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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
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Classic Man Utd

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

    A slightly better Chelsea.

    Great attack, clueless at the back.

  3. Infamy, Infamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Can’t win without a penalty

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Errrr Bruno and Greenwood were garbage tonight

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

        There will be lots of that next season.

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days 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
      3 months, 8 days 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
        3 months, 8 days ago

        He’s just fishing as per.

  5. Jag-z
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      😀

  6. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Utd v Leicester going to be a big game

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Rainer - Martial 3 bonus confirmed?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Must be

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Of course

  8. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Think its gotta be Pusilic TC

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Knee jerk

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

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

  9. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Obafemi just sneezed into his hand then fist pumped Rashford.

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      it's O'Bafemi

      he's Irish

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        To be sure

  10. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      86

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

        Nice

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

        Massive. Nice one Bubz!

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Boom!

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

      68

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Very decent!

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      39 -4

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days 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
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not much better. 42. Meh

    5. Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      73

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Then it’s a success.

    7. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      115

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        My god! Really?

        1. Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Forgot my -4 so 111 total, but yes!

    8. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      71(-4). Oops

    9. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      80 -4

    10. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      62 so far.

    11. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      85

    12. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days 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
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      89

    15. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

    16. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

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

    LOle used up his 3 sub slots.

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    2 goals and 2 assists and some baps? Cant complain

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

    Looks like:
    Martial 3
    Bednarek 2
    Rashford 1
    for bonus

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Fecking Rashford useless

  14. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    So, Bruno or Pulisic for the armband?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Rash my cap

    2. Jag-z
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic.. No brainer

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pusilic for me

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

      Pulisic because Norwich

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Chelsea will struggle vs Norwich 😛

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

        wouldn't be surprised

  15. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days 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
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days 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
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Do you know how points work though?

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        One point gained on Chelsea and Leicester

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Jag-z
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes united fans are scum.. They deserve it

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

      Football hey

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Leicester still has the worse run-in.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      beautiful game beautiful day

  19. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

  20. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

  21. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pulasic or willian as my chelsea player to bring in?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        He’s retired

    2. cjw176
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic

  22. Lexi2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days 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
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Striker for next week

    A, Jesus
    B, ings
    C, Giroud

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

      Giroud

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Danny ings

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Well that’s conclusive

  24. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who to play?
    A Martial
    B Greenwood

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

      A no question

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

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

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Hes pony

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      DDG is a glorified Pickford

  26. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days 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
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days 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
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Lol at pool fans having to wait 30 years.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Perfect example of holding onto history. Live in the present

        1. HMFC1874
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

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

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

        Nice history lesson.

    2. HMFC1874
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Liverpool's delusion over 30 years rubbing off then

  28. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

  29. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days 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
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What do we make of Greenwood now?

    Reckon he could be benched next game or too soon?

    1. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Possible

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days 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