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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Zaha essential

  2. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Zaha G again...

  3. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    wow

  4. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Hahahahaha

  5. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    This is a nightmare

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not its not, its great

  6. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Saka owners unite. Took the price drop on the chin. Would love a cheeky haul now 🙂

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Unite mate

  7. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Zaha essential?

  8. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Zaha 9.3% owned

    1. Podge
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Good christ

    2. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yikes that's not good for avg

  9. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    United defending atrocious.

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lindeflop at it again hahaha

  11. Diedhiou See That?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Looking forward to the Souness comments...

  12. ivantys
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha would easily score 3 or 4 if ayew didn't play

    • Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wow

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lindelol again

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lindelol

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha essential!!

    • King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Fair play to that guy a few pages back that started Mitchell lol

    • Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Mitchell assist? Lol

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      That's probably Zaha done for the season...he'll take a rest now

    • Fero1905
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha Essential yeaahh

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      In the blind pursuit of Sancho, we've forgotten we still need a CB 🙂

    • Herculeez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Mitchell assist?

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        PLEASE!!!

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 9 days ago

          No assist

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Criminal defending from Maguire too.

      4. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        United have been atrocious.

      5. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Bonfire

      6. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This performance from MU has been absolutely diabolical.

      7. Yome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        United fighting for relegation

      8. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Mitchell assist i think.

      9. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Think I'll be holding off on United players for a while

      10. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Mitchell assist?? get in LOL

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Nope

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Never mind, yep!

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah. Although fairly lucky to get it as the pass for intercepted. But I guess the guy in charge has him too 🙂

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Was intercepted*