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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. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Southampton deserved that

    Have played well tonight

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Saints have been immense since that game

  3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Lost me a FPL point but totally worth it.

  4. Costa Nostra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Lovely goal that.

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Loooooooooool
    LEI v MAN in final day is going to be great!

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Particularly if they are level on goal difference by then!

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    hahaha what a day as a City fan!!!

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      you named yourself after a Man U player
      Some 'city fan' 😆

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Haha

      2. FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Noisy neighbour

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        its 'lol not lof

  7. Red Rock
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) Jimenez > Ings
    B) Vardy > Ings
    C) Vardy, Mahrez > Jesus, Pulisic
    D) Vardy, Mahrez > Ings, Sterling
    E) Jimenez, Mahrez > Ings, £10.5m mid

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Are you saying you want to sign Ings?

      1. Red Rock
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Ings is a shoe in, just wondering whether it's worth bringing in Jesus instead or Pulisic/Sterling

      2. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Think he might be! Lol

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ings didn’t look great today although it’s hard to tell whether fatigue is a factor or whether it was just the lack of service to him.

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Really bad, Ole bottled it

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    -Wan point.

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Got him after his hauls. Been a big disappointment.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Same.

        Delivered nothing since I’ve had him.

  10. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Oh Varchester is full of sh*t

  11. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Some VAR help needed for United.

  12. TheMooyBoys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    don't think you have to worry about manu resting players now

  13. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    That Romeu red card was costly.

  14. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    For next week:

    A. Son & Sterling
    B. Mahrez & Salah

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  15. Jag-z
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sorry can't give penalties in the other box

  16. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ha do you remember Bednarek! 4.0 def popping up with the odd assist. Here he is again!

  17. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Lucky Luke Shaw owners

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ole a tactical genius tonight.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Almost as bad as his coat

  19. Says
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ings or Jesus for next gameweek?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Jesus

  20. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hahahahahahah
    What did I say yesterday and today before the game....Man Utd are dropping points today. Score prediction was right too UTD 2-2 SOU.

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ok

  21. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Fergie time indeed

  22. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Full Time

    We're Back FC 2-2 Southampton

    We're Back FC remain in 5th.

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Loooooooool : )

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Absolute sickener, Southampton played well.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hahahahs

  23. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Love that. Great game and we’re looking increasingly good for next season

  24. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    PE Teacher Ole got too cocky

  25. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Southampton to qualify for CL next year?

  26. Tinkermania
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    BRUNO! Welcome to the premier league.

  27. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What a terrible terrible week...

    44 points all out, including bonus points! Let's move on from that one.

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nice brag.... 42pts here after bonus.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      39-4

      Brutal.

  28. VISH
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hi RMFHTplease

    Ederson
    Egan Digne Azpi
    Sterling Salah Pulisic Martial fernandes
    Giroud Ings

    Greenwood Justin Fernandez

    Thanks

  29. Right In The Stanchion
    3 months, 9 days ago

    That was hilarious. Thanks Obafemi my man

  30. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Can someone explain why Ole didn't make a 5th sub?

    1. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      he didn't think it was necessary

    2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Prefers to see his Martial and Rashford run into the ground

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Only allowed 3 blocks of substitutes and 5 subs max. Unfortunate

    5. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      3 changes / 5 subs

    6. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Substitutions only allowed in three ‘blocks’.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Only have 3 windows for making subs

    8. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      They can only sub 3 times even though it's a total of 5 players.

    9. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      3 sub events allowed

    10. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Only allowed 3 blocks or half time.

      Done by technicality!!

    11. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It might be because he had used his 3 opportunities to make subs. Idk how that rule works.

    12. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wasn’t able to, only 3 windows