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. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    If I want Jarod I need to take a hit before the rise and pick a 5.0 player to play every week.

    I like the look of Philips at 5.0 for his set pieces, or Soucek. Is Jorginho going to play every game. I like the fact he's on pens and Chelsea have a new look attack.

    I would normally wait the week out but JRod rising ronight

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Avoid him if that's the case. Or you can get a better defender and play him.

  2. Alex_thekid
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ali or Havertz to Rodrigez?

    1. Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Own werner also

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Hard to answer before their games

    3. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ali. Chelsea should get a few vs West Brom

    4. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wouldn’t lose Havertz before he plays WBA. J-Rod has a tough Palace side next who’ve not conceded in 135 minutes now against two of the best teams of Project Restart. I’d rather have Kai.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Good advice

    5. Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Price rise and falls tonight already .2 down of the players i should wait till after the matches right?

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Wait until Monday to see how the rest of the games pan out.

  3. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    If United dont start moving the ball quicker it will be easy for Palace. So laboured no one touch

  4. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is there anywhere that tells you what the captaincy % by player are for this gameweek?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Livefpl

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        ok thank you

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes live fpl, check his ownership on fpl then look at his eo on live the difference in percentages will be caps and triple caps

  5. Marv87
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is this a sensible move? Will have to move tonight to beat rises.

    2FT
    Lucas & Aub -> JRod & KDB

    1. W
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Moura? Yeah I would say so

  6. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Son --> Bruno going to be the one that hurts I think

    Son vs. Saints defence!

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Penalty coming soon...

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Can't wait to see son punish those sellers

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          They all bought JRod and will be just fine over the next few weeks

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Next week they playing palace away while spurs playing newcastle at home so the points could be reversed

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            He has it in him

      • denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        It really is classic FPL nonsense! After all the planning and benchings and hits for Utd players, and they don't turn up.

        1. money face bandwagon
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I didnt really plan anything for utd

        2. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          How's Martial looking??

        3. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah, Havertz to Bruno rather than Hames and DCL for Davis at -4 stings

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Planning for someone you have very little info about was the problem

        5. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Did any “expert”, bookie, etc really think they would score a ton vs CP? Even if they get 2 they are no better options then many others already...there was no need to panic to get them in

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Crazy to go forwards of Richarlison, Vardy & DCL?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Not really

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Already have Rich & Vardy with Werner, but Martial was the Werner replacement.
            But thinking the two Everton FWDS play off each other?

      • Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Me on a family lunch = 14 goals.

        Me, back from family lunch, watching the games = 1 goal and boring football.

        Little bit frustrated

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Would appreciate if you could go back for the next game.

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Go back to lunch please

        3. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          pls go back out for dinner

        4. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Dinner time yet?

        5. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          At least you got the 14 points. I watched the games and got nothing from them AND mitrovic who i sold bagged a brace.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah, at least pts

        6. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Always the way!

        7. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Tell your mom I said “Hi”

        8. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          It's called 'hit-rate' - the more you're involved, the better chance you have 🙂

          Stick with lunch, but do it Spanish style, game on, family babbling, multi-tasking, great fun for all

      • Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        United assets such a trap this year.. big fail bringing 2 attackers in for me. Damn it

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Funny how you base this off 45 minutes of their first game of the season... with not even a full strength side

        2. Blush Response
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Sarcasm?

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          What? First half of the first game for them with non optimal pre-season ... easy tiger!

        4. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          You were probably cursing James before he scored today also

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Youre one of my favorite posters 🙂

        6. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Slooow doown 🙂

          Too early to think you set the trap and then fell for it 😉

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Greenwood on James off

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Good!

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Ole stripping his suit and coming on

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        When Bruno scores his pen, he will be rebranded: Pruno

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I think Mark said that the guy who had the best captaincy record last year, has captained Bruno.

        Expect a pen second half.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          He captained Auba

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          His Salah pick last week convinced me to take to Bruno hit this week lol

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          He said Auba.

        4. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'm searching for the relevance ....

      • Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        So far its proving that we are blessed with so many attacking options this year but very few reliable/potentially reliable options defensively.

        Who's on everyones watchlists for defenders?

        1. Blush Response
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Wolves guys, Ferguson at Palace and Arsenal.

          1. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yes to the first 2, I was thinking of Bellerin myself but fixtures look terrible

        2. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Wolves

        3. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah, it’s Wolves with the form and fix and do we really want to double up on anyone atm?

          Palace get decent fix in a couple of weeks so our 4m defender slots may be wasted

          1. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Wolves for sure look good. Double up might be worth a consideration but I prefer a triple of Jimi- Podence - Saiss. Ive had Ferguson from the start, hoping he's back in a bit

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Mason on

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          ...icelandic girl.

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            🙂

      • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        We may have just witnessed the end of Daniel James

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        United will probably be saved by the ref in the 2nd half.

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Dan James was a big part of the victories against City last season, useful player against the high lines, but he should have never started against a Palace low block. Bizarre decision from Ole.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          VDB and a Greenwood will save us.

        2. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I also think VDB should've started over Pogba as the former is more match fit.

      • Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Argh going to have to take the price drops and rises on the chin. Can’t bring in the city lads before they play and Havertz/Pereira, Auba and co are dropping.

      • Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Didn't watch the first half, have united been as bad as the recent comments portray them to have been?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Not great plus looks like they didnt pay their VAR subscription.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          First game of the season, many misplace and non accurate passes. James on the right was the weakest link, cannot cross and cannot make right decisions. Palace have been compact did not help.

        3. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yes, possibly worse.

        4. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yes

        5. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yrs

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Martial has been awful

        1. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          he's going into midfield to get the ball, very hard game to do anything for him so far

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            This

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Disagree

      • ZAWAd25
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        J Rodríguez to go up in price tonight?

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        So glad didn’t cap Bruno

      • Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno rash and martial will not score this game lads.

      • ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Greenwood has been given the 11 jersey - Giggs' old number...

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Shagging away from home & performing for United, he certainly meets the criteria.

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            😀

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Money has been transferred at half time...1st penalty booked in for around 67 minutes

      • Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone else triggering Auba>KDB Today?

        1. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Sterling

          1. Evasivo
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Why sterling over Kev?

            1. Dannyb
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Usually starts the season really well and Aguero is out, fancy him to share striker role with Jesus.

        2. Yome
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Sterling for me

        3. Apwilkin
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Thinking so

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Raz

        5. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          If everyone choosing Sterling I'm tempted more by KDB 😀

        6. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Done and dusted

          1. Evasivo
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Sterling or KDB??

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Tony 2 pointer is fine if United lose

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Woodward carefully overseeing his charges

      • Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Pulisic being fit to start for WBA could be a big help

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Bringing in a player returning from injury for their first game is just not a good idea. Even against west brom

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Would love that, but it doesn't seem likely based on Frank's comments.

        3. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          True, thanks both