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Rashford starts for Man United as FPL managers turn to Fernandes

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) has shrugged off his shoulder injury to make an immediate return to the Manchester United line-up.

He picked up the issue in the Gameweek 8 win at Everton, the international break proving long enough to allow full recovery.

His inclusion on his favoured left-hand side of attacking midfield is likely to please even those who captained Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m), considering that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s outfit tend to do best when their key players are involved.

The Portuguese international is the most captained FPL asset among the top 10,000 managers for Gameweek 9, handed the armband by 28.3% of them.

The fact that Anthony Martial (£8.7m) makes his first home Premier League start since Gameweek 4 is also a positive omen, considering his best Project Restart displays came almost exclusively at Old Trafford.

Like Rashford, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) also overcomes an injury flag to start, in defence alongside Victor Lindelöf (£4.9m) and full-backs Alex Telles (£5.5m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m).

As is to be expected, Fantasy managers remain rather unbothered by what’s on offer at West Bromwich Albion this season.

Backed by 4.7%, non-playing goalkeeper David Button (£4.0m) is their most popular asset, the only one owned by more than 1.4%.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Telles, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, Matić; Rashford, B Fernandes, Mata; Martial.

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, Ivanovic, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, M Pereira; Grant.

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1,359 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    12 man Man Utd finally 1-0 up lol

  2. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    OK it's clear, the ref has Bruno captained

  3. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    This shouldn't be retake too?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Why?

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Keeper off line when he failed to make the save, lol.

  4. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Referee put house on Utd win

  5. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Diving cheat scores a pen! Never in doubt (C) 😎

  6. F4L
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    That brown envelope must have been pretty hefty this week, JOKE

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Welcome to the FA Penalty League

  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Wohoo!

  9. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Olé’s eyes hahaha

  10. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Lolllll

    Even as a Bruno owner it is so funny how many pens they get

  11. GROBARI
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Kdb and Vardy missed penalties last week.
      Bruno this week. Whats going on?

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

    • Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Football is dead

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Salty bruno non owner detected

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

          I captained him and agree with OP.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 21 hours ago

            Then stop watching

        2. Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          Well done Sherlock

    • HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Brunoooooooooo

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      BRUNOOOOOO WHAT A PLAYER WHAT A MOMENT

      WHAT A (C) DECISION

      LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO

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

      Keeper off his line. Retake

    • BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      This is arguably the biggest VAR disgrace since its inception. I say this as a Bruno owner. What a joke of a system. West Brom completely robbed.

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

        Why? He was miles off his line...

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

        You know the rules?

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        You're a moron

      4. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        The only debatable thing is the free kick for a foul before the pen

      5. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Buddy is just mad he doesn't own Fernandes

      6. Who are all Lukakus
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Thank you but I will take 22 POINTS

    • FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      That ref should be fired

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

        Why?

      2. Zalk
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        He's the worst of the referees this season, IMO. He looks so insecure, like a taller version of Almiron.

        1. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          He is the worst because he looks insecure?
          Or just because you don't have Bruno...

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Brunoooo

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Ref is totally lost. Should be subbed.

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Second this, aye

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      You know the rules. You know there is VAR. Still you do it.

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Very jammy Bruno owners

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Hardly. Man Utd get penalties nearly every week. Stop crying.

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      I feel so jammy mhahaha. Sorry

      1. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        same

    • AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      LOL Bruno captain, feel so damn lucky right now.

    • Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      It feels good owning Bruno, he is like a lucky charm or something...

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Payola.

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Penandes

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      I feel very lucky to cap Fernades.

    • socho
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      VAR kills FPL.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        That's not really var. That's the rules.

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          Baggies should have had a penalty.

          1. Dosh
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 21 hours ago

            Similar incident happen in the previous game and it was not given. There was contact on the ball first

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Time to rip them apart on the counter.

    • jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Absolutely ridiculous, WBA have been great, should have a pen and then this BS of retake. Shambles