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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. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    *Wildcards double United out of team*

  2. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    That could mean Sancho to united happening??

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      He won't want to come...

      1. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        Everybody has a price

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Apparently Palace didn't score 3 goals in any game last season...

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      They scored 31 goals overall

    2. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      *ever

  4. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Palace must be fancying that Everton defence

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Congratulations bro

  5. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Can someone please provide link to any 3rd party site where I can stream EPL games for free in USA?
    Thanks in advance!

  6. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Stop zooming in on Woodward’s head, makes me sick to my stomach

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Eze is going to be some player too

    Him and zaha will tear it up this season

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Hes pretty goode

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        😀

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        Anybody got any Vela’s?

  8. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    City and Chelsea it is then....

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      And Wolves

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      No Liverpool?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        Always room for Liverpool and Wolves was

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Let’s wait and see...

  9. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Fergie time

  10. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    How does everyone in my league have Zaha except me? Was it that obvious?

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      It sounds as though they haven't included you in the WhatsApp group. #awkward

  11. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    I wonder what it feels like to support Utd

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      I’ll tell you first hand it’s beyond aids

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        This.. I'm so ducking pissed right now.

  12. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Without jammy penalties this United side is very average

  13. JBG
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    I've been a MU fan for at least 25 years now. These last 4-5 years, they have find more and more new ways to piss me the f off. I almost destroyed my laptop when that Zaha goal went in.

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      fly-by-night Ryan Giggs fanbois jumping on the glory teams! ;P

      (Seriously though, this was a horrible performance, I feel bad for you lot. Something i'd never thought I'd say.)

  14. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Not feeling quite so confident about my triple Everton away to Palace next week now

  15. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    6 minutes jesus

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Fergie in the stands

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      He plays Monday

  16. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    so Martial ➡ DCL for FT? 😀

  17. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Main rival wildcarded zaha out and got in Rashford Bruno and AWB too gotta love it

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      what an absolute bell

      last season CP beat united at OT. some people have short memories

  18. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    why has mitchell been given the assist? the pass was intercepted

  19. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    How on earth can the United board be so delusional to think that this team is good enough to compete for trophies? Utd need at least 3-4 players to have a chance to stay in the top 4.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      They don't care. Spend big to get back im champions league and then fek off when that happens. Probably because they don't want to lose money from sponsorship deals.

  20. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Is Zaha a good option? Great fixtures, focal point, nailed for 90, pens etc.. Historically frustrating though

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      He still wants to leave doesn't he?

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        Who cares if he's bracing every game!

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        Yes, he does.

  21. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    GW2 is a low scoring GW traditionally .. someone said this Morning

    the break of a tradition!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah and Everton can’t score goals and promoted teams aren’t good bets for goals and...

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      I'm still on -3 from 1

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      It was mentioned the other day not to worry very low scoring week, yes right!

  22. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Still time for a peno and 2 bps Bruno!

  23. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    United should be investing in a manager, not Sancho

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      I'd get Pochettino

    2. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Mourinho will be available soon...

  24. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Imagine Palace did not concede
    Mitchell would be on for 10+ points

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Bruno has been unmasked

  26. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Would you do Werner-Auba-ASM to Jimenez-KDB-J.Rodriguez for -4?

    1. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes with sterling

  27. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Zaha 2 v Manu - on the watchlist you go

    'Early' value = DCL, Zaha, Mitro - who else?

  28. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Bruno without pens = Jack Wilshere.

    Overrated as F. He was flop in Italy too.

  29. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Jokes aside, just notice Greenwood's run, his flank switches, his effort.

    Impressive to say the least, only impressive player from Utd. Martial was a mistake for me.

    1. Squib
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Same

  30. Zalk
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Money well spent on Maguire.