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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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  1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Squad is...

    Pope/Martinez
    TAA Digne Doherty Mendy Lamptey
    Bruno KDB Mahrez Martial Willian
    Greenwood Vardy Ings

    1FT 1.1m ITB

    A Mahrez to Dilva
    B Mahrez to Pulisic
    C Save FT

    1. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      B

  2. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Son+Jimmy to Willian+Jesus (-4)
    Y or N? Thx.

    1. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Y

  3. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Do transfers tonight or wait for news tomorrow?

    I am looking at 0.3m swing tonight

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Who's the lucky lady?

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      TEam value less important than the news unless it locks you out of a move you’d still want The week after too.

  4. Jag-z
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Bruno has been garbage

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        Still gets points tho

        1. Jag-z
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            By cheating and diving.. Jammy points.. Can't sustain against good teams.. Lacks quality

            1. Gashead9
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Haha, lacks quality

            2. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              😆

            3. Maddamotha
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Lol ok

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          Only ht

          1. Jag-z
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              I don't understand what funny. He's average.. Poor man's malnutritioned kdb

          2. Tomerick
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 10 hours ago

            Are you 0.1m off? I don’t think you’re going to be able to convince enough people to sell him.

        3. sminkypinky
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          Vardy or Ings on FH?

          1. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Ings but both of you can fit them in

            1. sminkypinky
              • 8 Years
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Probably not...

        4. Boss Hogg
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          Vardy to Ings worth a hit?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Jesus?

        5. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          https://twitter.com/AkaPaulHoward/status/1282624040251916288?s=19

          As expexted. He's going in Juventus or PsG probably next season.

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Fish. Hook.

          2. lilmessipran
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            nice try

          3. teddypicker
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Lol

          4. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Haha

        6. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          Rash stamp

        7. squits
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          he fell onto the other guy

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            That's what he told his wife

        8. tempest
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          On a FH this week. 2 options... other players are all the same in both...

          Ederson
          Robertson (Tanganga)
          Pulisic, Bruno

          DDG
          Christiansen (aurier)
          KDB, Antonio

        9. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          That’s a pen if Armstrong was wearing red.

          1. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            100% a penalty if thats Bednarek in Rashfords back

          2. Bartowski
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            No it would just be a weird challenge on his own player

        10. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
          • 11 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          Who to start? Digne or VVD?

          Everton look terrible lately and Arsenal are bad at defending set pieces so VVD might score no?

          1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
            • 11 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            I know in theory Digne has the better fixture

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            VVD

        11. lilmessipran
          • 7 Years
          22 days, 11 hours ago

          Love how the United fans have come out calling VAR after the Romeu incident!

          1. Jag-z
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              They are deluded.. Nothing new

            • Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
              • 11 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              They have to complain. 10 years mid table team, they are used to complaining 😉

              1. Johnny 8
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                Two titles and three runners up spots in those ten years.

          2. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Why didnt Rash just cut in and score there. He’s unbelievably frustrating

            1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
              • 11 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              He is not 100% match fit

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                Surely should be by now

            2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Bit harsh

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                Its an accumulation of his rubbishness rather than just that

            3. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              This

            4. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Hasn't come back the same. Looked unplayable earlier in the season.

          3. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 11 hours ago

            Another dive by Bruno

            1. Jag-z
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                Hahahahaha.. Yea.. Vintage bruno

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Bruno’s worst game by a mile

              1. squits
                • 10 Years
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                He's very quiet. But utd are due a pen now surely

              2. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                He’ll get his peno soon

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  22 days, 11 hours ago

                  Is he on them? Thought it was Rashford’s turn?

                  1. Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    22 days, 11 hours ago

                    God knows

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    22 days, 11 hours ago

                    They are sharing, I think Rash will take the next imo

                  3. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 10 hours ago

                    Bruno took the previous 3 in a row. I don’t think they alternate, Bruno is designated

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      22 days, 10 hours ago

                      Was Rash on the pitch for those 3?

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        22 days, 10 hours ago

                        I believe so

                    2. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      22 days, 10 hours ago

                      Rashford said the other day they share them and decide on the pitch

                    3. squits
                      • 10 Years
                      22 days, 10 hours ago

                      rashy took one two or three gws ago I think

                    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 10 hours ago

                      Law of averages is we'll find out soon enough

                2. Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  22 days, 11 hours ago

                  It’s Rashys pen if we get one

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              United going to rip Palace to shreds?

              1. Tony Martial
                • 1 Year
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                I think so

              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                Likely

              3. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                Absolutely

            4. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Dammit should’ve (c) Tony but oh well

            5. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Come on Rash get that hatti, I feel it

            6. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Bench Rashford for Sancho

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                Yep, rotate Greenwood and Rash

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  22 days, 10 hours ago

                  He's too inconsistent and selfish

            7. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Rash close

              1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • 9 Years
                22 days, 11 hours ago

                Get some preventative oitment

                1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • 9 Years
                  22 days, 10 hours ago

                  *ointment

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 10 hours ago

                  🙂

            8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Please make 60 minutes Bruno(c)

            9. zotter
              • 10 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Worth free hitting this??

              Martinez
              Trent. Doherty. Aurier (or Saiss if he doesn’t play)
              Pulisic c. Kdb. Salah. Bruno. Martial
              Greenwood. Vardy?

              Or just vardy to Jesus for free?

            10. Rainer
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Rash -BPS
              Bruno +BPS

            11. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 11 hours ago

              Come on Rashford. One more !

            12. Duke Silver ☑
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Bruno goal imminent. I can feel it.

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                I can’t

            13. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Rashford is a nasty piece of work . Pass the ball ffs

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                Poor man's Jamie Oliver

            14. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Greenwood fail today 🙁

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                1 of the 4 seems to fail. Rashy last GW.

              2. squits
                • 10 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                He's very young. He won't do it every week. Plus has played a lot of matches in a row

            15. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Anyone know why Greenwood isn’t playing?

              1. Belli2007
                • 9 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                He is....

            16. WD27
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Have we got any more aurier news? Surely he's not going to play next game? What we think

              1. km79
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                I would seriously doubt it!!!!!!!!!

              2. Miniboss
                • 1 Year
                22 days, 10 hours ago

                I don't know man, would you go to work 2 days after your brother got shot?