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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. ivantys
      2 months, 2 days ago

      wow fergie time 97 min

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

      Horrendous defending

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      lol at Slabhead

    • St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Brighton level in Fergie time. Beautiful.

    • Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      oh dear...

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

      United should be grateful they haven't lost today.

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just like I said 5 mins ago United conceed when they go defensive, ole clueless

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bruno penalty coming up

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Woodword should stop chasing Sancho and should sign a CB and DM

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Going to be a pen

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Oh no....

    • Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Brighton 100% deserves a point

    • King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He already blew for full time. How does that work? 😀

      1. Planet Jo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He hadn't though

    • TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      That's a pen 100%

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

      Bruno HAUL

    • LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Peno and Bruno goal incoming ffs

      1. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Took him out

    • Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Oh dear

    • Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      any baps for tony?

    • TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Casuals with Bruno win again

    • NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      March scores and does a goal line clearance, what a lad

    • LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Holy Moly....

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Fergie Time Plus

    • Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      We don't even deserve a draw, Brighton have made us look like a league one side and that's being kind

      1. Planet Jo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hey - don't be rude to League 1 sides!

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Apologies they redeemed themselves in the end

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bruno penalty 😆

    • Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This is crazy! Looks like a pen.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why wasn't the game over?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I thought so too, not sure on the ruling.

    • Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bruno truly is the jammiest player lmao

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wow so penalty after the whistle has gone? Is that allowed?

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      COME ONNNNNNNN RYANNNNNNNN

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ryannnnnnn