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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. NULL-X-VOID
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Lads, didn't see the he first half, did Martial at least looked good in isolation from the game in whole?

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nope

    2. Danstoke82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nope. Went missing and in a big way.

    3. Ghost Ship
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      He was on the pitch?

  2. Ghost Ship
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Rusty manu doesn’t bode well for Man City.

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Why?

      1. Ghost Ship
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        They may also be off the pace.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          City aren't really an 'off the pace' kind of football club

          1. Ghost Ship
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Tell that to the champions league

    2. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nah, City are far better than United. I think they’ll be ready on Monday.

      1. Ghost Ship
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        They’re better, no question there.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      United aren't rusty, they have Ole. City have Pep. Different leagues.

  3. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Who would have in a draft league?

    A) Greenwood
    B) Traore
    C) Saint Max
    D) Zaha

    1. Ghost Ship
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Zaha.

    2. Seanigula
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      D

    1. Ghost Ship
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      To be fair you didn’t suggest they’d get beat 3-1 at home by palace.

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

      You asked a question, which is the exact opposite of telling us something..

      1. Lindelol
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I was just so surprised which means i certainly think the opposite

  4. AnfieldLad
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Martial to DCL (not right now but after all the games) is a knee jerk right?

    I know it is but I need to be told

    1. nobwak
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yes.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Probably not mate.

  5. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Had 0.5 ITB for Ings to Martial but went with Richarlison instead and ignored United 😎

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Well done, good decision!

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

      Wish I was as smart you

      1. Goodfeathers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Not sarcasm by the way! I took a hit for Martial

  6. nobwak
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I assume that the Bruno interest is dead now?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Playing too deep.

      1. nobwak
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Translation: scored no points this gameweek.

    2. Danstoke82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      10.5 for a midfielder who was played very deep seems a waste. Relying on penalties.

      1. nobwak
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        If he’d got a penalty and scored it, you wouldn’t be saying this. Let’s not pretend that it’s about his positioning or Ole’s tactics, really it’s about the fact that he’s blanked for one gameweek and suddenly people are knee-jerking away from him because of that, despite taking hits and all sorts to get him in this week. It’s a joke.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          He really didn't have much influence on the game though. Just like Havertz last week. Wasn't just zero points - was nowhere near points

    3. FPLShaqiri
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Considered doing Havertz to Bruno this week, but decided to keep money ITB and moved to Rodriguez - very fortunate outcome for me (although maybe Havertz will come good). My thinking was that I had no idea about Man Utd's form, and Palace rarely concede a lot of goals. I was also aware that VDB *could* make Bruno go deeper - again uncertain and who knows where Bruno will play in the future. I don't think anyone anticipated Man Utd being that poor.

      That performance and fixtures certainly wouldn't encourage me to consider Bruno or any other Utd players yet. Although if I owned I don't think he would be a priority to remove, despite poor performance. A lot can change in a week.

  7. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Wildcard. Which forward?

    A.....jesus

    B....jiminez

    Thanks

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      B

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

      B

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Raul

    4. KneejerkJoe
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Big Jimmy

    5. Edgeley1883
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I'm bringing Jimenez in. Nailed on, and I've always had good returns from him.

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Brought Digne & Fernandes in 😎

  9. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    WC Draft. Any thoughts? Double Everton attack mad?

    Guaita (4.0)
    TAA Saiss Lamptey (Lewis Mitchell)
    Salah KDB Zaha Podence (Bissouma)
    Werner Richarlison DCL

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Looks alright, not convinced on Podence or your forwards tho, I'd only have one eve forward and maybe Hamez. The FWDs could work tho

      1. HaffNanner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Cheers

  10. Saïss Doesn't Mat…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    230k t0 28k 3 players in ha! love the volatility of the first few gameweeks

  11. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    What are peoples thoughts on able to change penalty taker after retake? I think same player who took first pen should take the second one aswell

    1. UnitedFan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I've got no problem with changing.

    2. Azathoth
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      If the rules allow it,no pro for me.

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      So if the goalie's off his line and the penalty goes in, that means it has to be retaken right.....

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 10 months ago

        If the goalie is off his line and SAVES it, then it is taken again

    4. Peteex
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      If defending team (goalkeeper) makes the error that leads to re-take of the penalty I think it's fair that penalty taker can be switched

  12. UnitedFan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    We looked way off the pace today. Still only pre-season though. Hopefully we'll be up to speed for the first game.

    Oh wait....

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      tell them it's PL

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Until Ole goes you'll look off the pace a lot when plan A isn't working.

