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. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    And this is exactly why you don't put players in before watching them play first Same will go for KDB or Sterling. Better to wait and analyse the stats first

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah you can trust the likes of KDB and Sterling to be on it. They are a different level to Utd

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wtf is pogba doing

  3. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Palace are organised even with a dodgy back line - Ping was right 🙂

  4. kempc23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Doc Taylor KWP Ferguson
    Auba Son Havertz Pereira Bisouma
    Werner Mitro Ings

    Had a dreadful first week because No Salah. 2FT so thinking a mini wildcard, Auba Havertz Ings to KDB Hamez and DCL. Thoughts?

  5. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    If Ole is smart he’ll sub Pogba off for VDB. Pogba has been terrible.

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He is a terrible player but doesn't think any less of himself. P*ss poor player imo.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Watch that mouth buddy, you're talking about a ballon d'or runner up

      2. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        And world cup winner

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Stray limb from Maguire, caution.

    1. RoysCallerAnne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If he was a stray lamb, Mary would put him down.

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      suspended sentence

  7. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ok another try...

    Thinking of using WC to get this .. any thoughts?

    Darlow
    Robbo Saiss James Pieters Mitchell
    Salah Raz Willian Podence Bissouma
    Werner DCL Mitro

    1.2ITB

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    We seem to start every season needing 4-5 players. Get Woodward and the Glazers out. Ole isn’t good enough either.

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      yeah why we haven't looked at nuno? ole is pure nostalgia, who next giggs?

  9. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maguire is so rubbish

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Schlupp looking like a great pick.

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    We should have sold Pogba when he was worth something..

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Should never have bought him. SAF got rid of him for good reason

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Exactly!
        He is good for marketing purposes only.

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hindsight, agree...

  12. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pogba is rubbish.

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Harry Maguire is funny to watch. Such a crap player

  14. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ince dropping tonight
    Best replacement?
    Was thinking of Jimi but would like to save some dosh if possible

    1. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Paul Ince ? Get your update Internet Explorer

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bruno off for Donny?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      McT would be my guess

  16. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The Beek Man cometh

  17. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Not the first time Maguire has had his name taken down this summer

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Get him to the Greek

  18. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Harry ”Im a millionaire” Maguire yellow, wow I like it

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pogba is a joke

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Time to sell

      To chelsea

  20. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The amount of goals we scored past slab head when he was at Leicester was criminal, still rubbish.

  21. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    get pogba off

  22. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What a disgusting performance this has been from Pogba. His passing is that bad that it looks like he's deliberately passing it to Palace players. Get the clown off!

  23. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Has Martial had any sort of shot all match? On or off target?

  24. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Why is DCL flagged?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Went off and put an ice pack on his thigh

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hammy worries.

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Had an ice pack strapped to his thigh after he was subbed. Said in post match interview that he was ok, but enough for FPL to flag him.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Oh no

  25. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maybe this should be Palace's first choice back 4.

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sakho or Guaita could be the best picks

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      PvA will get his spot back for sure

  26. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    They guy who finished second in 14-15 (or 16-17) when Simon March won was 100,000 with 10 weeks to go

    Don't give up

  27. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Over 100k players sold Salah last week AFTER he scored a hat trick.

    Most in a mad rush to get Fernandes 🙂

    Makes you chuckle.

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      This, there are so many absolute idiots involved in this game

  28. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ings set to fall tonight and DCL set to rise.

    Worth doing the swap tonight without seeing Ings play?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      DCL faces this Palace team next week

      1. Jimjam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Good point

  29. bootsmanus
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who takes Everton's penalties?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No one knows

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sigurdsson did last season.

    3. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Maybe James. We don't really know

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hamez, I would place money on it.
      Maybe Siggy does if he is on the pitch but I dont see him being on the pitch too often

    5. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Baines

  30. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pogba off
    VVB coming on