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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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mitchell the new Lundstram

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep!

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nevermind

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

      Not much sign of PVA atm

    4. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nope.

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Maguire is so bad. The fact that he is the club captian is beyond joke.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No need for hyperbole, he's a good player surrounded by utter dross. Not much he can do really

  3. Pratik
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So Mitchell is an essential, right? 😉

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Playing defender priced at 4.0....essential 😉

  4. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Was gonna do auba havertz to kdb/sterling fernandes but now I’m not sure, Rodriguez instead of Fernandes?

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I did that move. Hasn’t been involved today. Solskjær has him playing really deep

  5. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Only Auba(c) can save us now

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    OMG donny van de beek

  7. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    van de Beek is such a good finisher.

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VBddddddddddd

  9. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Said at half time that Van de Beek was essential

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Looked off.

  11. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    In the whole 90 mins, Greenwood has been the best player on the field

  12. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mitchell cleanie now gone.... devo

  13. Diedhiou See That?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    3.8% owners loving that...

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Digne & Fernandes new owners club join me...

  15. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VdB screamer

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      "screamer"

  16. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Checks Van Der Beek’s price

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not nailed

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

    Both the penalty and retake were correct decisions as per the rules. Whether those are good rules is another matter.

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

      The penalty was correct but the rule about keepers is to prevent them stepping forward. He hasn’t actually stepped forward ( his foot was in the air) until the kick. It was a bad call

  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Congrats Donny owner

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Singular

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Assist??

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      None

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

      Crystal Palace

    3. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      None

  20. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lovely seeing United loose as a Chelsea fan. Bruno owner btw and no Salah. But Dony score while I was typing

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Gonna be lovely seeing chelsea lose tomorrow too 😆

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

        Won’t be to palace if we do

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Only 2 more gws for that too don't worry

  21. Zalk
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If Guaita had left the line in the reverse situation I'm sure Neville would understand.

  22. Bam Saka Laca
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VDB essential

  23. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ayew owners also like, getting an assist when it should be negative points for pen missed...

  24. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No assist

  25. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No assist imo

  26. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    C's wipeout

  27. 1zverGGadeM
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    FFS Mitchell CS wiped out 🙁

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who on earth was starting him this gw anyway?

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

        me?

        1. Diedhiou See That?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Brave and/or foolish

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

            Just Happy 🙂

  28. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    You’re not out of your element, Donny

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

      Mark it 9 Donny!

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Life does not stop and start at your convenience

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No AWB today.

  30. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My bet on all teams to score is going well

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Odds?