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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
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zaha essential

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

    Zaha G again...

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

    wow

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

    Hahahahaha

  5. Roni! Toni! Toney!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This is a nightmare

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

      Not its not, its great

  6. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

      Unite mate

  7. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zaha essential?

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

    Zaha 9.3% owned

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

      Good christ

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

      Yikes that's not good for avg

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

    United defending atrocious.

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

    Lindeflop at it again hahaha

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

    Looking forward to the Souness comments...

  12. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

    Wow

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

    Lindelol again

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

    Lindelol

  16. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zaha essential!!

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

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

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

    Mitchell assist? Lol

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

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

  20. Fero1905
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zaha Essential yeaahh

  21. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  22. Herculeez
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mitchell assist?

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

      PLEASE!!!

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No assist

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

    Criminal defending from Maguire too.

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

    United have been atrocious.

  25. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bonfire

  26. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This performance from MU has been absolutely diabolical.

  27. Yome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    United fighting for relegation

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

    Mitchell assist i think.

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

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

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

    Mitchell assist?? get in LOL

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

      Nope

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

        Never mind, yep!

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Was intercepted*