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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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Ayew having a dreadful game

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Pen retake 😆

  3. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Lmao

  4. King Mo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    LMAO

  5. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Hahahhaha

    They call him the Ghanian Messi 😆 😆

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Retake lol

  7. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Congrats to Ayew owners

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Dean Henderson in tears

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Maybe not

  9. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    That was one of the worst penalties I've ever seen

  10. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    DDG saving Oles bacon

  11. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    What the heck is going on?? He’s going to retake it?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Wow lol

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    That’s why Milivojevic takes pens

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Holy shiiit

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    CMONNNN

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Ole sacked in October

  16. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Wait lol

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    This is hilarious

  18. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Retake...too funny!

  19. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Even if Palace gets a CS, I won't regret benching Mitchell. And I want him to get a CS because my rival capped Martial.

  20. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Same player obliged to retake it?

  21. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Seems like Palace have bought Var today

  22. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

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    Subs: Randolph, Balbuena, Johnson, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Haller.

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  23. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 hours ago

    Wtffff

  24. Hattrick Harry
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      New peno, yeah

    • King Mo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Get Milivojevic on.

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Awful pen

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Ayew is just terrible

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      This is a FARCE!!!!

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Ayew again !

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Gary Neville shouldn't be on commentary here, embarrassing himself.