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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. Erdogan
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Poor birds, Telles killing them one by one

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Rashford couldn’t finish a school dinner

    1. super zlatan
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Loooool

  3. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Andy Rashford captain fail

  4. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Rashford fail. I am never doing a Saturday hit ever again. Never.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Waisted transfer. Was swayed by the FFS article before the deadline. My fault obviously just saying how I made the call

  5. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Thanks guys for helping me go Bruno over Rashford. x

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Liverpool will be without top scorer Mohamed Salah for the next three games after the Egyptian tested positive for Covid-19 twice during the international break

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool-mohamed-salah-replacement-joke-23046112

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Oh my

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Salah to KDB then. Easy

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Still won't drop in price.....

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Ha this, prices are so fixed

    3. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Didnt bother clicking when i realised it was the daily star.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Bemba's a journo for the DS.

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Probably do a better job than them, biggest fraud of a paper alongside the sun

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Keeping Son then

    5. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      BS he's available to train with the team from the 24th Nov with a negative test.

    6. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Not sure about the reliability of the Daily Star sports department. The 3 games would include the mid week Champs League game. It’s really just a question as to whether he is available for next week or not.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Daily Star - is that reliable?

    8. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Not true. It's been confirmed he'll be available to return to training after a negative test.

  7. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    need just 1 more Bruno return.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      This

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      We all do.

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Please for the love of all that is good make Calvert-Lewin blank tomorrow.

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      This but the opposite

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Blank yesterday?

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      He won't

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      He will.

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

      Yeah I’m all of a sudden dodging Everton again...

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Noooo he's my captain!

  9. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Rashford did not look 100% whatever is up with him.

    Might be carrying a niggle or something?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah, not fit obviously. That shoulder injury looks like wasn't fake after all

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Oh yeah, i forgot about that shoulder injury.

        Something was bothering him for sure.

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Wouldn’t blame them.

      United have been very poor again at OT and today, very lucky.

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Reply fail

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Seems to be carrying a niggle for the past year.

  10. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Is this game as bad as the #Oleout crowd on twitter are humbly suggesting?

    1. bosungeorge
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      One of those games where the pundits and manager interview will talk about how great it is to get 3 points when you haven't played well... it's good to win ugly...etc etc...

  11. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Unlucky wba when ref had captained Bruno also, no hope

  12. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    The Premier League is run as nothing else but a business.

    They need to keep the global fanbase for the top clubs locked in and interested to make money.

    They can’t afford to have the likes of United to fail.

    1. fiveyears
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      If there is a wider conspiracy to keep United successful they've not done a great job of making it work

  13. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    To risk jinxing myself, 1 goal isn't too bad as a non Fernandes owner. I knew Fernandes was likely to score more than KDB but brought in De Bruyne for Salah and saved a transfer for a bit of tempo. A haul is what I was scared of. Hopefully DCL does something

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      I’d have taken 11 from Bruno before KO 100%

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Obviously but my team is set up for future gameweeks better for opting to KDB. Fernandes buyers will be happy with his points. If it stays like this I won't be happy but a bit relieved because it could of been a lot worse.

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          You say this when KdB have done nothing this season ? At least Bruno is top 4 score in midfield in fpl. I believe is more safe for the future than KdB for now.

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            I'd rather have KDB than Bruno over the next section of fixtures and that's all that matters.

            1. Reeker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              If you'd rather have Bruno then obviously you made the right decision for yourself?

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      it's 22 points

      it's quite a lot of damage

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Just trying to shine a bit of optimism for non owners. Not trashing the owners. Everyone is so defensive. I knew the implications it could of been worse it could of been better

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Mistake to expect DCL to do anything. Yes, he has scored goals this season, but he is not a top class player. The only (c) players in this game are Salah, Kane, KDB, Fernandes (perhaps stretch to Vardy). Don't think it is surprising that all of these are also penalty takers.

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Awfully bold to say that before the match happens. He can score goals and he's against a weak opponent?

    4. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      I’m with you mate. Go with your gut and hope for the best

  14. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Bruno cappers so lucky

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Really? This is exactly what I expected to happen..

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Don't give the penalty for wba and get a second chance for his?

