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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. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Was trying to find a way of bringing in Bruno in a WC draft but Ole seems to have him really deep now

    1. JoTAA
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Surely will change positions after this poor performance...

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I’m turning the tv off, can’t bare to watch this garbage anymore

  3. thehodge
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    That is never ever a pen

  4. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    It's even more pleasing that they're raging about VAR after Bruno two footing a Villa player shin high and getting a penalty for it 🙂

  5. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    It’s not football, that’s a circus ffs!

  6. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Done with football. Bye.

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      10 years well spent

    2. JoTAA
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      See you next season

  7. Party time
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Glory Glory Man Utd

    • All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Now that's a penalty take!

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Aaaaand NOW Eze is on

    • Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      As former GK, this rule is nonsense.
      Almost impossible to gain momentum if you have to stay on the line till the kick.
      Will be few pen saves with var I reckon.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This is the issue, these “emphasis” issues like accidental handball in buildup and toes on lines are shambolic

      2. Says
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        there's not supposed to be a lot of peno saves

    • Says
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Neville "he was only a little bit off the line"

      yeah well, that's not an argument, and I say that as a United fan.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      This is what happens when var is impartial

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I would bet my entire lifes savings you would say united have bought Var if the roles were reversed

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Zaha owners jammy

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      loving it :p

    • KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      DDG being sarcastic as if he just got to know the rules. PATHETIC

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Easy with all the hate buddy, we get it you hate immigration.

        1. KGFC
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Is this Pogba's brother or the moral police??

    • mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      yea thats martial to jiminez

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Not a fan of United, but that whole situation was harsh

      1. denial
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Ludicrous.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        If this was happening to Chelsea I’d be going mental

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Someone tell Gary Neville the rules, real quick.

    • pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      😀

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Still regret losing Zaha Guaita from final preseason draft but this makes up for it a bit

    • Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      This is very amusing

    • Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Solkjaer SACKED after Eberechi Eze scoring the 3rd Crystal Palace goal of the afternoon. SAVE THIS COMMENT

    • bobfredbob
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      How much £££ do we think Bale will be?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Too much

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Football is going to shite. Honestly what was that nonsense

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That was following the rules

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I've seen dozens of penalties taken, with VAR, where the keeper is a couple of inches or more off the line. The hand ball was never hand ball either

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            New rule this season. VAR not used previously for keepers coming off line

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Oh, I didnt know that!

    • Pedram
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Schlup Schlup

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        well played Schlup

    • Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Happy for Palace but that was shocking.

      Makes a mockery out of the game.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Cant see a lot of pen saves this season with the rule being implemented now

    • faux_C
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      So funny to see Utd on the wrong end of a stupid penalty for once.

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Come on Eze!

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      New era of football ...

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Justice for strikers at last. For so many years keepers have been cheating and moving off their line before the ball is kicked.