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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. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    12 man Man Utd finally 1-0 up lol

  2. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    OK it's clear, the ref has Bruno captained

  3. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    This shouldn't be retake too?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Why?

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

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

  4. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Referee put house on Utd win

  5. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. F4L
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Welcome to the FA Penalty League

  8. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Wohoo!

  9. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Olé’s eyes hahaha

  10. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Lolllll

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

  11. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

  13. Bam Saka Laca
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Football is dead

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Salty bruno non owner detected

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        I captained him and agree with OP.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Then stop watching

      2. Bam Saka Laca
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Well done Sherlock

  14. HurriKane
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Brunoooooooooo

  15. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    BRUNOOOOOO WHAT A PLAYER WHAT A MOMENT

    WHAT A (C) DECISION

    LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO

  16. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Keeper off his line. Retake

  17. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days 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 ⚽
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Why? He was miles off his line...

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      You know the rules?

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      You're a moron

    4. Dosh
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

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

    5. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Buddy is just mad he doesn't own Fernandes

    6. Who are all Lukakus
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Thank you but I will take 22 POINTS

  18. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    That ref should be fired

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Why?

    2. Zalk
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days 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
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

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

  19. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Brunoooo

  20. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Ref is totally lost. Should be subbed.

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Second this, aye

  21. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  22. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Very jammy Bruno owners

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

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

  23. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    I feel so jammy mhahaha. Sorry

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      same

  24. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    LOL Bruno captain, feel so damn lucky right now.

  25. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Payola.

  26. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Penandes

  27. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    I feel very lucky to cap Fernades.

  28. socho
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    VAR kills FPL.

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Baggies should have had a penalty.

        1. Dosh
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

  29. G B
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Time to rip them apart on the counter.

  30. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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