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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. Pommie22
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Martial must have missed team brief, I'm sure Ole will be justified in using "lazy" analogy.

  2. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on Sterling over KDB? Afraid that KDB may play deep as Bruno today.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I'd wait til Monday and see

      1. Evasivo
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Likely to ride beforehand?!

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I like Sterling

  3. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Many bapulars for Mitro??

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      all 3

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Really??

        1. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          He already got them... check your team

  4. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    rage wildcard anyone?

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      No rage... But will have to do
      Don't want to take hits

  5. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Worth noting that clamping down on goalkeepers stepping off their line will inevitably increase success rate from penalties. Another factor to consider along the new handball rules that make penalties more likely.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yup, lot to learn from this game

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yup. Just keep retaking until you score. Fill your squad with pen takers. Been established by now.

  6. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    This ‘talented’ United team according to Neville needs more signings. They’ve spent over 200m in the last 15 months.
    And their fans accuse the likes of City for buying the league 😀

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Apart from Leicester, every Prem title has been bought

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Liverpool did it within a budget only last season. But they have a proper manager and players. United haven’t sold anyone for over 200m. They just buy buy buy, ever since Fergie left, on crap.

      2. Andy'81
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Given to how Leicester blatantly cheated the FFP rules when in the championship to get promoted {although many have} I wouldn't even give them that.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Mitchell 11 points in 2 games! Glad I played him in both the games!

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Good job

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Benched him in both..

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Benched in both 🙁

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Bet you're the only one. Some of my rivals got a jammy promotion off the bench last week but I don't think any will this time.

    5. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Played him first game, 2nd on bench today behind Bissouma. Got to hope Bissouma doesn’t feature tomorrow but unlikely I know.

  8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Who would be your Leeds pick? Name one only

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Phillips

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Bamford looks the best value.

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        i second this

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          Paddy B

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Klich

    4. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Klich

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Costa

  9. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Bruno captain fail. Goddamn.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I capped in, and had him + Martial on the bench GW1.

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Anyone thinking of starting Mitchell at home to Everton?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Won't play United at OT every week, Everton are a class above

  11. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Roy Hodson manager of the season

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      😀

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    At least hoping we can get some signings now

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      A manager, probably

  13. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Bruno hit fail

  14. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    all the hits for Bruno and Martial...

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      And wildcards

  15. BrutalLogiC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    38 points total, can we just restart the season please

  16. Seanigula
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Bruno, Martial and Greenwood OUT
    Zaha, Townsend, Ayew IN for -8?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Prefer -12

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Only for a -24

    3. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Good point, maybe I’ll just wildcard

    4. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      For -8???
      That's more points than the three players combined!!!

    5. PDM (Top 1000) ANY Season L…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Chuffing Priceless

  17. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Going to be a lot of penalty retakes this season

    1. hitenabler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Going to be an insane amount of penalties

  18. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    wouldn't rush to bring in everton players based off how palace have looked defensively, atleast wait a week

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

      Agreed. Will be a hard game

  19. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Any baps for Bruno?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Bacon buttie in the taxi home

  20. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Aubaaa!!!

  21. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    18 from 5, anyone doing worse?

    1. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Least you've got Auba captain, right?

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      thats not so bad

    3. GSWC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      1 point from 1 haha

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      26 from 7 here

    5. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      5 from 4.

  22. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Golf is coming home

  23. Squib
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Martial see you later.

  24. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Deepends on next game I know, but Willian > Zaha for a -4? Its a no right, even with Willian having Pool

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Zaha has some amazing fixtures upcoming. Went under the radar for me until tonight. He could bag a hatful against the likes of Fulham and Leeds who play so attacking

  25. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Pereira scores more points than Bruno, Rashford and Martial combined

  26. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    0 united players.

    Safe to come out from behind the sofa?

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Massive waste of a sofa, mate

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        0 everton either unfortunately

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      You were safe to watch the game, would have enjoyed it.

    3. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Should have sat on the sofa & watched the game as a fellow non-utd owner it was good fun

  27. @Bryan
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Brought in Zara for Pulisic and capt James. To be fair though I had no Salah last week!

    Zara playing as a striker and looks in form, him and James at that mid price point look like good picks to free up funds elsewhere.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      The clothing brand Zara?

      1. @Bryan
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Mmmmm yeah, defeated my point there twice. Dam autocorrect

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          It's alright haha. Yeah you're right. They're shrewd picks right now.

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Haven't seen you around here before

      1. @Bryan
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Irregular poster over 11 years.

  28. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Just saw a clip of a DCL goal. Did he score with his back on accident?!

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Natural top-flight finisher

  29. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Ings and VVD to Martial and Digne for -4 went well 🙁

  30. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    1 from 1...red arrow?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      12 from 1 😎

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      17 from 1

    3. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      39 from 3

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Nice

    4. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Don't care about FPL right now 😎

      Can someone kidnap Lindelof for a season or two please ?? 😀