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

    *Wildcards double United out of team*

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

    That could mean Sancho to united happening??

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

      He won't want to come...

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

        Everybody has a price

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

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

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

      They scored 31 goals overall

    2. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *ever

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

    Palace must be fancying that Everton defence

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Congratulations bro

  5. Isco Disco
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

    Eze is going to be some player too

    Him and zaha will tear it up this season

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

      Hes pretty goode

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

        😀

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

        Anybody got any Vela’s?

  8. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    City and Chelsea it is then....

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      And Wolves

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

      No Liverpool?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Always room for Liverpool and Wolves was

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

      Let’s wait and see...

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

    Fergie time

  10. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

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

  11. Party time
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I wonder what it feels like to support Utd

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

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

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Without jammy penalties this United side is very average

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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.)

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

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

    • Pedram
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      6 minutes jesus

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

        Fergie in the stands

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

        He plays Monday

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

      so Martial ➡ DCL for FT? 😀

    • mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

        what an absolute bell

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

    • Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    • Robson-Canoe
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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.

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

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

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

        He still wants to leave doesn't he?

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

          Who cares if he's bracing every game!

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

          Yes, he does.

    • Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm still on -3 from 1

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

      Still time for a peno and 2 bps Bruno!

    • mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      United should be investing in a manager, not Sancho

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

        I'd get Pochettino

      2. Leonard hatred
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Mourinho will be available soon...

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bruno has been unmasked

    • Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

        Yes with sterling

    • Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zaha 2 v Manu - on the watchlist you go

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

    • Niho992
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bruno without pens = Jack Wilshere.

      Overrated as F. He was flop in Italy too.

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

        Same

    • Zalk
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Money well spent on Maguire.