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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. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    OMG where is Bemba?

    1. Lucy2019
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Hopefully banned.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Harsh. Bemba is a big part of FFS and many of us value his contributions.

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Yeah, I for one would never know when my player has scored without Bemba

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 4 hours ago

            True - he's been uttering the famous OMGs since he was about 9.

    2. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Juhuuu Daniel, do you know?

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Daniels working out a way to blame tonight’s result on Kepa.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Hahaha

  2. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Manchester United penalty bingo

    Get your predictions in

    I'll go with minute 62

    1. Thomas M.
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      34, end the misery early

    2. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      which one? First or 3rd?

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      It's pretty difficult to see when when Bednarek takes Greenwood off his feat 😛

      I'd say 16th minute

    4. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      1000 seconds

    5. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Next time Liverpool wins anything of meaning bingo...

      I’m going 8 years

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      91

  3. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    How was Pulisic on Saturday anyone?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Ineffective as per many
      Taken off to try different system by Frank

    2. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Quiet but still better than Willian if you're worried about backlash in terms of team selection tomorrow.

    3. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Quiet. Shef didn’t give Chelsea a kick.

    4. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Thanks guys. Guess he starts with Giroud so

    5. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Rubbish

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    This article picture is me after United wins another Penalty this GW 😀

    I don't give a ...
    I don't give a ...
    Bruno is my ©
    I don't give a ....

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Rashfords turn.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Bruno assist then 😉

        Imagine abuse here if United get 2 pens 😀
        LoL

        1. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Good viewing 😀

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 4 hours ago

            😛

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      This is why people hate Man Utd and their plastic armchair fans.

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Cry me a river

        1. Right In The Stanchion
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Rashford FC LOL What a nobber 😀

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Surely there aren't any fans of plastic armchairs, i can't think of a worse material.

        You'd be sliding about all over the place.. and imagine the sweat...

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Plastic armchair ...
        Good ...
        Keep it up.

        So people with plastic armchair & who don't step a foot on Manchester annoys you.
        Noted

  5. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Do we think Serge Aurier will be on bereavement leave?

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      100%

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      He should be.

      Dealing with a death of a family member is always tough, but dealing with the murder of a family member is unimaginable.

      RIP to his brother.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        🙁 wasn't aware of this, thats horrific. Poor guy

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        World is becoming a nad place day by day

    3. Lucy2019
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      More likely than not but not guaranteed.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Everyone deals with grief in their own way, some might enjoy the distraction of a busy game.

    5. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Wouldve thought so

    6. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      I assume he will be given as long as he needs. Very, very tragic.

      RIP

    7. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Almost certain

  6. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Who to bench - KDB, Mahrez and Foden?

    1. Lucy2019
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Pep will do the first 2 for you.

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Reluctantly Riyad.

    3. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Depends if you value likeliness to start over likeliness to return. Foden most likely to start but the other two far more dangerous players.

    4. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Mahrez

    5. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Cheers, I know this'll end in tears.

  7. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Martial to willian/Pulisic/dilva?
    Already have Sterling and kdb, no Chelsea cover & triple United in Fernandes Greenwood and Tony

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      save a trannie

  8. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Whats happened to Neville and Carragher going MNF? This presenter line up is atrocious

    1. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Who's on?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Dalglish, Le Tissier, Aluko

        It’s horrific

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Carragher isn’t allowed inside studios. Within spitting distance...

    3. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Keane with Evra/Micha is a funny combo.

      But you’re right, todays line up lacks personality

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Rested 😉

  9. Keeptrying
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    1FT, who to get?

    A) Pulisic
    B) D.Silva
    C) Antonio

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      C) Guaranteed a start

      1. Keeptrying
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Cheers

  10. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Let’s get 3rd lads. GGMU

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Amen brother

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        We move!

        1. Right In The Stanchion
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          LOOOOLLLL

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      GGMU! Come on!

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Time for Rash to go smash

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Yup defo.

      I sold him

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Do I need any Chelsea?

