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

    Come on Rashford!!!!

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

    All this complaining about sticking to the rules. I would have expected more expertise, especially from fpl scout users.

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

      De Gea was stung by exactly the same thing earlier in the season too.

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

      Never forget, most people on here are stupid, clueless, biased, reactionary and did I say dumb yet?

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

        You're not wrong I'm afraid

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

    3 - Fernandes (36)
    2 - Wan-Bissaka (27)
    1 - Lindelöf (26)

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

      Ty

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

    Johnstone is the first keeper I've seen that is actually smart

    Bruno always hops, then looks to see where the keeper is going and goes the opposite way

    Johnstone did a fake one way and dive the other for both pens

    Close to saving the retake

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

      he was off his line again for the second one as well to be fair

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

        Didn't he save a Jorgino pen that was overruled too?

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

      Others may learn that, scary.

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

        It isn't really rocket science

        There are analysts paid to watch past footage and they couldn't even spot that... strange

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      He had the highest number of pen saves in Championship last year iirc

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

      Can't be too smart.

    5. some witty pun
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      His 'fake dive' got him off his line though

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

        Beats getting done consistently

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

    That's two weeks in a row us Johnstone owners have been robbed of hauls

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    west brom hit the bar

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

    Any skill left in FPL?

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

      Depends on your rank.

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

        Haha this

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

      Skill is recognising the shear volume of pens United get and realising it is actually sustainable

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

        this

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

        West Brom should have had a clear penalty, enough with these cocky comments. Of course they’re going down with crap like this.

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

      My OR says NOPE. Sorry for shouting.

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

    Does United fans think Martial is good enough to play striker at Man United?

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

      Do*

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      No

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

        Can't help thinking he belongs at a team like West Ham.

    3. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      What ive heard no

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

    LMS safety score currently 18 with live bonus

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Joint top of LMS... The only way is down...

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    So close. Baggies unlucky.

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

    Baggies looking better in open play, lol!

  12. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    I'm not Fernandes owner but come on it was pen consistent to the rules and Johnstone was a mile of his line for the retake. I just don't understand why staying on your line isn't drilled into these keepers for penalties

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

      Finally a voice of reason

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

      It is kind of recent that we're seeing more and more pulled back...

      It's a bit of habit and instinct too as the first thought for the keeper is to close the gap to make the save a bit easier... will take a while to drill that out of them

    3. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Constant rule changes Maybe. I actually can’t remember the rule before.
      I think the rule should be changed anyway to allow keepers to be off their line. It will even things out a little

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

        The rule didn't change. VAR is just implementing it more strictly

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 21 hours ago

          Fair enough. Bloody VAR.

          Bruce lee made a good point. But Do they actually coach penalty saves as opposed to Just practicing?

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

      It is not the penalty that gets people going.. It is the fact that United fouled a Wba player outside the box just before the penalty, and that WBA should have had a penalty as well.

  13. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Penandes (c) ideal

  14. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    One more please, Bruno.

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    rashford messes up bruno assist

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

      .....

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

    Rashford misses a sitter

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

    Rashford 😮

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

    Why look for that first pen, and then not for Uniteds? That i s very strange.

  19. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Crowd noise operator thought that was in.

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

      Hahahha

  20. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Johnstone wow.

    Everton should pick him up

  21. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    As a Rashford and Bruno owner that knocked me sick.

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

      Tell me about it

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

    Lmfao rashford

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

    Wow. My heart stopped. Dream combo almost. Bruno captain Rashford owner. Wow

    1. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Same mate. 🙁

      1. ajay_kl +42
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        +1

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

      🙁

  24. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Another great save from Johnstone

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

    Bruno cementing the 3 bonus

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

    How is Rashford not burying that

  27. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Ok. Lucky double pen, but should’ve had a couple of assist.

  28. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    What a point swing for Bruno on that retake. He’s now on for a 22 point finish.

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

      11

      1. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        Probably 33 for the Egyptian 1 week teams

  29. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Crap like this is why I got bruno captain. But it still doesn't feel right.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      This

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

      I’m still in the shower

  30. King Henrik
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Sometimes Bruno is way to unselfish. He needs to just finish it sometimes.