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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2,161 Comments Post a Comment
  1. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kdb or Hamez (+4.5m)

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      2nd

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      KDB

    3. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      4.5m

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      hamez this week, get kdb from gw4

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hamez starting for Utd is still not really a good choice

    7. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      James and use the 4.5 to get KdB

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Come on Utd let’s have a big performance!

  3. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      More shocking when you have the wrong players.

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The gameweek so already ruined isn’t it?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I’d want at least 1 of them

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Both great options mate

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

    5. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

  4. F4L
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Guaita masterclass please

  5. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sympathies.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      That’s unlucky

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Opposite with vs pool

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not much involvement but decent performance.

  7. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days 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
      2 months, 7 days ago

      KDB or Sterling?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The million dollar question

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Raz if Foden is given a central role.

      3. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        kdb

    • Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        2 x 0-0’s

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        4 maybe.

      3. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No
        2-0
        3-1

    • Super Nashwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days 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
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        i am keeping

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        get both?

      3. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Keeping but still considering mitro to dcl gw4

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      McBurnie will probably get a hattrick against Leeds next week.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Can see them bullying Leeds, especially on set pieces.

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Weekend at McBurnie's

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          🙂

    • ace3.1415
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Rashford hatrick pls!!!!

      • F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        None of the promoted teams can defend.

      • Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Who’s the 5.5 to own now?

        Costa?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Mid

        2. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Still Podence

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Podence

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Podence

      • DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yep

      • ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        29 from 2

        1. BrockLanders
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Goodness

      • Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Final bonus for Leeds vs Fulham?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamford 3
          Mitro 2

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks.

        2. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          You can look yourself

        3. ace3.1415
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Mitro 3
            Bamford, Costa 2

        4. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            project restart points

        5. Offside Trapattoni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

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

        6. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days 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
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

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

          2. L'Aeroplanino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            rather a -8

        7. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          BPS likely to change ?

        8. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          [Official] Jota to Pool!

        9. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days 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. Kakashi Of The Leaf
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Ayling here. They dont look great defensively.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Do the fullbacks look attacking?

          2. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I’ve swapped him for DCL

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Lol if only

        10. Kakashi Of The Leaf
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ings> Jimenez tonight? Ings dropping tonight.

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

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

        11. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Final BPS from Leeds Fulham game?

          1. ace3.1415
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Mitro 3
              Bamford, Costa 2

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cmon Palace. Keep them out

          3. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Infected by ebolasie
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days 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

          4. QUEN
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Surely we can’t sell havertz now for WBA?

            1. Werner Brothers
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I sold him for Harrison, to avoid price drop.

          5. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Vinagre > Keane worked quite well