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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Classic Man Utd

  2. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    A slightly better Chelsea.

    Great attack, clueless at the back.

  3. Infamy, Infamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Can’t win without a penalty

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Terrible subs by Ole. He has players like Bruno and Greenwood who are well rested and could easily finish the game, but he subbed them off despite having a healthy lead. Ole has to go if he makes rookie mistakes like this at the business end. Fergie will be having a word in the ears of the board.

    1. BENOIT
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Errrr Bruno and Greenwood were garbage tonight

      1. Tinkermania
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        There will be lots of that next season.

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Can’t complain about not allowing for a last minute injury

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Bruno was out on his legs. Dropping deeper, passes going astray.

      James like for like swap with Greenwood (position wise) and fresh legs on the counter.

    4. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      They weren’t playing well so it was quite understandable to sub them off. Bruno looked tired towards the end.

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      They were two of UTDs worst players who had played at least 70mins in the last 5 games and had a healthy lead of 1

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        He’s just fishing as per.

  5. Jag-z
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Where are those deluded varchester fans.. Go back to your caves where you lived for past 7 years.. Buhahahhahaha

    1. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      😀

  6. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Utd v Leicester going to be a big game

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Rainer - Martial 3 bonus confirmed?

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Must be

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Of course

  8. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Think its gotta be Pusilic TC

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Knee jerk

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        How is that a knee jerk, if anything the opposite as Pulisic blanked

  9. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Obafemi just sneezed into his hand then fist pumped Rashford.

    1. Says
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      it's O'Bafemi

      he's Irish

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        To be sure

  10. sminkypinky
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    That was an agonising gameweek. Worst one this season.
    34 all out. How did you do?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      86

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Nice

      2. sminkypinky
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Massive. Nice one Bubz!

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Boom!

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      68

      1. sminkypinky
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Very decent!

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      39 -4

      1. sminkypinky
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Someone in the same boat. I know how you feel. Lost ML lead and doubled my OR too.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Not much better. 42. Meh

    5. Costa Nostra
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      73

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      50, quite happy considering I sold Son to Mane (C) for a hit

      1. sminkypinky
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Then it’s a success.

    7. Gashead9
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      115

      1. sminkypinky
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        My god! Really?

        1. Gashead9
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Forgot my -4 so 111 total, but yes!

    8. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      71(-4). Oops

    9. Says
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      80 -4

    10. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      62 so far.

    11. Thomas M.
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      85

    12. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      91, but I imagine there will be owners of both Sterling and Antonio easily into the 100s

      1. sminkypinky
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Has to be. My plan was to get Antonio for son but changed it to Willian last minute. The disappointment was real.

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Ah, that's bad luck. Very fine margins - I was an overslept morning away from changing the captaincy from Sterling to Vardy for example.

    13. sminkypinky
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Fair few big scores and few minor ones like mine. I suspect next week to be like this too. Plenty of FH teams. Pool could swing things.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        There will be big swings for sure. People who took punts like me will be emboldened and will go for even more punts - I feel a Foden (C) coming for example that could end badly compared to more mainstream options.

    14. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      89

    15. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      85 with potential bonus, makes up for some absolute shockers of the last few weeks

    16. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      ML rival did a WC and scored 28 .. Schmeichel, Digne and AWB all on 0

  11. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    LOle used up his 3 sub slots.

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    2 goals and 2 assists and some baps? Cant complain

  13. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Looks like:
    Martial 3
    Bednarek 2
    Rashford 1
    for bonus

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Fecking Rashford useless

  14. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    So, Bruno or Pulisic for the armband?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Rash my cap

    2. Jag-z
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Pulisic.. No brainer

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Pusilic for me

    4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Pulisic because Norwich

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Chelsea will struggle vs Norwich 😛

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        wouldn't be surprised

  15. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Wish I had the hindsight for other results the way I predicted this result. Soton coming out with a draw just like I called it yesterday.

  16. Thescaff
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    As a mutual I'm amused by the desperate Utd hate.

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      They talk the loudest after a few wins, so shouldn't be surprised to hear some back.

      They moved from 5th to...

      5th.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Do you know how points work though?

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        One point gained on Chelsea and Leicester

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Don't worry it's balanced up by some of the Utd arrogance,

      1. Jag-z
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Yes united fans are scum.. They deserve it

    3. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      We’re always everyone’s biggest worry. It’s cute really. No matter who people support you’d think we are their second favorite club.

  17. cjw176
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Ederson Martinez
    AWB TAA Boly Egan Taylor
    Bruno KDB Salah Pulisic Saint-Maximin
    Ings Rashford Jiminez
    2ft 0.6itb

    Any moves you would do please?

    Thank you

    1. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Looks good. Any move you make you might regret. Extra MCity player (Jesus?) would be gambling with Pep roulette.

  18. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Leicester got 9 goals from Southampton.

    Man Utd got this.

    Rashford missed sitter.

    Man City bought CAS/CL.

    What a day.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Football hey

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Leicester still has the worse run-in.

    3. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      beautiful game beautiful day

  19. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    decent night for me finally... martial bringing home the bacon and Bruno scoring less than vardy cappo 😀

  20. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    not fun goal for a DDG/Rashford/Ings owner 🙁

  21. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Pulasic or willian as my chelsea player to bring in?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      I would wait till fpl rockstar first if both start then willian

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        He’s retired

    2. cjw176
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Pulisic

  22. Lexi2014
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Thinking of wildcarding either gw 36/37 and bench boost gw 38....

    Current team:

    Pope
    TAA / Aurier / Saiss
    Salah / KDB / Pulisic / Saka
    Vardy / Ings / Greenwood

    Randolph / Cantwell / Stephens / Kelly

    Thoughts?

  23. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Striker for next week

    A, Jesus
    B, ings
    C, Giroud

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      A

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Giroud

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Danny ings

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Well that’s conclusive

  24. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Who to play?
    A Martial
    B Greenwood

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      A

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      A no question

  25. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    DDG one great save but so not convincing from dead ball and stuffs!

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Hes pony

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      DDG is a glorified Pickford

  26. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Taylor
    Salah KDB Fernandes Mahrez
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    Pope Egan Saka Tanganga

    A) mahrez and vardy to pulisic and jesus -4
    B) Mahrez and vardy to sterling and giroud -4

  27. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    People seriously expect United to challenge Liverpool and City for the title? The amount of delusion after they get a couple wins

    1. super zlatan
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Lol at pool fans having to wait 30 years.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Perfect example of holding onto history. Live in the present

        1. HMFC1874
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Says a Liverpool fan, your fans were built on talking about history.

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Nice history lesson.

    2. HMFC1874
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Liverpool's delusion over 30 years rubbing off then

  28. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Leading ML rival by 2 pts following -4 hit next GW. But Aurier will not play, do I do another hit?

  29. jamiejoe
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Makes the last 3 league games more interesting and a gw38 shoot out away at Leicester.

    Also, raises the ante for away at Crystal Palace on Thursday evening in under 3 days time.

  30. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    What do we make of Greenwood now?

    Reckon he could be benched next game or too soon?

    1. fylde2022
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Possible

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      The whole team was a bit off tonight, he's still quality, safe i reckon, far better than any of our bench options.

    3. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Only way he is benched is if formation is changed, nobody replaces him on the right that's for sure. James isn't good enough