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Greenwood starts for Man United as Lamptey shakes off knock to play

The return of Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) to Manchester United’s starting line-up is one of three changes made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of their trip to Brighton.

Following cameos against Crystal Palace and Luton, as well as recent off-the-field controversies, the 18-year-old replaces Daniel James (£6.5m) and will be determined to start this season with the same form that finished the last.

His goal in June’s subsequent south coast meeting was one of five scored during the nine games of Project Restart. The other goal scorer during the 3-0 win was Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m), who disappointed during last Saturday’s shock 3-1 home defeat to Palace.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) was also benched for their opening match but regains his place at right-back, with the other change seeing Nemanja Matic (£5.0m) step in for Scott McTominay (£5.0m).

Their consolation goal came via new signing Donny van de Beek (£7.0m) but he remains a substitute, despite Solskjaer’s insistence that the former Ajax man can easily play alongside both Fernandes and Paul Pogba (£8.0m).

Brighton bounced back from an opening day defeat to Chelsea by emphatically beating Newcastle 3-0 on the road. They are looking for their first back-to-back league wins since last November.

Although Neal Maupay (£6.5m) bagged a brace on Tyneside, it was pacey wing-back Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m) who was many people’s man of the match.

This was despite the youngster leaving the pitch in the 57th minute and missing out on an FPL clean sheet. Head coach Graham Potter confirmed that Lamptey “received treatment this week but he trained on Thursday.”

With such a cheap price and two assists from two games, Lamptey is emerging as an exciting asset and it will be interesting to see how he copes against Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and Luke Shaw (£5.0m).

Brighton’s only change from last Sunday’s win sees Adam Lallana (£6.4m) return in place of the suspended Yves Bissouma (£4.5m), missing the second of three domestic matches after his acrobatic kick to the face of Jamal Lewis (£4.5m).

BRIGHTON XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Dunk, Webster, White; Lamptey, Lallana, Alzate, March; Connolly, Trossard, Maupay

MANCHESTER UNITED XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

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2,226 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    Was that karma in the end for the way Maupay celebrated his goal earlier in the game?

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    Ridiculous that this game is becoming about owning penalty takers.

    What a farce football has become since the plandemic.

    1. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      No ..... penalties have always been part of the game.
      It's Var & refs call that's changed ..... I mean, a penalty after the ref calls time ????
      The FPL selection dilemma has always been there.
      Wouldn't be any harm in 1 pt less for a penalty goal tho.
      I have a Fernandes fire to put out, even tho he scored 9 pts.
      They were that unconvincing that I'm looking for a new mid, even tho pens got him to 9 pts.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        He's on 12 points. 3 bonus to be added

  3. Glad He Ate Her
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      The amount of salt right now is palpable

    • Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      LOL @ BPS:
      Lindelof 22 vs Lamptey 21

    • Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Too many pens? It is what it is. You can whine or you can get jiggy with it.
      Maupay, Mitrovic, Wood and Wilson - all cheap 3rd strikers, all on pens. With a bit of Upside Cheap-Charlie Chasing, you can use them all on an easy-oppo rota business and have one of them for nearly every GW through the season.

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Should just scrap the game and have a penalty shoot out ...much quicker

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Certainly feel that way when I watch England play

    • Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Palace Everton predictions?
      1.1

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        0-0

    • COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      As somebody said on the previous page, I'll be using my wildcard to load my team with penalty takers.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        I've got 3 defenders and 8 penalty-takers

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          Which 8 did u go for?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            24 days, 23 hours ago

            KDB, Bruno, JRod, Zaha, Klich, Jimenez, Ings, Wood.

            1. Society
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 23 hours ago

              got 5 of those Andy

        2. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          I think it's probably the best and safest way to do well now.

      2. Manani
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        most penalty takers are good attacking players anyway. could be good call

    • Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      The salt on my Twitter timeline is too much so I had to come here.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        You want some extra salt with that salt? You've come to the right place...

    • Adetro
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      13 points for Bruno...

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Ridiculous

      2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        12

        1. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          Sorry, yes, 12

      3. Society
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Says 9 points .... guessing he got 3 bonus ?

    • BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      OGS is so average. Covered by the cash spent on quality players who produce moments of brilliance.

    • KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Are there any defenders who are penalty takers with their team?
      Asking for a friend.

      1. Glad He Ate Her
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          Baines.. Oh wait

        • Society
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          pens (as per PL.com set piece takers)
          Van Aanholt 2nd choice
          Digne 3rd choice
          TAA 5th choice

          1. Society
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 23 hours ago

            Mili on the bench promotes Van Aanholt when he returns.

            1. Society
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 23 hours ago

              Sigi on the bench promotes Digne, Bryan (FUL) maybe ?

              1. Society
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 23 hours ago

                Alonso if he's on the paddock has an outside chance, & Schar is the only other in known contention so far.
                Watch the new signings.

        • Society
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Patrick Van Aanholt has scored 1 penalty & is the best placed on known set pieces history to do it again.

            1. Society
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 22 hours ago

              Found that 3rd choice Digne, who is now probably promoted to choice 2.5, scored a penalty in ligue 1.

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Come on Eze, COYP!

      3. The Mandalorian
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        My rank has jumped from 570k to 900k from that 1 game. Things still close right now.

      4. Right In The Stanchion
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          Imagine having Guaita in goal. So many better options

        • Right In The Stanchion
            24 days, 22 hours ago

            I absolutely hate Man Utd but Bruno is class and staying in my team all season.