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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. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Even as a Bruno captainer I don’t feel great after he misses the first. Typical United gift
    At least it’s paid off so far swapping out Salah

  2. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno's penalty take looks ridiculous though.

    Mate get up there and hit it.

  3. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Johnstone was off his line for the retake too so we could have had a third retake if the second was missed

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Advantage to the attacker

  4. Robson-Canoe
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    All the haters forgetting that Palace got to retake a pen vs United on GW2 for exactly the same reason.

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      the two incidents before, Maguire red and Brom pen are issues.

  5. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why take that ridiculous jump before the kick? What is wrong with that guy?

  6. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Not a nice feeling for non-Bruno owners (like me)

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep 🙁

    2. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      And me. Really not enjoying this season in the slightest!

    3. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sorry I undestand that.
      But at least you don't blindly blame VAR and refs like everyone.

  7. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Mwhahaha

    What a topsy turvy game FPL is

  8. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Haaland with his 4th goal lol

  9. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    That doesn't go down as a missed penalty I'm guessing?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      no

  10. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    This points for Bruno should not count. I would not count those points when season ends.

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

      Have you considered crying like a baby about it?

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

    It’s feels so good being on the right side of Jammy Bruno pts

    1. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same, I've been on the wrong side of so many jammy Bruno penalties. Glad I finally decided to join the 'badwagon'

  12. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno!!

  13. F4L
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Don't want Brom to get points but this is a travesty. Big six can jog on, let's reduce the number of subs to 2

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno owner but not captain, in top 10k - goal good or bad for rank?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bad

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think.... Check FPL live

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Just checked, 77% so good right?

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nice brag, check livefpl.net

  15. GROBARI
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thank you Bruno!

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Captain Bruno Yes!!
      Surely Gonna break Salah's record by scoring 25+ penalties this season

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ridiculous. Just blow the whistle ref and call it a 3-0 Man Utd win.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        bruno hatty ?

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'm glad keepers are finally being punished for encroachment. They've been getting away with it for years.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yup...insane that refs never called it before. Sport was a joke before VAR.

    • FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Absolutely filthy. What a disgrace. Gratz to Bruno owners, but a disgrace for football

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Calm down. Crystal Palace got to do it against United too. He was clearly off his line

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What's your complaint?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Freekick outsider the box...for wba

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          And WBA should have had a penalty

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Agreed on the pen for West Brom - thought you were complaining about the retake

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              No not at all. That decision in isolation was correct

      3. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Why?

      4. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        its united at home

        they take ur pen and give themselves 2 turns

        if u dont agree they will take their ball and go home

      5. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Change the channel, whiner.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I am congratulating FPL players who own him you knob. Has nothing to do with FPL. I feel sorry for WBA who are battling relegated, so get off my back, thank you

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          You don’t care about the legitimacy of decisions, just your FPL points. Some saddo who cares more about points than bs decisions, west brom should have had a clear penalty

      6. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The people on this site don’t care about referees helping man united win games. Clear penalty for West Brom, joke

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Exactly. Some Bruno owners on here seem to think it is all about their FPL points and aimed at them getting jammy points when it is not.

    • shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Keep calm and captain Bruno

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I’m pretty embarrassed getting those Bruno captain points

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Rules are still rules and VAR is used. This is the system now.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Hope you feel the same way when the team you root for gets robbed

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Come ooon Rashford your turn to score

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 7 days ago

        First pen counts?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Nope

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          no

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Just like offside goals etc

      • Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Phew - need that after selling Son

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          needed*

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        How many more goals from Bruno for the next 30 mins?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          2.. Penalties

      • Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        why hasn't Fernandes been -2 for the Penalty that he missed.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Cuz it was retaken

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Retaken

          1. Wizard of Ozil
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            thanks. bit unfair as a non fernandes owner when rival has C him.

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Same reason he got a 2nd penalty.

        4. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Retake.. it’s as if the original pen didn’t happen

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Not counted ...

        6. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          That was only his practice one.

        7. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          cause it doesnt count if the keeper breaks the rules

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Non-cappers in tears. Bruno capper here and I'm JIZZZZZZZZZZINGGGGGGG

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lockdown really has changed some peoole

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Do you have a lot of captain fails?

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Just breathe

        4. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Confusing your screen with a plasterers radio

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So may as well get Vardy, Kane, Fernandes, Werner, KDB as your big players and rely on their penalties.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes. Yes, you should.

        2. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          You didn't know this?

        3. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          That is why they are so expensive. First time?

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Flood gates to open now

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Amen

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          United don't have floods.

      • Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What a cheat of a referee man

        1. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          LOL

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          how? was a handball to give the pen, and the keeper went off his line so a retake was needed...

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            West Brom should have had a penalty jeepers, you are delusional. Yes it’s a pen, yes it’s a retake. West Brom should have had a penalty

        3. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yup...its all a big fix. You should stop watching.

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Such a troll.