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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Shaw twisted ankle.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thin in the LB area 😕

      Williams in right-footed...

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Williams on now

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        He's had no problems playing there this entire season...

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          He's been great, but it does limit tactical options. And there is no back-up with Rojo and Young gone.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Shaw’s ankle gives way under the weight of the impact.

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      lol

  3. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Brandon Williams time

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Whoops, never mind...

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Annnnd, Williams on 😉

  4. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Why did so many people captain a penalty merchant?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      They like points?

    2. Jag-z
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Because he he has great diving and acting skills

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Because Man utd get alot of penalties?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Fair point

    4. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      because points

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Corners, penalties, free-kicks are all good sources of assists and goals to be fair

    6. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Because they get a penalty per match more or less.

  5. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Good punch McCarthy.

  6. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What do you get when you introduce Greenwood to the Red Devils?

    The Fire Martial.

    (Work in progress)

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Cred

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      furlough this guy

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Don't be Rash

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Rashi Sunak couldn't save you mate

    3. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Has potential!

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        My best ever review

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Maguire goal please !

  8. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lads any suggestions?

    Hendo
    Alonso Doh Saiss Egan
    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
    Greenwood

    Bench: Jimmy, Fernandez, Ayew

    1FT and 2.2 ITB

    1. BeWater
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Looks pretty good to be fair. Maybe KDB > Sterling if you are a gambling man!

  9. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    SHAW BETTER BE ALIRGHT

  10. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any press conferences set for tomorrow?

  11. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Captain shouts for next week?

    Not too keen on Bruno after this

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Greenwood sighting ?

  13. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I sure could do with a Maguire header and Bruno ass

    1. Jag-z
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He has no ass.. It's just straight lines

  14. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Maguire trying to get Andy that goal

  15. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Shaw off, Williams on.

  16. Right In The Stanchion
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pork scratching off

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Shaw running off a broken ankle

  18. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Willy Smallbone. What a name

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      thats an anagram for what my missus calls me!

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bruno needs Dan James.

  20. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ings has rested only 3 minutes since restart. Danny Ings.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Looks in terrific condition. Looks like he could play 180 every 3 days...

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It's the south coast air

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      The only person fitter after a lockdown

  21. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lindelof has been great this game.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Our best defender

      1. Jag-z
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Lindelol

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Take it easy, mate.

      2. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        It’s very tragic

  22. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who to sell tonight for Ings. Kane or Rashford? Concerned about ManU rotation with FA Cup, though Kane seems a poor pick at the moment. Which one to sell for Ings?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Kane 100%

  23. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Christ hope Shaw is alright.. 🙁

    Williams 3.9 could be good for FPL

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Season ending if you don't own 3 Utd attackers now

  24. Totti
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    freethit this team?

    pope
    TAA doherty holgate fernandez femenia
    KDB salah B.Fernandez martial 4.2
    vardy jimenez greenwood

    1FT 0.9 itb

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Greenwood going to pop up with a goal?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It’s on terrestrial tv channel 11 if in the UK

    2. Jag-z
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Southampton have been poor

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        No they haven't

    3. Totti
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      i think the match will end 2/1 or 2/2
      no more goals for man u 🙂

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He’ll need to come on first.

    5. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Just hoping he pops up on my screen tbf

    6. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      yes plz

    7. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Hope so, but doubt it. He hasn't really been in this game...

  26. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Come on United! Give me more!!!

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bruno 😆 why is he doing???

  28. snowman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Is R James nailed on for Chelski?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      No.

  29. Rugga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Noob quetion incoming...

    Where is the best place to get early team news?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      FPL Rockstar
      FPL Heinsenberg
      FPL Scarface

      1. Rugga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        thanks mate!

  30. rjcv177
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Sell one:
    Rashf
    Vardy

    Buy one combo
    Puli+Jesus
    Sterling+ings
    Silva+ings

    1. Vazza
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Vazza
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sell Vardy

      Buy sterling and ings