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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. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Man of the match...United's goalposts

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Come on ryan

  3. BERGKOP
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Omg... Of course.

  4. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    If they keep this up, how long before Ole gets the sack? They should be losing by 2 or 3 goals.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bruno is a paycheck FPL player

  6. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Scenes

  7. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Couldn't have happened to a nice guy than Maupay, really feel bad for him... not.

  8. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Football is over

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not yet. Still a peno to take

  9. Budweiser
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Had Son GW1, sold for Bruno GW2, on a WC switched Bruno to Son..

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bruno wow

  11. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ref just blew for full time, game is over surely?!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      This

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Can't believe the commentators haven't mentioned it.
        Has the rule changed? Full time used to be full time.
        I'll take it as a utd fan

  12. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bruno definitely does not deserve a haul from this game.

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Damn clear pen

  14. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Jammy bruno owners

  15. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Can he actually review after the final whistle?
    That’s interesting

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If you can't then you imagine the result would be overturned.
      But I am guessing you can, hence the decision.

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    This is so unfair

  17. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Refs in Man U's pocket all day long.

    • Ninja Škrtel
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      SCENES

    • mattk lfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I beg he misses

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What a joke

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bruno lmao

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Neil Puppet... Comn lads now wrap it up. You don't deserve it but it's lottery. Take it and move on!

    • L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      unbelievable

    • United 99 4Ever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Fergie time!

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      VAR has been needed for about 4 or 5 goal related decisions in this game and they've all been ruled correctly after it. It could have been a nightmare without VAR.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Most fans had been calling for VAR for years - now that it's here, I'm surprised to hear so many against 🙂 I have to say though that they should really show it on the big screen for the fans. I was going to say 'at the game', but wow, that was a sudden reality check 🙁

    • seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      wtf is this shiat!~!!

    • JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Don’t want Fernandes to score. Don’t want Ryan to save

    • brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Goalllll Bruno the diamond take the 3pts.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Penalty merchant

    • Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      VAR has made this into such a different game. Never seen a game continue after the final whistle before.