Dugout Discussion

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. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    10.5m for a penalty merchant. Nonsense!

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days 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. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Lol

  2. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    anyone knows Magnus Carlsen team?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He has DCL and James ofcourse

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        And no Man U, the guy is a genius.

    2. socho
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      and no United...unbelievable

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Are we still keeping Bruno?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Keeping??

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      "we" never brought in that dud

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days 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. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

  5. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days 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
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      lol

  6. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Havertz to drop tonight. Keep or sell?

    1. Dusty Donut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wouldn’t sell ahead of West Brom next week

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is that Rashford?

  8. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) Rash + Jimmy
    B) Sterling + DCL

  9. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No not really.

  10. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Mitchel assist given.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      The new Lundstram? Should have played him more

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Hoping Alli doesn't play

  12. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  13. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    How much did United pay for Maguire again?

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Just 10 mil more than pool paid for virg.

      They laughed at us for that too

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Could have stayed in Greece and contribute as much

    3. dark91
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

    4. Zalk
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Enough to let Lindelöf get all the criticism

  14. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days 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
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Things can massively change, especially when managers are sacked

    3. Andy'81
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

    4. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Fulham looked good in second half tbh

    7. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      By that logic Southampton should've been relegated already.

  15. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  16. socho
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days 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
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

  18. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  19. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

  20. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Really need big things from Auba

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      everyone captained him though

  21. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    any other zaha-owning united fans??

  22. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days 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

  23. Baby Face Nelson
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  24. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Imagine being a United fan

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks Chief.

  25. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  26. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      after EVE game 250K
      after MANU game 530K

      ranks

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

  27. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days 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
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Based on 2 weeks of data, captain Werner.

      And do Son + Adams to Hamez and DCL.

  28. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    YESSSS! COYP!

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Well done and class user name!

  29. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Scores so far? 23 here from 4

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      41 with 5 including capt.

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

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        nice im on wc as well, Auba cap

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Your team?

          Mine looks like this :

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

    2. Peteex
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      17 from 1

  30. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    time to sell united assets

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Martial to dlc. Easy.