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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. Party time
      1 year, 2 months ago

      10.5m for a penalty merchant. Nonsense!

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

        I bought him inn for -4 this GW, now Im going to take him out on WC. That's good business!

        1. Party time
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Absolutely. I don’t even have him on my wc team for this gw although I have Martial & I am gonna keep him even if he had a poor performance today. 1 Utd asset is enough

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

          He's a great centre back. Im keeping him for his 1 point clean sheet hauls during the season

          1. Party time
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Lol

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

          anyone knows Magnus Carlsen team?

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

            He has DCL and James ofcourse

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

              And no Man U, the guy is a genius.

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

            and no United...unbelievable

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

          Are we still keeping Bruno?

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Keeping??

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

            "we" never brought in that dud

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

          United looking like a team who need a CB, LB and RW. Funny that. If only someone had told Ed Woodward, some signings could have been made.

          1. inactive
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            All eggs into Sancho basket was always risky. Signing VDB before a CB baffling too.

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

              They need more than those two anyway. Nothing stopping them from getting the other signings done before now.

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

            They have bettter players in those positions than are on the field! It’s weird.

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

          Come on Fernandes, get booked so I can call you Uno Bruno for the rest of the season 🙂

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

            lol

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

          Havertz to drop tonight. Keep or sell?

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

            Wouldn’t sell ahead of West Brom next week

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

          Is that Rashford?

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

          A) Rash + Jimmy
          B) Sterling + DCL

        10. Old Bull
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Would it be fair to say that Man Utd tend to do better without a Pogba?

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            No not really.

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

          United wouldn't score if the ref gave them another 90 minutes, that's how bad they are.

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

          Mitchel assist given.

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

            The new Lundstram? Should have played him more

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Hoping Alli doesn't play

        13. T.Henry14
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Rashford ----------> James Rodriguez

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

          How much did United pay for Maguire again?

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Just 10 mil more than pool paid for virg.

            They laughed at us for that too

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Could have stayed in Greece and contribute as much

          3. dark91
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            English clubs don't learn. First Stones and now Maguire being bought for 3x their price

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

            Enough to let Lindelöf get all the criticism

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

          Top 4 will change of course, but the bottom 3 is already:
          18 West Ham
          19 Fulham
          20 West Brom

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Sounds about right. West Ham will be bottom on goal difference after Auba hat trick hopefully!

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

            Things can massively change, especially when managers are sacked

          3. Andy'81
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            It's still really really early, but as a NUFC fan I hope they all get relegated.

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

            Bottom 2 is basically confirmed. Who joins them I'm not so sure

          5. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            its not west ham - they will be in the bottom 3 at xmas but they have too much attacking power to go down. the team that joins the other two will be brighton, burnley or sheffield utd imv

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

            Fulham looked good in second half tbh

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

            By that logic Southampton should've been relegated already.

        16. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ings to Martial gone well. Fully expect Ings to bang a hattrick tomorrow.

        17. socho
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Took a hit to put Coleman in so that Mitchell can sit on the bench...

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

          Bad start for the team that won the our front 3 scored more than Liverpool's trophy.

          No LASK or Astana to cover the tracks this season for Ole & co.

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

            Didn't they score more in the premier League alone?

        19. Steinburg FC
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          WC 0 itb
          Ryan, (Walton)
          Van Dijk, James, Saiss,(Taylor, Mitchell)
          KDB, Sterling, Rodriguez, Klich/Podence, (anguissa)
          Werner, Jimi, Richarlson.

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

          dropped 30K ranks coz of that Zaha goal .. high ownership!

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

            Wait until werner scores his first goals. Not this week obviously

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

          Really need big things from Auba

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

            everyone captained him though

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

          any other zaha-owning united fans??

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

          Lack of big signings are taking people's attention away from the fact that man utd have way better players than palace anyway, Ole is a PE teacher

        24. Baby Face Nelson
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Maguire cost 80m. Leicester City should be charged with robbery

        25. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Imagine being a United fan

          1. TOPCAT1960
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Imagine being a life long (60yrs) Birmingham City fan, you have nout to worry about fella!!

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Thanks Chief.

        26. Naby K8a
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Crystal Palace have not scored 3 goals in a game in 39 games until they met a Norwegian PE Teacher

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

          I didn't expect Zaha to be the player that tanks my rank in this game

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

            after EVE game 250K
            after MANU game 530K

            ranks

          2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Zaha a United reject or was he too good for Man United?
            And wanted to sign for a team with more ambition

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

          Back to the drawing board after this United game. Any thoughts with two FTs?

          McCarthy
          TAA VVD Justin Davies
          Salah Son Auba
          Werner Adams Mitro

          Subs: Reed, Bissouma, Taylor

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Based on 2 weeks of data, captain Werner.

            And do Son + Adams to Hamez and DCL.

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

          YESSSS! COYP!

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Well done and class user name!

        30. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Scores so far? 23 here from 4

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            41 with 5 including capt.

            WC went well but equally have some fires to put out.

            1. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              nice im on wc as well, Auba cap

              1. FPL_trail_runner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Your team?

                Mine looks like this :

                Meisler
                Ayling Justin TAA, Keane (Saiss)
                Auba (c), Rashford, Sterling, Hamez
                Jimi Dcl

          2. Peteex
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            17 from 1

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

          time to sell united assets

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

            Martial to dlc. Easy.