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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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2,161 Comments Post a Comment
  1. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Kdb or Hamez (+4.5m)

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2nd

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      KDB

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      4.5m

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

      hamez this week, get kdb from gw4

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hamez starting for Utd is still not really a good choice

    7. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      James and use the 4.5 to get KdB

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

    Come on Utd let’s have a big performance!

  3. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      More shocking when you have the wrong players.

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

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

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The gameweek so already ruined isn’t it?

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d want at least 1 of them

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Both great options mate

        2. Sanchit
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

    5. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  4. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Guaita masterclass please

  5. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sympathies.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That’s unlucky

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  6. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Opposite with vs pool

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not much involvement but decent performance.

  7. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

    KDB or Sterling?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The million dollar question

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Raz if Foden is given a central role.

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

      kdb

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

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2 x 0-0’s

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      4 maybe.

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No
      2-0
      3-1

  10. Super Nashwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      i am keeping

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      get both?

    3. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Keeping but still considering mitro to dcl gw4

  11. G B
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McBurnie will probably get a hattrick against Leeds next week.

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

      Can see them bullying Leeds, especially on set pieces.

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Weekend at McBurnie's

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        🙂

  12. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Rashford hatrick pls!!!!

  13. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    None of the promoted teams can defend.

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

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

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who’s the 5.5 to own now?

    Costa?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mid

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Still Podence

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Podence

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Podence

  16. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yep

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

    29 from 2

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Goodness

  18. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Final bonus for Leeds vs Fulham?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bamford 3
      Mitro 2

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks.

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

      You can look yourself

    3. ace3.1415
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mitro 3
      Bamford, Costa 2

  19. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      project restart points

  20. Offside Trapattoni
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      rather a -8

  22. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    BPS likely to change ?

  23. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    [Official] Jota to Pool!

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ayling here. They dont look great defensively.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Do the fullbacks look attacking?

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’ve swapped him for DCL

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Lol if only

  25. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ings> Jimenez tonight? Ings dropping tonight.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

    Final BPS from Leeds Fulham game?

    1. ace3.1415
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mitro 3
      Bamford, Costa 2

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Cmon Palace. Keep them out

  28. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Surely we can’t sell havertz now for WBA?

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I sold him for Harrison, to avoid price drop.

  30. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Vinagre > Keane worked quite well