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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
    7 days, 21 hours 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
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Bruno's penalty take looks ridiculous though.

    Mate get up there and hit it.

  3. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 21 hours 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
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Advantage to the attacker

  4. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

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

  5. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

  6. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

      Yep 🙁

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

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

    3. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 19 hours 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
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Mwhahaha

    What a topsy turvy game FPL is

  8. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Haaland with his 4th goal lol

  9. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

      no

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

      Have you considered crying like a baby about it?

  11. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

    1. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 21 hours 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
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Bruno!!

  13. F4L
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 21 hours 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
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

      Bad

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

        I think.... Check FPL live

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          Just checked, 77% so good right?

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Nice brag, check livefpl.net

  15. GROBARI
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Thank you Bruno!

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

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

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

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

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        bruno hatty ?

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours 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
        7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

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

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

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

      2. Utopsis
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          What's your complaint?

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

            Freekick outsider the box...for wba

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

            And WBA should have had a penalty

            1. Utopsis
                7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

                  No not at all. That decision in isolation was correct

          3. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 21 hours ago

            Why?

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

            Change the channel, whiner.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 21 hours 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
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 21 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 21 hours 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
              7 days, 21 hours 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
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          Keep calm and captain Bruno

        • Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          I’m pretty embarrassed getting those Bruno captain points

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

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

        • Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          Come ooon Rashford your turn to score

        • GROBARI
            7 days, 21 hours ago

            First pen counts?

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

              Nope

            2. BenDavies
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              no

            3. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              Just like offside goals etc

          • Utopsis
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              Phew - need that after selling Son

              1. Utopsis
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  needed*

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

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

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

                  2.. Penalties

              3. Wizard of Ozil
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 21 hours ago

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

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Cuz it was retaken

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

                  Retaken

                  1. Wizard of Ozil
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    7 days, 21 hours 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
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Same reason he got a 2nd penalty.

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

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

                5. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Not counted ...

                6. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  That was only his practice one.

                7. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  cause it doesnt count if the keeper breaks the rules

              4. Sir Alex Telles.
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 21 hours ago

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

                1. Garlana
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Lockdown really has changed some peoole

                2. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Do you have a lot of captain fails?

                3. JONALDINHO
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Just breathe

                4. Herman Toothrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Confusing your screen with a plasterers radio

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

                  Yes. Yes, you should.

                2. Homer21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  You didn't know this?

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

                  That is why they are so expensive. First time?

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

                Flood gates to open now

                1. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  Amen

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  United don't have floods.

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

                What a cheat of a referee man

                1. grumpyman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

                  LOL

                2. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

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

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 21 hours 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
                  7 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

                    Such a troll.