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

    How are these forwards so poor at finishing, like how is this possible

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

      Let's be honest, that one was just a good tackle.

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

        I'm talking about their approach. None of them seem hungry for goals, their mentality is the issue.

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

    Cavani YC
    Hope that guy on here earlier didn't actually TC him

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

      I was kidding. Fernandes is my man. 😀

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

    YC Cavani. That's zero points for £300k per week.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      United playing 10x better with Cavani on the pitch.

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

      You overpaid

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

      United are playing for FPL points?!

  4. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Bruno owners unlucky here, should also be an assist

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      I’ll take 22 points

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

      Lucky Baggies pen was denied. Greedy, more like it.

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

    is cavani on 170k or 300k per week?? United haters hash them any chance they get even if it's with fake news.

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

      *bash

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

    Martial had hit everything tonight but the goal.

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

      70% probably the reason why I am still stuck at 1M.

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

      Time to hit a bong.

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

    What's your Template Rating % on Livefpl?

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

      70%

    2. Clam. ☘️
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      58%.

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

      70%

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

      50

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      70%

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

      64%

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

      Mine is 32, too punty?

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

        Lowest I've seen on FFS/twitter this week

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

        What's your team?

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

      38%

    9. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      70%

    10. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      55%

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

    1 - 0 FT

    Thank you Bruno

  9. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Cavani would be awesome at walking football.

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

    Lovely shank by Maguire there

  11. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    WBA are as bad as their shirts are horrid.

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

      United barely eking out a win. What does that say about them?

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

    The ref should get assist points

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

      Bilic should mention the cheating

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

      Also at least a YC!

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

      Thought the ref had a decent game.

      as a Bruno captainer.

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

    Another underwhleming home performance from United. Very worried about how little we dominate at home.

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

      True dat

  14. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    I don't understand Bruno at all. How can he score so many points with so average stats. How the hell is Man United getting one penalty a game.

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

      VAR + blind refs

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      He’s a stat buster, Vardy as a midfielder

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

      What average stats?

      4 attempts (2 in box, 1 big chance)
      6 chances created (2 big chances)

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        I didn't watch the game. Before today he's had 0.18 non penalty xG per game and 0.29 xA per game

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          He’s just very clinical and efficient with his decision making and opportunities

  15. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Thank you David.

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

      😆

  16. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Incredible win for United this in a typical relegation zone six pointer

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

      Aren't they two points off Chelsea if they win their game in hand?

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

    Could of been worse for Bruno cap, I guess if you also own dcl tomorrow even if non cap then should be a decent week

    1. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Bruno Cap plus Chillwell, Kane, Son and then DCL and Mane and Robbo to come. Decent week and up to 200k now

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

    Man Utd overtake Man City in the league 9th vs 11th
    Strange season so far!

  19. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Wow, that dude who triple captained Cavani, denied even 1pt appearance. Suppose the silver lining is he didn't get negative pts from his triple captain.

  20. davidfromkent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Manchester United are trash, owners of Fernandes can consider themselves very lucky with the bias that works for Utd. West Brom penalty denied was a joke, the referee was in a perfect position to award the penalty and changed his mind looking at the monitor, what happened to clear and obvious error!

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

      Yes but I'll take it.

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

        As would any of us however that is not the point.

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    38 (-4) with just DCL, Rodriguez and Soucek to play.

    Red arrow, should have just captained Bruno!

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

    Cavani has to play in this poor atacking display team. Best striker by miles.

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

    need D(C)L brace,Hamez goal and Digne assist plus CS tomorrow to Save my GW plus Season : 34+9+11= 54... points

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

      DCL hattie*

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

      I'll give you a brace of points for DCL here and now. Let's shake on it.

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

        nooo. hattie otherwise team deleted....

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

          Ok a hattie of points. That's the best I can do Chucky.

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

            😛

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

      I'd take some Hames and DCL returns 🙂

      I'm rooting for Southampton 0-0 Wolves (McCarthy, KWP, Kilman)

  24. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Haters been claiming Bruno's points are jammy for 9 months

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

    Saturday done, delighted with Bruno(c). Lucky, I know, but delighted still.

    35 points from 4. Down 1130 places

  26. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi guys
    In Draft league,

    Foden or Bale ?

    Thanks

  27. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    52 from 6, Grealish the only player to blank for me. Very lucky. I hope it'll continue tomorrow!

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

      Congrats!

  28. Vazza
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Who’s a better pick -

      A. Watkins
      B. Bamford

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

        After today everyone's gonna say Bamford.

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

      I'm enjoying my Bruno 22 points. Non-owners stay crying.