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Greenwood and Wan-Bissaka benched as Man United host Palace

Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) finds himself on the bench as Manchester United start their Premier League campaign a week late.

The 18-year-old was a fixture on the right-hand side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking midfield trio during Project Restart, but his place has been handed to Daniel James (£6.5m) today.

The Manchester United boss has made two surprising decisions on the right-hand side of the pitch as Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) loses out to Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£4.5m) in defence.

Outside of that, the Red Devils line up mostly as we would expect. Anthony Martial (£9.0m) leads the line, supported by Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) on the left and Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) in the number 10 role.

There will be plenty of eyes on those two players as Jan Sienkiewicz pointed out in the most recent captaincy article that Crystal Palace have shown some weakness from set pieces and down their right flank in open play.

Roy Hodgson’s men arrive at Old Trafford in their traditional 4-4-2 formation, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) once again deployed out of position as a centre-forward alongside Jordan Ayew (£6.0m).

Budget defender Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) keeps his place in the side at left-back, although the defensive injury crisis at Palace eases slightly with the return of Mamadou Sakho (£4.5m) at centre-back.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Fosu-Mensah; Pogba, McTominay; Rashford, B Fernandes, D James; Martial.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Sakho, Kouyaté, J Ward; Schlupp, McCarthy, McArthur, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

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  1. Canaries
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Do we think Jota will play much for pool and worthy of a cheaper route into pool playing midfielder?

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's cover for the frontmen. He'll get a few sub appearances unless there is an injury or crazy DGW antics

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Fewer minutes than Foden for same money

  2. Live Lad
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I'm patient and won't do any rash transfers but how do the following transfers look?

    (1) Tierney + Auba + Adams to Charlie Taylor (if he seems a regular) + KDB + DCL (-4)
    (2) Auba + Adams + Kane to KDB + DCL + Jimmy (-4)

    Still unsure about Kane and I know S'ton game will tell a lot but what do you think of those for now?

  3. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is it too early to WC? Lots of options to bring in and not wanting to take hits.

    1. Live Lad
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You will see the options are different next week. Hold.

    2. maff
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It's not too early, but it depends on your team

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Current team;
        Ramsdale
        TAA Taylor Mitchell Davies
        Salah Auba ASM Rodriguez
        Werner Martial

        Subs: Steer Bissouma Saliba Brewster

  4. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Glazers out. Woodward out.

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Martial out too tbh.

  5. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts for - 4?
    Auba to KDB
    Son to Zaha
    Adams to DLC

    Current team:
    McCarthy
    TAA VVD Justin Davies
    Salah Son Auba
    Werner Adams Mitro

    Subs: Reed, Bissouma, Taylor

  6. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Might have to play the wildcard to avoid price rises again on keys players.

    Already .3 down by waiting a week 😐

  7. Alexis Nonsense
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Without Pulisic and Ziyech, where is Werner going to get service from?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Other players that make up the side?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They scored plenty without them last season

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wc this lot this gw?

    mccarthy
    taa davies egan
    salah auba bruno soucek
    ings dcl mitro

    nyland taylor mitchell bissouma

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Marital and Bruno both looked horrendous! Bad game or just awful picks?

  10. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    made my 2fts

    Martial to Davis
    ASM to Hames

    (Still have enough fund to pull a Auba to KDB/Sterling and Souchek to Zaha/Greenwood)

    I guess - 8 would be better than using the WC

    (The Martial move isn't a knee-jerk, I genuinely think that ManUtd attacking pattern is going to change, it's going to be much distributed and not focal)

  11. QUEN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pulisic fit for next weekend that price is appealing for a punt