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

    Martial and rashford benched next game? :p

  2. theroadrunner
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    No 5th substitute?

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Come on Southampton. Goal is needed

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Timing

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Amazing 🙂

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    2 2

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Ings still looking ok? Looking like he will rise tonight, but this is now 6 straight 90 min games in 24 days for him, so maybe he gets a rest?

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Diego Costa on 9 yellows syndrome!

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    OMG obafemi

  7. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Obafemi G

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Let's see if VAR comes to the rescue.

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    2-2

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Ole fault with those subs

  10. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS

  11. tempest
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Bottomed...

    now
    Any changes you’d make to this FH team next week - happy to hear anything!! Is KDB too much of a risk?

    DDG
    Digne/ james/ Christiansen
    Sterling/ KDB/ Willian/ Martial/ Antonio
    Kane/ Jesus

    Greenwood/ Aurier

  12. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    VAR help needed

  13. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Ugh, kill me

  14. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Deserv3d

  15. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Pope or McCathy for the remaining games?

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    😆 ouch

  17. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Yeaaaaahh. Boom. Done
    Totally deserved

  18. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    YESSSSSSSSS (Chelsea fan btw) 😉

    Gary had to take a minute to compose himself there!

  19. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So looks like no Bruno BAPS, 3 for Martial, 2 for Rashford & 1 for Matic?

  20. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Wow

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

    Michaellllll

  22. Right In The Stanchion
    3 months, 19 days ago

    United fans back in the bin you go

  23. Jag-z
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Justice finally

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

  24. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Nice defending by Lindelof there.

  25. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Bednarek assist?

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    C L A S S I C B O T T L E J O B

    Scenes!!!!

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

    Pen inc

  28. Right In The Stanchion
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Loooooool

  29. james 101
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Interesting

    United will need to push now

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

    Kicked it back? LOL

    Hanging on