        1. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          The second chance for pen wasn’t lucky. The goalkeeper tries to cheat by gaining an advantage, simple as.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Keepers do that all the time mate

            1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              But now they’re checking it

            2. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              No they don’t in the Prem this season because If they make the save and they are off their line then VAR makes it be retaken. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

      2. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        One jammy penalty? After escaping a foul in the box at the other end? Can I have your crystal ball?

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      If the rules of the game translate to luck, why not?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        I didn't say don't be happy or don't take the points.
        I just said so lucky!

    3. bosungeorge
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm a Bruno Capper and I admit I feel lucky!

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Could say that about non owners.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        How he came away with nothing from that first half was ridiculous. Should have had more if not for his teammates.

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Ha, in what way, West Brom should have had a clear penalty and then maybe United don't get one cause everything would have been different.

        You care more about FPL points than blatant cheating from a referee.

        1. STEP rOVERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Wow are you still assuming the pen if given would have been scored! GTFOOH

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            You are a Man United fan, so obviously you will say that. You don't see cheating against your team.

            Yeah, DDG doesn't save them.

    5. Dash4
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        As a Lamptey and Werner (disallowed goal) I will take it.

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Same here.

    6. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Jammy Bruno cappers so lucky...

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        If the rules of the game translate to luck why not?

      2. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        I deserve it

    7. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      This topsy turvy season continues to lead us all up blind alleys.

      Rationale goes out the window.

      Which is probably why I'm enjoying it. In a twisted, perverted kinda way.

      Maybe I'm just weird.

    8. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      This game should have been a 0-1 or at least a 1-1. I feel so sorry for WBA. Fighting for relegation is tough, when such decisions go against you (should have had a penalty and there was a incident outside the box, just before the United penalty, that should have been awarded with a freekick to WBA from my pov).

      1. Mid budget coach
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          The game started with a bruno penalty handicap. Its a draw

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Bruno's vision is surreal. Genuinely if Utd had better finishers, this team could've been entirely different in terms of attack.

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          ^ we need to start by replacing Martial with Cavani in the starting lineup

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Until ppl start saying he's sh*t and we need to start Ighalo..

          2. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Cavani is the better choice, but he looks very unfit in terms of stamina, just look at him rn. Utd needs a prolific 9. I can only imagine what would've been the case if Bruno had Ibra, it would've been downright scary.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          It was the opposite last season: Lack of chances created and unreal finishing.

        3. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Haaland would have been so great, he would be great in any team however.

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            haven't seen him play for a whole 90 mins, but highlight suggest he's a gem.

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              He has it all already, will be one of the best strikers ever. Perfect for modern football.

      3. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Typical United to invite pressure when we take the lead, so frustrating...

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Draw them in and counter.

          Good strategy, plays to their strengths.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Conceded several times doing that, picking a back pass option when there are several better forward passing options.

      4. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah this has United goal on the counter written all over it. Just hope it's a Donny-Cavani combo.

      5. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Rashford > Bruno (-4) balances out my Bissouma > Grealish (-4).

      6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        This game raised so many questions, How much is a penalty these days? Do you get charged twice for a second chance?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          what.

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          You a member of flat earth society and QAnon?

      7. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Need another off Bruno.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Take the 11x2 and run.

      8. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Is Cavani really on £300k per week to warm the bench? Who is in charge of Utd's recruitment?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Mr. Blobby

      9. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Bilic to be sacked in the week if they'll lose this one?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Surely not. They haven't been being spanked of late. Key injuries/COVID isolations.

          Who's going to come in that would be better than Bilic currently?

          1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Big Sam

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          What? No

        3. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Perhaps, but seems harsh. Player-for-player, his squad is the weakest in the PL. What do the WBA expect? They are probably the 20th worst team in the PL.

        4. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          They've played well against utd and spurs

      10. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        LMS safety score plz?

        1. HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Was posted before, 18 I believe

      11. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Ouch. If I hadnt done Salah to Bruno(C) Grealish would be captain and Lamptey playing for his -1!

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Well done

      12. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Unsurprisingly cavani looks well off the pace

      13. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Great tackle by Furlong to deny Martial.

      14. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Coote's not a fan of Cavani. Didn't agree with United getting him obviously. 😉