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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. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    United should've sold useless Pogba to Real Madrid when they had the chance. DvDB ideal replacement and the fee would've funded the Sancho move.

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pogba was the problem. He was toxic. Bigger than the club in his own mind.

  2. The Fed
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    One of the worst performances I have seen these first 30 mins. This team is trying to get the manager fired, it is so obvious.

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You can't have watched us much over the last 7 years

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      So poor especially with the money they've spent.

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Greenwood goal

    Offside for now

  4. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Greenwood Goal but offside

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mason goal

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      offside

  6. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Man Utd awful, Ole gone surely is they lose this

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      😆

  7. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Benched Lamptey 🙁 6 points wasted

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He's going to get more than that.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        We can hope

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Don’t jinx us with faith

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I don’t get that. Why would you bench him.
      He’ll get attacking points today more than likely

    4. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He will end up with 1 point

  8. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ole doesn't need the team to do that for him. Worthless human

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      @ the Fed

      1. Mmm sausages
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Poor manager maybe. Worthless human a bit harsh

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Good goal.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Good sign 🙂

  10. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Martial taking forever to pass that is what caused the offside.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      this

    2. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No

      1. Athletic Dildao
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Focus on the game.

  11. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I’m so Thankful that Man Utd had a blank first game week.

    Otherwise I’d be crying about having Rashford and Bruno in my team.

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Very true

  12. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Dumb question. Are ball boys banned from matches atm?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    GREENWOOD, that’s more like it United

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Disallowed 🙁

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nice

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hol' up

  14. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Poor offside from Rash.. was a great goal otherwise

  15. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Martial and Greenwood owner. Painful offside that

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Unfortunate, good sign though. Helps Brighton aren’t parking the bus and actually having a go

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It's okay. It would have been a rashford assist

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ah ok. Commentator said martial

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    How tf do I fit in Greenwood :/

    1. Glad He Ate Her
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You don't

      • BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You don't. Utd look average atm

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      This guy Graham Potter managed to turn Brighton from a "Burnley-Sheffield Utd" side to a "Manchester City" style side

      1. ELTACTICO
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Only got 5 points more than Hughton with a better team. Funny that Burnley and Sheffield are much better teams than Brighton isn't it

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Sheff Utd getting relegated this season I think

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Wizard

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Brighton already hit the post three times lol

        • Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Mick McCarthy as a commentator is gold.

          Had to mute the game and put on Talksport radio commentary over the top just for him.

          1. Make America Greta Again
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            He loves a cross into the box to the big centre halves, #innovative!

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Greenwood is as good as essential

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I own him and disagree. Although if you're set on a Man U asset then he's the one to get. The others are way overpriced.

          2. BERGKOP
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            No he isn't

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I’m joking guys chill

        • sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Does Lindelof do anything else than kicking the ball out for throw in? I got shouted for doing that in grade 7 when we had practice matches against seniors to prepare for school tournament.

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            If I’m doubt

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hi doubt, I’m dad

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yes he lets the opposition score

        • LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Did anyone see Zaha new “no room for racism boots” They are amazing.

          He is bagging a brace is those beauties! Worried a non owner haha

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            You are getting me excited already

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Remember lads Spurs hadn’t scored at this point last week either

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            yep but they were in control of the game. Here it should have been 2-0 BHA

        • 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Maguire is pathetic as a footballer.
          He and Pogba are the most overrated players in PL forsure

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Maguire isn’t overrated tbf, everyone knows he’s shite.

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              lol

          2. slavkob
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            English players are regularly overpriced, but to make that tree the most expensive defender in the world, that's just crazy!

          3. BERGKOP
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Especially for £80m...crazy.

        • Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          To think that we've spent so many hours and hours planning how to get Utd assets early...

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            To think that you told me to come back to you in gameweek 3 after Salah's hat trick... 😉

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yeah I have better rank now

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Early days, will be worth it long term

          3. Vazza
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Still early days

          4. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Bruno's still in Portugal

          5. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Finally we will learn who is Everton's pen taker. Bookmark this comment. THERE WILL BE A PEN FOR EVERTON TODAY

          6. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Lamptey looks to me like Shawn Right Phillips when he was actually good

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              *Wright

          7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Lamptey down penalty

            Bruno assist

          8. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Penalty! Maupay gonna go again