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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    PEN LAMPTEY ASSIST

  2. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno wins a pen

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

    penalty.. by penaldes

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

    Bruno having a go at someone else for diving. What a joke.

    Get him sent off. Should be 2nd yellow.

    1. stat sifter 888888
        2 months, 2 days ago

        There's still time...

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

      Bruno wins pen.

      For Brighton.

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lamptey!!

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      penalty lol

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

        United are finished

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bruno winning a penalty

        For Brighton

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

        Maupay really is essential

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

        Hope Chelsea have a buy back clause

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lallanas in pyjamas

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lamptey penalty

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

          Bruno assist !

      • TONY123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bruno so desperate for a penalty, he's going to take care of it himself

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lamptey A

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

        Fernandez wins a penalty finally.. just in the wrong box 😛

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

        Bruno one more foul from a red card

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

        Fernandez pens were predicted

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

        Lamptey first on bench woohoo

      • JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bruno got a pen!!

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I said i need to gey Maupay in

      • BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bruno has to go

      • Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bruno out.
        van de Beek in.

      • Glad He Ate Her
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Starting a Lamptey fan club. Who wants in?

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I’m in

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Bloody Lamptey

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

            Bruno asking if he can take the pen

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Lol

              1. Vazza
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Haha

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

              Lamptey really is a great pick. Didn't start him, but happy to have him in my squad.

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Same here, really pleased I kept room for him.

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I got rid just before the orice rise coz of midfield greed lol

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  May still grab the lad though

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

                    I would. I doubt I'll remove him for sometime.

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

                  Tbf I nearly lost him in one draft.

                  Those midfielders could make up for it still.

            3. Sir Alex Telles.
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Lol@ united

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

              Bruno time

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

                United are a big joke