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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. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How did Ziyech look today? I have no chelsea cover at all.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      KDBesque ability to cross a ball

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Will keep ticking along

      Don’t expect too many goals or monster hauls

      Decent for his price

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who? Didn't notice or hear him being mentioned.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Have cash + Grealish/Jrod if I feel I really need cover. Got away with it today really.

  2. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bruno(c) + Martial

    Let’s do this. 😎

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Nice one Martial

  3. Liber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Can you help me with my GK dilemma?

    Martinez or McCarthy?
    Ty

  4. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Time to ditch Chillwell?

    Chelsea fixtures not great for clean sheets and Ziyech stole him set pieces.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      shell asap

    2. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Nope.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Doesn't sound very wise.

      I have James & Chilwell & tempted to drop one. Would lose James over Chilwell.

      1. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Double up doesn’t seem wise atm.

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      yeah do it. terrible FPL option

    5. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Fixtures are terrible, tbh. Bottom in season ticker until GW18.

    6. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Chilwell a keeper for me. Zouma -> Cancelo now

  5. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bruno(c) + Rashford

    Let’s do this. 😎

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I could read a hopeless Manutd fan from far away lol. Its pains, better be a realistic Manutd fan so dont put any expectations. Pogba not even in squad..you reckon he is sold in Jan? I want him out asap with his lazy toxic attitude

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I despise watching United trying to break down a low block team. Couldnt get myself to captain Bruno

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Either January or in the summer hopefully. They haven't offered him a new contract...

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah how can top off 300k he is already getting for such horrible play? I think over the top wages has ruined Manutd players attitude, bruno get one third of pogba and look at him roll

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Same here. I hope you do very well.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Let's hope so!!!

  6. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    No man U
    Let's do this.
    😎

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      😆

    2. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Hide quickly.

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Get ready to delete team 😀

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Hold me.........

  7. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Vardy in GW10 but who would you let go?
    A. Werner
    B. Kane (already have Son)
    C. Keep Werner no Vardy

    1. Jedi Joseph
        3 months, 12 days ago

        C. Get rid of Werner. Great fixture for Vardy and can't drop Kane.

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A) Ziyech --> KDB
      B) save FT

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Martial header saved
      Bruno assist denied

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Fred assist.

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Sign of what's to come...

    4. Vazza
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thoughts on my draft wildcard team?

        ————Martinez————
        -—-Chilwell Coufal Diaz——
        Salah Son Bruno Grealish—
        ——Watkins DCL Vardy——
        Bench: Forster Lowton Soucek N. Williams

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          How many times have you posted this?

          No Chilwell, so it's rubbish.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wait you added him!

            Too early to ask anyway, wait for the games to finish.

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          no one is going to respond to this kind of question when the first matchday of the week hasnt even finished.

          Chill

      • pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        How does Jimenez + Coady + Lamptey > Vardy + Dias + Lewis for -8 sound? Gives me -

        Martinez - Button
        Dias - KWP - Taylor - Lewis - Mitchell
        Salah - Bruno - Ziyech - Grealish - Bissouma
        Vardy - Martial - Richarlison

        Next gw - Martial + Richarlison > Aguero + Antonio

        Have exact funds for all the moves. Thoughts please? 🙂

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        What do we do now that it's time to wave Sonny and bring in KDB?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          We?

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Three consecutive captain fails. DCL needs to save me from this misery.

      • Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        West Brom parked the bus, then took the train to the match

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Rashford Bruno combo will open them as a can

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Might just avoid city attackers and get a defender and then jump on an attacker if they look any better v burnley

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          The trick is to get them before they get pts not after. People that got Kane early are now top 10K

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            spare a thought for the Son & Kane sellers this week on a Wild Monkey.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              4 points for 11 million.. no thanks

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                shame man. Your WC looks like a disaster.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Hahaha you’re a sad delusional little man

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I'm big. Ask my wife.

            2. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Judge the sellers in 4-5 gameweeks. We havn’t sold them on a free hit for 1 GW.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                🙄

      • Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I'm scared as a non United owner

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Dont be. Lets spoon.
          x

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Bring the baps

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          You should be.

        3. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Mixed emotions as a fan.

          I want them to do well just as long as Bruno,Martail and Rashford don't go mad.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Ah this is boring so far.

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          We need early goal

      • Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Who is this guy who looks a lot like Cantwell for WBA.?

        1. AWOL-Ekotto
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Gallagher

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Cantwell?

      • Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Tell you what, West Brom are getting bodies forward here. Good to see

      • Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Sold Kane for Bam Bam and kept Son. Good call?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Depends on Bamford, long term I think you may want Kane. Another fantastic performance (MotM)

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        united looks poor so far

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Matches your grammar

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Any need for that?

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            And you manners.

          3. GROBARI
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Nobody cares about that.

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Rashford too late in the box

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          12 minutes in and no attacking returns from Fernandes or Rashford. Fail

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            You must be fun in bed

        4. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Very exciting about ManU game as I am not allowed to take any manu players to my team. Just WBA not lose like 5-0, some 2-0 should be enough..

        5. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 12 days ago

          How do both teams look?

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Not like your comment earlier in the day regarding United that's for sure:

            "Cavani is set to start his first premier league game today against West Brom https://twitter.com/UnitedReveal/status/1330106076168151044 RIP Martial owners?'

        6. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Any thoughts on City priority for next week?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Forget price changes and wait for midweek games

        7. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Martial you mug.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            (Good save, but still.)

        8. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          WTF MARTIAL FFFF

        9. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Magnus's punt and replacement for Kane misses 2 big chances.

          #Martial

        10. BeWater
            3 months, 12 days ago

            How the f did you miss that Martial.