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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. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Johnstone huge save

  2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bruno robbed of assist too

  3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What a save

  4. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Martial ffs

  5. alastair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Johnstone ex Man U. Is he going to have "one of those games" ?

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No, Utd will score

  6. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hey Mr. Jonhstone, this is not the GW to have a great game. Enough saves.

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Disagree

  7. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Not exaggerating but best save I have seen in any league this season

    1. Tsssst
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Reckless comment, Martial passed it to him

    2. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah Martial did nothing wrong there, just a crazy save

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Agreed, to get down that quickly was 1st class

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    good to see WBA going for it rather than parking

  9. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Kane should get 1pt for the clean sheet from that game.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Did he play that deep?

      1. Saka_me_sideways
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Any deeper and he’d have gloves on

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        more like 4 points

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          True dat.

    2. MarcusAurelius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      My plan this week was Werner to Vardy. Now I’m thinking Kane to Vardy. Thoughts please?

      A) Kane > Vardy
      B) Werner > Vardy

      I have Son

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Vardy hasn't even played yet

        1. MarcusAurelius
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          What’s your point?

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A, Werner looking sharp and will return

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Kane is the same, but the cash can be used and the guy is looking better for assists

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I don't have Werner but I have Kane. If I sell a Spurs player this season, he hauls. So sell Werner.

        1. MarcusAurelius
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I take it you sold Son this week?

      4. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I don’t have Kane. I have son

        Werner was my plan. I’m pretty sure I’m going ahead with that.

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

      Just your daily reminder Utd spent 200 mill on a back line of Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof and Shaw

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That's city's annual spending on centre backs.

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Andy Carroll......

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Liverpool signed Andy Caroll, Ricky Lambert, Stewart Downing and Paul Koncheski within the same year what's your point lol

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          How did I forget the two Italian legends Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini

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

          For a combined 40mill. United spent 200. That’s my point.

          1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Inflation dude. Neymar fcked it all up.

    4. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This smells like a mega haul for Jonhstone

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        this.

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Should've had one last GW as well

    5. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      As a DCL captainer and Bruno owner, do I want Bruno to haul considering how many people captained him?

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah you do

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        There’s a thing called effective ownership and therein lies your answer...

      3. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        obv not. you want Dcl to hole.

      4. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        No. We want a quiet night from Bruno. But goals from Rashford.

      5. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        For overall rank you do.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          well thats the thing i'm gunning for so i guess i do want him to haul

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Just want a bigger haul from DCL

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              cheers TM

      6. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        there have been three different answers to my question

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          seems conflicted.

        2. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          If you care about mini leagues and your rivals have captained him, you might prefer him to blank even if your rank suffers as a result. But if OR is your priority you want him to score.

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            yeah I don't really care about mini leagues as much as my OR. guess i want him to haul but DCL to haul more

      7. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        As a non Bruno order so I want a Kebab with beef or chicken?

      8. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Unless a player has EO more than 100% any point scored by him adds to your advantage. Bruno has ~ 80%.

    6. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      That save looks better the more I see it - wow

    7. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Apologies for the Bruno blank and yellow card

    8. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      David de wobble

    9. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      WBA getting more confident. Will leave space for Man Utd to attack in.

    10. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Snoozefest

    11. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Get martial off.. this will end 0-0 otherwise

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        At least he managed a SOT this time

    12. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      WBA nalling around and manu players running around

      1. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        *balling

    13. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno captain fail?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nah.

      2. Doctor Evil
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Too early

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

        Ask later

    14. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Man Utd getting a penalty?

    15. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ole out for sure if they can't win this. Poch here he comes.

    16. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Martial 3.5 effort for the dive

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Generous

    17. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Martial is so ridicolously overrated. When will Man U sign a proper forward?

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cavani is class, I'm really surprised Ole didn't start him today.

    18. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ridiculous dive from Martial. Slight tug on his shirt and somehow his legs buckle 😆

    19. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Martial should not be MUN striker, so bad

      1. Auntie Niemi
          2 months, 6 days ago

          He's not a striker and has no business leading the line with a finisher like cavani on the bench.

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Dis chess guy bought Martial Rashford and already owned Bruno(C)

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Bruno is due a pen. Gone like 2 games without one

      4. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        -8 to bring in Bruno has gone well... Season over for me here. Can't recover this.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          cry me a river

        2. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No you can’t.

          You may as well stop posting the same thing every match week now too.

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

          Come on. It's only been 30 minutes.

        4. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          *sigh*

        5. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Goodbye

        6. Doctor Evil
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yawn

        7. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I don't know about others but season over posts make me genuinely laugh, I like them tbh. Keep it up

        8. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          6 players for me so far including captain, 11 points