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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. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    So if Salah is out,is it no brainer to do for free Salah+Lamptey to KDB+Cancelo?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      If you assume City will turn it around then yes.

  2. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Shocking Refereeing
    They are all over the place with this var crap.
    Utd getting away with it again... How first pen was overturned is beyond me. Bruno's run up is a joke if he keeps getting to take them again, every time...'here have another go there Bruno, the fix isn't in yet'

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Tbh the pen against Brighton was overturned too, similar cases. At least it's consistent.

  3. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    I'm sick of Man Utd's football and their penalties.

    1. davidfromkent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Agreed, there is terrible bias in football particularly for Manchester United trash.

    2. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Utd fans do enjoy haters like you though. Please keep up the good work

  4. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Bruno(c) saved me from a complete disaster

    40 -8 but with only 4 to go: Saiss(Ayling), Coufal, Dcl and Bamford

    Red arrow incommng.

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Lamptey. Bench or sell?

  6. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 11 hours ago

    always a pen, ManU are a total joke i swear to god. Casuals rewarded as usual

    1. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Bruno (c) against WBA is casual?

  7. Erdogan
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 11 hours ago

    BT 2 lads are proper winter proof, Rio - dressed for wedding. Old school