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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
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Why wasn't the game over?

    Brighton score that goal when 4 and half minute of added time had been played.

  2. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    One if the craziest games and most exciting I've watched in a while!!

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    I welcome anyone to tell me how that should be allowed

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      They already did last time you posted about it.

      1. Glad He Ate Her
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          This site is more for amusement these days than anything. I've bought a seasons worth of popcorn

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Good man - doing your bit. Cinema sales may have declined, but you're shoring up that gap in sales 🙂

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          See below. Do enlighten me? The game was over.

      2. Manani
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        which bit?

        1. Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Awarding the penalty after the final whistle for example

          1. Manani
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            they missed a foul within regulation time. VAR notify them and they go back and changed it.

            1. Meinhoff
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              No, you cant restart the game, sorry. Ref made a mistake

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        It’s all allowed buddy get over it

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          United fan I'm assuming.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            What part of it shouldn't be allowed I fail to see how that wasn't a penalty

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              The fact that the damn game had already been ended

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                We are in the age of VAR mate not a lot makes sense but that's how it works. Ultimately, a pen is a pen, and the handball happened before the whistle.

              2. St. Stephen XI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                The handball occurred before the referee blew full time. He didn't see it, but VAR (which is charged with the responsibility for checking potential penalties) saw the violation and notified the referee. So, the violation occurred before full time was blown, and the penalty is attached to the violation.

                That's how I figure the league will explain it.

      4. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Salty Bruno seller?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Never owned

      5. Society
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Nup !
        Don't care what game you're playing ..... you take away the officiality of the ref/ump & you lose credibility & consistency.
        Fair play MUST follow rules !
        But you watch them talk you into submission.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Maupay crying as he went down the tunnel is absolutely hilarious... karma caught up with you real quick from the way you celebrated that chip penalty didnt it buddy!

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        it's always a cheery time when when sh*thousery goes wrong.

      2. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        ... not to forget the game when he almost ended Leno's career.
        Feels so good to see him like that.

      3. JBG
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Love it, specially after that celebration.

      4. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        BHA so unlucky but delighted for that French tw&%!

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Regretting not putting out a team full of penalty takers. Also captain a pen taker each week.

      1. Pavsboot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Pretty much. Just feels so unfun though....

    4. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      3 pts or not. United are crap. 5 goals conceded to Palace and Brighton.

    5. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      OGS biggest fraud in football closely followed by Southgate. Long may the Utd banter era continue

    6. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Maupay is not a very clever boy.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Really stupid

    7. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      How many people sold Son for Bruno in Week 2 and sold Bruno for Son this week?

    8. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Thats why you buy bruno I suppose. Points from absolutely nothing

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah, jammy assists and goals are his food and drink.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          *pens

    9. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      People saying it happened before the whistle as an excuse - yes it did, but the ref disregarded it and ENDED THE MATCH anyway. So how the hell can it happen that he just UN-ENDS the match? For a penalty?

      Ridiculous

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Have you heard of VAR????

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Yes obviously. Is there a rule specifying that the FT whistle can be UNDONE to review a decision like that?

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Yes

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            There was a precedent in a bundesliga2 match. It’s probably ok as per the rules.

        2. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Have you heard of VAR rules and how it needs to be applied?

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Handball before the final whistle which the referee didn’t see so checked on VAR. Correct decision as annoying as it is.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Got all that but you'd think FT means FT regardless?

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            I’d be furious if they hadn’t checked it and given a penalty if that was my team.

        2. Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          He made a mistake. If he was not sure, he waits for VAR, no decision can be made after the final whistle. Except yellow/red cards for unsportsmanlike conduct

        3. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          It would be completely fine if the ref hadn't blown the final whistle..you can't re-start a game after the final whistle even with var

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        It's the rules dude

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Is this exact scenario in the laws of VAR? If so that is bizarre and shouldn't be the case, but fine. I'd struggle to see how they can reason it

    10. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Bruno 3 BPS too, incredible..

