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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wasteman Bruno should have put Rashy through there. Rashy finishes those chances 100% of the time

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who else knew Greenwood would blank this week after bringing him in

  3. Iggypop
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Rashford looks back upto speed tonight, should of had a couple!

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      1 goal, 1 missed sitter, 1 offside

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Greenwood cap punt fail

  5. Bring the Cavalry
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    That martial miss in the first half is going to eliminate me from LMS, was fun while it lasted!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone not selling Bruno this GW?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      o/

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Defo not. One bad match? Hopefully everyone sells

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Currently keeping

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      \o

    5. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Might (C) against Palace

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lol nice baiting

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno is like Wilshere with pens

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He’s not that good.

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Grab a goal Bruno!

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno looks like a poor man’s Shelvey tonight

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      😆

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Harsh on Shelvey

  10. KP - FPL
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    My ML rival is only 2 points behind me and he owns Sterling and KDB as his two City assets, I only have KDB and Ederson.

    How should I approach my transfer, do I cover him or try go different with Jesus?

  11. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Almost goal of season by Martial

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling won that on Saturday with his 3rd.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Awful Tony

  13. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Could do with the customary pen here.

    Leaving it late today...

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      This

  14. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Greedy twot

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lovely run though.

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial run from own half, fires wide

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

    Feel robbed with Bruno(C), Rash and Greenwood

  17. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial is on fire

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Burning the chances

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial wild finish

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial to row M

  20. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial could have passed to Greeny 🙁

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Will that count as a save?

  22. Says
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Brandon Williams has mastered spreading his hair all over his forehead in one slick move

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      the older lads have to pat it down about 3 times ... cringeworthy

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    That Martial run. How does that work for bps? He's just run 35 yards, beaten two players and had a shot off target. Is it just negative bps for the shot? Seems a bit harsh.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Bonus system is utter trash and has been since its infancy

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Negative baps ofc

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Successful dribbles +BPS

      SoT -BPS

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      You dont get minus baps for shot off target, thats a myth. Only minus baps for big chance missed. Doubt it counts as that.

      You get +bps for shot on target though

  24. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Another great game by Trashy

  25. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    The winner in me is disappointedly with my martial captain returns

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I was gutted my Sterling (c) didnt score 4, im greedy

  26. Apwilkin
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Bottomed. Leading in my league by only 10points going into GW36.
      1 FT, 0.4 in the bank, and FH still available.
      Current squad:
      Pope (martinez)
      TAA Doherty Soyuncu Aurier Holgate
      Martial Pulisic KDB Salah Guendozi
      Rash Vardy Greenwood

      Not much I can do to address the issues for this week without taking a hit. Was originally going to FH in 38, but think I need to drop the FH now then hold 37, and double transfer in 38. Thoughts?

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Get Rashford off. Looks knackered

    • JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Another failed forward pass from Bruno

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Bruno has been awful

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Bruno blowing cold tonight