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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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Do something Greenwood, christ sake

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Absolutely nothing going down his side

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He is going off

  2. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Ole loves to flog his players.

  3. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mane to martial?

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

    Man Utd will bottle this

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Feels like it

  5. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Ings or Rashford goal please

  6. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Off day for Bruno still yields one assist... Much better than Salah!

    1. TheMooyBoys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      don't remind me of Salah! vc on sterling fml

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That's rough!

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Salah says hold my EPL medal 😉

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Woody off fail

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Greenwood sighting.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Off

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

    Bruno flop off

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mctom and james on
    Greenwood and bruno off

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bruno subbed

    Very poor

    1. JonSnow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      like watching alexis sanchez at no.10

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bruno fail 😀

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yey

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Cheat fail

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Imagine being a Pool fan and calling someone other than Salah a cheat.

  14. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Martial>Bruno

  15. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Two most owned players in the match subbed off.

  16. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Rashford to Greenwood -4 fail.

    I don't even think Greenwood will start next game. Looks knackered

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looked limping all game cause of the tackle

  17. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    United inviting pressure with those subs

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    The most overrated player in Premier League history.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Scholes retired ages ago

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Salah is, yes.

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bruno massive captain fail ofc

  20. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bruno captain fail 🙁

  21. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bruno (c) against Palace.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Yet another captain fail. Fml

  23. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Greenwood blank

  24. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone know how many times did Greenwood touch the ball tonight?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      8

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      27 times

    3. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      left or right?

    4. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I saw him fondling it at HT

  25. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Shaw injury look bad or a just a knock?

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looked like a knock

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Twisted his ankle

    3. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      nothing that a KFC megabucket won't fix

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        LOLOLOL

  26. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Not fit to lace KDB's boots.

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Rash on everything 🙁

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    SOU passing the ball round like they have the lead

  29. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Time for one more please Martial!

  30. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Not bad Bruno good game too

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Was worse than Pogba