  13. Siva Mohan
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Jota cost €43m on a five-year contract

    Werner cost €53m on a five-year contract

    1. UnitedFan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bit odd yeah. Jota has always struck me as profligate when I've seen him but if anybody can raise him to the next level its Klopp.

    2. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Jota is 25m + Hoever

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Think this shows how much of a bargain Werner is rather than Jota being overpriced

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Werner all up front ; Jota spread over several years.

  14. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Martial to Mitro
    Bruno to Klich
    for -4 looks good right ?

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      no

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      For the saved money I upgrade Vinagre to triple LFC defence.

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        i would probably go for podence because leeds have tough fixtures next three

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Kinda shiteing myself not having Auba

  16. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I benched Shaw, Rashford and Martial gw1

    1. Azathoth
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      But you played 'em gw2

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Of course but I started the season with them...

  17. Azathoth
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Next GW,bring in and (c) who : Dunk or Maupey?

  18. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Coming this from a United fan - Manchester United is an awful and poorly run club

    1. UnitedFan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Disgraceful from the board not to have more than one transfer made before the season starts.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Try being Hammers fan.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Blame Woodward. Van Gaal, Mourinho, OGS. Very, very poor choices.

  19. nobwak
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Suddenly everyone is interested in Zaha despite him not being on anyone’s radar 2/3 hours ago. Casuals.

    1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      If he continues to play upfront he's on many people's radars

    2. Danstoke82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Never gave him a glance until he I just saw his upcoming fixtures

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I think we are all interested how eze helps him plus he is playing high up, its not just casuals interested

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Regardless 3 goals in two games confidence and form nice 4 fixtures upcoming out of 7

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      He'll be gold up until the transfer window closing.

  20. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Was pretty pissed off about not using my FT last week after the Everton game but considering I was planning to bring in Utd, patience has indeed paid off

  21. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I did not realise Bale is only going on loan to Spurs. Levy is stingy and shrewd.

    1. Party time
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah. I agree. Levy is really stingy

      • Bushwhacker
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Wages = decent transfer fee.

    2. Party time
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Arsenal vs West ham score predictions?!

        1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          2-1

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          8-1

          1. Party time
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Oh please. I want this as long as Auba blanks

            • Azathoth
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Lewa doesn't play in Ars....

          2. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            3-1 Arse

          3. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 10 months ago

            3-1 to the Arsenal

        3. New Article Posted
        4. Aseel
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Hey guys..
          If I activate my WC now, don't I get the benefits of price rises?

          Someone on Twitter said it's better to make the transfers and then activate the WC before the deadline.
          Is that really better?

          1. vova
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            I think they meant that you can have an effect on price rises by not activating your WC since WC transfers don't count for price rises.

          2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yes, you can keep changing your team all week until the deadline, so you can get players before their price rises.

          3. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            You fill your team now with players you think will rise this week, then on the day of the deadline you pick the team you want. You need double rises to make any profit tho, so dont expect much

            For instance you would shove in Mitro, Bamford, Zaha, Pereira, Rich, DCL, Klich and/or whoever else does well

            1. have you seen cyan
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              and important players you definetly want who might rise so you dont get caught out by their rises

              1. Aseel
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Got it.
                Cheers guy

                1. Aseel
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  Thanks guys!

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

              I wildcarded GW2 and didn't get a single double rise out of anybody.

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

                Last year?

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

                  No this season i.e last week

        5. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Got 7m to spend on a mid.
          Doing Auba+Brewster to Werner + 7m mid for a hit. Had my mind set on Grealish but damn, Zaha is giving me a decision to make.

          1. Danstoke82
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Zaha playing as a striker really brings him into the thinking. Good upcoming fixtures too

            1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Middling, about same as Grealish. I'll have to go with Zaha, maybe get Watkins later.

            2. have you seen cyan
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              will zaha stay playing as striker with bats looming?

              1. Danstoke82
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Yeh no reason to move him from that position. Easily their best player and Hodgson will want to keep him sweet.

        6. WVA
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Anyone else get worse at this game every year? 9k, 14k, 37k, 47k, 120k and currently 800k this season!

        7. aborg
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I did not bring any Man Utd attacking players yet as I thought that Crystal Palace would be hard to break down, but never expected a score line of this sort !!
          I brought in Shaw as I thought that they would not concede either but not even that hehe. Was considering bringing in Martial next GW but not even sure now.

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

            Yawn yawn.

        8. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Two questions:

          1. Would you take a punt on Sterling over KDB?
          2. Is RJames best ~5.0 def?

          1. Goodfeathers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Wait till end of GW

        9. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Such a shame Roy Keane wasn't in the skysports studio. Would have loved to have seen another one of his rants after that Utd performance!