Dugout Discussion

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. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Kdb or Hamez (+4.5m)

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      2nd

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      KDB

    3. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      That's not a fair comparison. You surely have some premium mids right now, compare KDB to them.

    4. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      4.5m

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      hamez this week, get kdb from gw4

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hamez starting for Utd is still not really a good choice

    7. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      James and use the 4.5 to get KdB

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Come on Utd let’s have a big performance!

  3. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    0 from 0 so far. Shocking watching these Leeds, Everton assets haul. Is owning DCL or James essential this early?

    1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      More shocking when you have the wrong players.

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I feel your pain pal, game week starts for us now!

    3. TheDragon
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The gameweek so already ruined isn’t it?

      1. DAZZ
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Feels it with DCL James and Mitro hauls. Very highly owned players

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I’d want at least 1 of them

      1. DAZZ
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Who’d you suggest? I missed the everton game.

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Both great options mate

        2. Sanchit
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Everything went through Hamez.
          DCL lucky to get a hat trick, was not involved that much.

    5. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      28 from 2 here .But I've been where you are. All luck.

  4. F4L
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Guaita masterclass please

  5. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    14 goals in the first two matches.

    I've have no players played yet.

    Brought greenwood in for a hit.

    Hate this game

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Sympathies.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      That’s unlucky

    3. Sanchit
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bringing in a player who's not even played for a hit.

  6. Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Harrison did nothing. Costa seems much more further up the pitch.

    1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Opposite with vs pool

      1. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah, maybe they took advantage of TAA defensively. Will keep for another week but quite disappointed because he was in his own half so so much and wasn’t in any attacks.

    2. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Not much involvement but decent performance.

  7. DantheManinaPan
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Lot of spanners being thrown about it seems this week...

    Jamez my only feature so far but lots riding on this next game with 3xMUN!

  8. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    KDB or Sterling?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The million dollar question

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Raz if Foden is given a central role.

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      kdb

  9. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Score predictions for the final two games? Surely we cant see another 14 goals today?

    1. TheDragon
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      2 x 0-0’s

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      4 maybe.

    3. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No
      2-0
      3-1

  10. Super Nashwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Was convinced of the need to sell mitro to bring in dcl. Not sure at all now. What are other mitro owners doing? Aston Villa home next week looks good. But Everton have great fixtures too

    1. Lindelol
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      i am keeping

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      get both?

    3. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Keeping but still considering mitro to dcl gw4

  11. Humperdoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    McBurnie will probably get a hattrick against Leeds next week.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Can see them bullying Leeds, especially on set pieces.

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Weekend at McBurnie's

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        🙂

  12. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Rashford hatrick pls!!!!

  13. F4L
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    None of the promoted teams can defend.

  14. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Template teams thrown out of the window after the first two games this GW...so many hauls...but I have 0 from 0 and Pereira on the bench as 1st sub... *shakes head*

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      You must have a very good team with that bench at least.

  15. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Who’s the 5.5 to own now?

    Costa?

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mid

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Still Podence

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Podence

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Podence

  16. DantheManinaPan
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Would absolutely love to bring DCL in but selling Werner or Martial for him seems a bit over the top, right?

    1. Super Nashwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I’m in the same boat. Maybe invest in Rodriguez

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yep

  17. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    29 from 2

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Goodness

  18. Would Ed Woodward
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Final bonus for Leeds vs Fulham?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bamford 3
      Mitro 2

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks.

    2. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      You can look yourself

    3. ace3.1415
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mitro 3
      Bamford, Costa 2

  19. Lindelol
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    It seems United assets owners think United is just as good as City why??

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      project restart points

  20. Offside Trapattoni
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Lots of reasonably priced assets are hauling, let's see how the premium players perform. Having Salah Sterling Bruno is an expensive midfield..

  21. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    WC with 2 FT? Or just hold out?

    Seems like a great time to rush in Wolves and Everton

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Took a -4 this week and now really tempted to WC. So MANY mid/low priced assets firing.

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      rather a -8

  22. AnfieldLad
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    BPS likely to change ?

  23. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    [Official] Jota to Pool!

  24. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Starting to think I should have picked a different 4.5 defender over Dallas but oh well, not worth a transfer this early on

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ayling here. They dont look great defensively.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Do the fullbacks look attacking?

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

      I’ve swapped him for DCL

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Lol if only

  25. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Ings> Jimenez tonight? Ings dropping tonight.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Is he? Fck. I don’t know what I want to do. Will see how Tony M looks

  26. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Final BPS from Leeds Fulham game?

    1. ace3.1415
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mitro 3
      Bamford, Costa 2

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Cmon Palace. Keep them out

  28. Lukakuna
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    What do we think about Mitrovic? Will he continue to score or was this a one off thanks to Leeds?

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mitro will always be a good option no matter what imo. He's proven both in the prem and championship and like Ings for Soton last year will be part of almost every Fulham goal

  29. QUEN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Surely we can’t sell havertz now for WBA?

    1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I sold him for Harrison, to avoid price drop.

  30. JELLYFISH
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Vinagre > Keane worked quite well