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. Zen_Master
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ayew kidding me right now!

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    He hardly moved... Almost still on the goal line.

    Unlucky de Gae

  3. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    After all those dubious penalties last season, United can't complain at all. And Gary Neville doesn't half talk nonsense.

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

      How not a united fan but joke

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What goes around..

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

      You have to either be a troll or a Liverpool supporter

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gary Neville always talks shite but you can’t agree with that? Last season has nothing to do with the decision just made.

      1. inactive
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        It's way too easy

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          😆 A$$hole 😉

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

      True, the amount of times United have got the most dodgy of decisions vs us I have lost count.

    6. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Agree and some of the comments on here makes me wonder if the IQ of some matches their shoe size.

    7. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Don't forget the years under Fergie when they got so many dubious penalties at Old Trafford.

  4. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    De Gea moved off the line for the second pen as well so why wasn't that one re-taken as well? Inconsistent officiating again. Morons.

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

      Only retaken if its a miss

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Palace scored, so why would the ref make them retake for an offense by a United player?

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        His left foot stayed on the line until the ball was kicked.

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Because if the keeper came off his line it's not a legitimate penalty wether it was scored or not.

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

      because he didn't gain anything from it

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

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

  6. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    And then experts said United will fight for title. HAHAHHAHAH

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    UTD = Turd

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Uniturd

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

    Didn't know you could change penalty taker on a retake

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

      Good way of letting us know all the new rules and rule changes

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

      Can change the goalkeeper too. Should have.

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

    Martial captain super fail 🙁

    Oh well, time for WC

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You keeping him on your WC?

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

        Nopes, out for Jimmy probably

    2. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I have Martial but Bruno c - won’t keep either on my WC they look terrible but might grab a Palace defender

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

        Looking at Zaha... Let's see if I can fit him in

  10. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    That’s scandalous. Seriously now, all the ABU’s loving it but what a joke that is.

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Never a pen, never a retake. Atkinson being bit*hed by VAR.

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Pool's first one wasn't a penalty as well but they got it

  11. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    tEchNolOgy iS RuInIng tHe gAmE

  12. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Was expecting some return from Martial tonight but he’s been woeful. Do I stick with him on a WC draft??

    1. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He's no longer a 7.5 mid

      Better value in Jimenez

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thinking the same. Was all set to lose Werner after WBA but now not so sure.

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

    Opportunities to be had this season - if you don't have a shot on goal then aim for a defenders arm...

  14. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    VDB is like, what shitty league have I come to?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Haha!

  15. Andy'81
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Zaha you beauty

  16. Slouch87
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I own 3 Man Utd players but some of the utter pathetic stuff on the last page or so makes this place look like a kindergarten. Just grow up .

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

      The scout picks tripling up on ManU should have raised red flags. :p

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

        I agree with your assessment of the comments. Usually a bit more civil here.

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

    PEN

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Brought in Digne & Fernandes this week

    D:

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    If this is the new pen rule I don't see many penalty saves this season.

  20. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Lucky ayew owners

  21. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Martial capt pic was a disaster

  22. rnrd
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Check the records, 100% missed penalties should be retaken then

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Zaha owners rushing to the corner shop for a lotto ticket

  24. Snarftron9009
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I got drunk and fell asleep and missed Leeds vs Fulham. Wake up to find this drizzle on TV. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH. FFL season is worse than my pre-midday drinking habits so far.

  25. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I am hearing that Bruno had a heated discussion with Ayew about taking the pen.

  26. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Twice i've benched Mitchell. Punishing me each time

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

      Yep, same. 4.0 defenders are meant for the bench, they're not meant to score points!

    2. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He was the new AWB afterall!

  27. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Mane to Bruno is going to be a large fail!!

  28. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    McTominay better CB than all our CBs...

  29. Clam. ☘️
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Did Lateriser captain Martial?

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

    Batsman coming on as well, nice 🙂