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Wan-Bissaka benched as Solskjaer makes more tweaks to United defence

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made another tweak to his defence, which bodes well for managers playing the Free Hit chip in Gameweek 38+.

His latest changes to the Manchester United side look to have confirmed Brandon Williams (£3.8m) can be a starting defender on the final day of the season, costing less than £4.0m.

The young left-back missed a recent trip to Crystal Palace with a head injury but has recovered to deputise for the also sidelined Luke Shaw (£5.4m) against West Ham.

Williams return to the team has also impacted on Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), who drops out of the starting XI to join the substitutes for the first time since Project Restart began.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£4.5m) was the man tasked with United’s left-back role at Selhurst Park but, rather than immediately return him to the bench, Solskjaer has switched him onto the right, preferring him to Wan-Bissaka.

That decision could cause deep frustration throughout the Fantasy community with the £5.5m still owned by 19.5% of managers worldwide.

There is much less consternation elsewhere in Wednesday’s first round of team sheets with Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.5m), the top 10k’s most popular Gameweek 37+ captains both starting for Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) and Mason Greenwood (£4.8m) are the men either side of Martial, while Michail Antonio (£7.1m) leads the West Ham line once again with Sebastien Haller (£6.8m) still on the bench.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; B Williams, Maguire, Lindelöf, Fosu-Mensah; Matić, Pogba; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial.

West Ham United XI (4-5-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Johnson; Fornals, Rice, Noble, Soucek, Bowen; Antonio.

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1,483 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 14 hours ago

    Pulisic last 30mins?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Pulisickie will defo come on.

  2. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 14 hours ago

    10 GW's since my captain last scored a goal.

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      That’s not good

  3. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 14 hours ago

    Another captain fail. Hell, I might not even play my TC at this rate.

  4. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 14 hours ago

    bottomed:

    Aaah, awful. Capt Bruno and Rashy booked, hopeless.
    Now my dilemma. My 1Ft was to be Saiss for Tarkowski for a likely 6 pointer.
    Alternatively I could do the tran I should have done weeks ago: Bruno to Martial.

    Which one guys and guyesses?

  5. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 14 hours ago

    Bruno without pens is average player.

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      but united gets penz

  6. FOO FIGHTER
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Get rid of Fernandes and hauls 38 right?

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        yep. doing it anyway

    • 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Aurier and greenwood on my bench

      Martial ©

      FML

      1. MiLK2018
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        Greenwood on bench, with Bruno (c) and AWB...

    • Champions united
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Kdb to silva will give me funds to bruno to salah on FT

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        gongrats

    • DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Firming only 8 goals in league this season! Could Pool not go up another gear with a striker that scores loads. Must be someone out there who plays a similar way they can bring in to give him some competition

    • sfsfsfe
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Chasing my mini league rival for the final round and is 19 points behind. Considering taking a hit for Doherty and Jimi > Aurier and Kane.
      Might work imo.
      Current team

      Patricio
      Doherty - Taa - Bardsley
      Sterling - Mahrez - KDB - Martial - Bruno
      Greenwood - Jimi
      Button , Connolly, lascelles, Holgate