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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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  1. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    That was the perfect goal for those who don't own any player of the 2 teams

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

      This !!!

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

    Mitchell(c) coming back to haunt 🙁

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

      Surely you do didn’t

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

    Got 7m for a midfielder - Beeky, Grealish or Foden?

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

      Foden

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

      Grealish

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Podence

    4. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zaha, not even joking

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

        Is he just 7?

    5. Podge
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hold

    6. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zaha

    7. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zaha

  4. VAR United
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    10.5 DMF but has pens

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

    Casuals rejoice!

  6. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Perfect goal

  7. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Here goes the Van de beek train...

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martial to Werner for WBA it is then, United still.in preseason.

  9. Clam. ☘️
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lateriser captain Martial?

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

      He can't rise late without flopping early

  10. las90855
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    any chance seeing doherty rested after midweek UEFA game? got Mitro on the bench, played Dallas instead. F*** me

  11. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A clean sheet for Mitchell today means it’s his place to lose imo and a 4.0m bandwagon.

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

      Dial up?

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

      Ummm

    3. Clam. ☘️
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Oops

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

      got some news for you

    5. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ooops

  12. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    a Martial equalizer here would be nice

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

    Is VDB better than KDB too now?

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

    Bruno is at Centre back since VVD came on!!

    1. Lacabacca
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I thought VVD was a center back.

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

        VDB sorry

  15. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Surly James is not going to start on front of VDB again?

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

      Well he started in front of Greenwood really

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

    Downside chasing the new pro captain strategy this year?

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

    Zaha get up. Pathetic.

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

      Yep

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

    Palace in park the bus mode

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

      Obviously. Why not

  19. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VDB is the new Bruno.

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      VDB is the Pogba we wanted...

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

    Maguire slapping zaha like he’s a Greek police officer

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

      😆

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      😆

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

    Bruno sitting deep

  22. 1zverGGadeM
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    DVB is having Bergkamp's daughter for girlfriend 😮

    Harvey Barnes > Van De Beek on the cards this gw, especially if Barnes fails again tommorow.

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

      Or just get Wilfried!

      We are all living in Zaha's World now!

      What a baller!

  23. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zaha goal

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

    Zaha again!

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

    Zahahahahahahaha

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

    Wow

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

    OMG zaha.

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

    HAHAAHAHAHAH

  29. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    OMGGG ZAHAAAAAAA

  30. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zahaaaa