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Now that’s a bit corrupt

    11. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      What on earth is it with all these penalties

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Can't wait to see the stats

    12. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Can VAR interfere even after the final whistle has been blown? There was no stop in play other than the fact play was stopped completely

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Yes

    13. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Unfortunately FPL has become too much about pens. Points revision needed. Only half points for a pen goal would be fair

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Or as managers we adjust and take advantage of this. KDB Auba Bruno Salah Jiminez Ings etc.. not like there are only milijovecics every where

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Dilutes the game far too much which is my point here

        2. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Yeah, it's why I kept Ings rather than getting DCL on my WC. Does make me question Son and Werner's long term value.

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • 11 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Werner probably on penos soon tbf. Class act at penos and cant see jorginho taking the next one

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              Yeah, that's my hope. Looking forward to the game later as there is a good chance we'll find out.

        3. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          the game becomes boring if it's all about penalties. ofc you can adapt to it but we'd rather the game not be so boring.

      2. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        They could call it a halfpenny:)

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Lol

      3. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        So 2.5 for a midfielder?

        A goal is a goal... I’d be a fan of increasing the penalty for missing them though

    14. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      the look on Ole's face said it all, that teams was poor, everything aside, I can't believe this is Manchester United.

    15. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      If utd can score 3 goals playing so p!ss poor you know that when they go on an inevitable run their players are going to be frustrating non owners everywhere. Points are points unfortunately. May need to suck it up and just hold martial.

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        I think they have history of performing good against good teams and playing poor against the bottom teams. I am holding Martial too!

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Part of me is tempted to swap him out for Ings/Jiminez/Richarlison since I have a full bench and WC in hand so I can risk an early transfer (Will be benching Taylor, Soucek and Mitchell next week) and free up some cash too. Will be watching the next few games intently

    16. Bronte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Somebody is not going to forget that penalty and those point at the end of the season.

    17. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      With this new handball rule I'm just gonna load my team with as many penalty takers I can afford

      1. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        So you're telling us the pen was just because of new 'softer' handball rules?

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          It's not that decision, it's other decisions..

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        As much as I dislike United, that would be a handball with any handball rule.

    18. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Bruno Fernandes now essential ?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        haha, did you watch the game, incredibly lucky Bruno haul...we were dreadful and honestly could have lost 7-2!

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          no i didn’t, watched Swansea go top of the league 🙂

          Players make their luck sometimes, Bruno seems to be one of those players ?

      2. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Yes. Cheap and plays for a great team

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          haha

    19. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      So guess we can expect penalties inall the matches?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        120 penalties this year or so

    20. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Bruno and Brewster to Barnes and Jimmy for a hit? Always was the plan. Thoughts?

    21. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      You cannot restart a game after the FT whistle has been blown. That's ridiculous if it's written in the rules of VARsh!te somewhere, no matter what you United fans say

      1. Glad He Ate Her
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          I hate Utd as much as the next guy, but let it go

        • Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Complain to fifa then

        • Society
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          huge blunder ..... but they'll talk you thru it...
          DON'T LISTEN !

        • Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          And breathe......

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        After 19 Games:
        2020: 15 pens
        2019: 3 pens

      3. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Someone please call 9+11...

        1. Glad He Ate Her
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            20 here, what can I help you with

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              Brighton just got murdered, ABUs crying everywhere, please send the whambulance....

        2. Society
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          The establishment just have to find a way for manU to win, just to support the epl franchise ..... at least in aussie land we ban our cheats & the broncos (equiv. of MCI) can finish last.

        3. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Son to Bruno to son to Bruno.

          1. Society
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            ?

        4. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          If James Rod is on penalties for Everton, he is must own

          Almost exact same as Fernandes for 3.0 cheaper

          1. lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Yea but Everton don't have a VAR subscription like United do

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            get Klich and save another 2m

        5. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          up 60k in rank thanks to Lamptey
          \

        6. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Can you actually blow final whistle ( in this instance a second final wistle) without then allowing for a restart.