???

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Was checked

  4. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    dive by Greenwood

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    3500 place drop to 28k predicted
    Martial, Bruno, Greenwood in my team

    Wtf?!

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bruno captainers

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

      TC chips in play

    3. pkrjoe
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      How do you get prediction?

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Painful as a martial captainer with that not being a red. Would have been a mega haul

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

    Stamps just part of the game low it seems.

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rank down 2k OR already from this half. Argh why do I do this to myself!

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Oops. I meant down 7k. Fml

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        FYL mate, FYL

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          That’s the spirit lol

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Shall i say something or let you moan about your luck 😉

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Nah I’m mostly just getting involved in the atmosphere lol. Not picking Martial was my own stupid decision 😆

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Me too bro

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Just enjoy it as a fan I reckon bro

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Imagine paying £80 000 000 for Maguire

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Is this considered human trafficking i wonder

  10. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Wardprowse showing bruno some love

  11. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Crap trolls everywhere

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

      I don't wish to cast aspersions on Man Utd but I think they might all support Man Utd.

  12. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone fancy contributing a list of players who’ve disappointed you most post lockdown?

    Doherty, Mane, AWB for me. TAA and KDB honourable mentionA for the last few weeks

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Alonso.. awful

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Funnily enough he might be a real winner tomorrow.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          yea still in my team but expectations are minimal

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      DCL obviously

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Don't even mention the initials - they depresses me.

      2. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Same. Funny I still have him.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Expectations too high of Doherty. Only less than 6 twice

    4. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      How can u say AWB??
      2 double digit hauls and another clean sheet, how much do u want from him?!

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Doherty defo! Paid over 6m and not an attacking return in site.

      TAA Doherty AWB that’s my back 3 lol all been poor since the restart

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Since I owned them that is! AWB hauls before I bought him before people jump all over it!

    6. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      AWB has had 2 double digit hauls?

    7. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      DCL/Rashford

    8. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tammy and Mount! Though they would be back it like early in season!

    9. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      AWB has had 2 double digits hauls tho? And a 5 pointer. And this game is not done. Pretty decent for that price.

    10. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Timing with Martial was always wrong. always troled me. Finally got him again for this GW.

  13. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    WC after break: I pick Rashford, everyone else Martial.

    This week I did Rashford > Greenwood.

    Was 1st on cash ML, now 6th. Martial have totally killed it.

  14. Coaly
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Will City rotate much against Bournemouth?

    KDB and Mahrez safe?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes they will rotate a lot

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Think Mahrez will likely be benched. Only sure starters are Dilva and Foden

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      4 or 5 changes minimum

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    No way am i starting greenwood this week

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

      Brace incoming

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      he will cause havoc at Palace

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone else think Walker-Pieters look like the real deal?

  17. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Captain who tomorrow?

    A) Fernandes
    B) Jesus
    C) KDB

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If Bruno gets taken off early, he has to be the safer pick...Sterling/Jesus are better picks if guaranteed 90mins but it isn’t

  18. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Why is Ings playing more as a LW?

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

      Exploit AWfulB

  19. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Besides Bruno(C) and Rashford I also have DDG and Ings in this game but they will hardly make any difference. Currently on 44 and red arrow

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ings would if he score.

  20. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Worth a -4 to do

    Son > pulasic/willian?

    I have no chelsea players.

  21. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Got rid of Rashy for Greenwood just yesterday regret it majorly now!

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

      Why would you do that before this game?

  22. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    My apologies to Antony Martial for even contemplating selling him for dilva/willian/Pulisic

  23. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Should have made the referee at least look at the Romeu challenge on the monitor and decide for himself if it deserved a red

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Don't see what difference it makes which referee looks at the screen

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

      Tried to take out Greenwood there, dirty.

  24. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Desperate for a martial hattrick 🙁

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

    Best Maguire replacement this week? Thinking Azpi

  26. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    United next year will be very dangerous.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A great CB and they will be title contenders

      1. lilmessipran
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        They have Maguire

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yes exactly

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

        Yeah but also they need a bit depth for contending ... if any of first XI injured the bench are not good enough

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

      Defence will be picked apart vs the good teams.

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Which "good teams?"

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Madrid
          Barcelona

      2. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Second best record against other top 6 teams, weird statement

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Think if they keep Pogba they will push for the title, he has that calming influence on the game

      1. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Agree. Pogba has shown lately how important he can be for United.

  27. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    So i dont own Pulisic. But 1st and 2cd in my ML do. And 4th and 5th are free hitting so they no doubt will have him aswell! Is Mahrez > Pulisic a no brainer for free? Or do i just gamble on D Silva?

    A) Mahrez > DSilva
    B) Mahrez > Pulisic
    C) Mahrez DCL > DSilva + Ings -4
    D) Mahrez DCL > Pulisic + Ings -4

    Any advice is appreciated guys. Thank you

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C

  28. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rash (C) fail so far

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good news! He scored!

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Really?

    3. Miniboss
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      ...how?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        dont mean on OR then on my ML. Rival have Martial and Bruno (C)

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

    Rashford and Jimenez to Vardy and Greenwood going as you'd expect.

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

    That Romeu ‘kick’ on Greenwood was checked.

    The refs in the VAR booth need to be docked pay, it might wake them up.

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      or space docked.

      shame on you if you know what that is