    Ederson
    Digne, Aurier, Boly,
    Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial,
    Ings, Vardy

    Button, Greenwood, Taylor, Lamptey.

    .4

    1FT

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Vardy > Giroud?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        This or Jesus

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Already got three City

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 4 hours ago

            Whoops missed Ederson

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Will wait for early line up & give that a go if Giroud plays.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Surely ... I do not have luxury, on duty most likely

          1. DF
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 4 hours ago

            Prison?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 4 hours ago

              Worst

              1. DF
                • 7 Years
                22 days, 4 hours ago

                Virgin trains?

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Folks, which combo do you prefer? Already have KDB Pulisic:
    A. Willian Jesus
    B. D Silva Giroud

    1. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  14. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    A Rashford mega haul to catch up with Martial’s returns would be just lovely

  15. Odion Igoalo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    AWB
    Bruno (c)
    Greenwood
    Ings

    Lets go!

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Exact same.

      Expecting a fail.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      INGS to punish you?

      1. Odion Igoalo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        I mean, if saints score I can hope for his involvement. Should be a fun watch

  16. Lucy2019
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Not sure why people are moaning about CAS overturning City ban. Clearly they feel there is not enough evidence to uphold the initial ban.

    That is what they are there for and they actually see the evidence instead of biased fans.

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      this is the only post ive seen on the subject 😆

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      They saw the big pile of cash under the table

  17. Right In The Stanchion
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Do you know if there's an option on Sky to turn off Gary Neville's squealing whenever united make a 2 yard pass?

    1. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Called the mute button. On the remote

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      i f'ingwell love a good Nev-squeel!

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Don’t watch it

    4. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Check up your a**

  18. Bruce Lee
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    No goals yet?

  19. Right In The Stanchion
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    C'Mon Southampton....

  20. The_FF_King
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    No crowd noise on sky sports tonight?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Reflecting the actual atmosphere at OT.

    2. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes on 401. Not on 402

    3. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Old Trafford is like a library these days mate, must be all those plastic armchair fans

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        😀

      2. The_FF_King
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Lol

    4. The_FF_King
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Am on BT Sport, sky sports main event was showing Oxford v Wycombe in the guide which threw me off. It is Utd game with crowd noise 🙂

      1. The_FF_King
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        BT TV*

  21. Jässi
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    1 FT and need 3rd City player (already have KDB and Mahrez):

    A) Sterling to Salah
    B) Jimenez to Jesus

    Leaning towards B as Jimenez might have a baby soon.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      You meant Salah to sterling?
      Still B

      1. Jässi
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Yes of course that way, sorry.

        Thanks!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      A, Salah to go mental at Arsenal

  22. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Man Utd looking tired. Usually zip it around, but today it is a bit slow.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      0-0 then?

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      It's been 5 minutes bro

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      5 minutes in lol, probably still warming up

    4. JBG
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Man Utd looked bad against Villa and Bournemouth at the start as well.

  23. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Utd not very fluid ... can’t see them breaking down Soton easily

  24. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Could do with 5-0 and no Bruno involvement. KDB managed it so I'm sure he can too

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Nothing from Bruno so far

    Bruno c fail

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      HERE (S)HE IS!

    2. Vazza
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      There is still time for him to get a haul.

      In the meantime, can you please assist me.

      Can you suggest who to (i) bench and (ii) captain this week (with FA Cup rotation in mind) -

      1. Mane
      2. KDB
      3. Sterling
      4. Foden
      5. Fernandes
      6. Rashford
      7. Greenwood
      8. Ings

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Maguire, Lindelol and De Gea against high press. I feel a comedy session incoming

  27. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Would you mané to sterling or wait for a week?

    I’m having a tough time dropping mané before arsenal plus uncertainty around sterling’s game time

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Greenwood not tracking back. Poor from him

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Give me an “OMG Martial”

  29. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    (C)heat fail.

  30. Right In The Stanchion
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    GGMU - We Move 😀

    Polystyrene fans