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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    toby out long term season over for spurs

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

      He's very useful offensively too

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Who takes his spot?
      The new guy that stepped in?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Sanchez I would have thought

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      is he? Mourinho just said a muscle injury, just wait and see

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Half an hour gone....nothing.
    Tick Tock.

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I knew Bruno never does well at Home 🙁

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      U must be happy then for not picking him 🙂

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        but I still picked him and C 🙁

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Why would you?

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Just so you could say I told you so or to honor your username?

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              this

        2. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You know we can see your team right genius?

  4. Plant Based Footballer
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A shirt grab, from behind, in the box, is a penalty. He play acted but it doesn't matter.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I agree with this as a Bruno captainer 😉

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That isn’t a grab nor a penalty

      1. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Well I said shirt grab. Are you making some kind of distinction here or did you not watch the replay? He grabbed Martial's shirt.

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

    Did anyone ever have success with Saturday transfer?

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

      Of course.

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

        Examples please

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

          10 yrs ago I bought and (c) Lampard for his 4 goals vs Derby.
          happy?

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

            So only once in 10 years. Looks a out right

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

              *about

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

          Think I got Chilwell on a Saturday.

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

            Good one with Chilwell

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

          Mine selling Salah for a hit to Rashford looks like a poop till now 🙂

  6. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    17 from 6... including captain, anyone on worse?

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

      Irbox

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

        😆

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Wrong again..

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      12 from 6

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      24 from 8 with a -24 hit

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        lol

      2. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Are you playing it seriously? Lol

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not this season.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            You still have a better rank than most

      3. Mid budget coach
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hope you at least bench boosted

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      11 from 6 including captain

    5. Auntie Niemi
        2 months, 1 day ago

        21 from 7 on a wildcard.Apparently my previous team has 30 from 4.

      • grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        16 from 7 incl. captain. Fun times.

      • PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        13 from 6 me on WC .. aargh!!!

      • FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        17 from 9

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

      The 4% of players that own Martial

      (¬_¬)

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

        Magnus

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best way to spend 6.8m?

      A) Soucek to KdB/Sterling
      B) Brewster to any striker (Own Kane & DCL)

      Thanks

      1. Tsssst
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B. To Vardy

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B, Vardy

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks both, will mean no City

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

      I put armband on Bruno for next week bus team. That game will probably suit him better

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeh I'm leaning to sticking with him next week as well

        Was going to do Kane > Vardy but may hold Kane now after Spurs' performance v City

    9. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It would appear, based on statistical evidence this season, that Bruno Fernandes does not perform at his home stadium. I wonder why no one has talked about this much.

    10. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That was a sexy pass from Fernandes

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Did the player who received it get a hard on?

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes but he didn't finish

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Aye,it was a beauty and deserved better.

    11. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ok, as a Bruno captainer I’m now going plan B and hoping for a WBA goal.

    12. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL (C) the real winners? We'll find out soon

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Stop it. The suspense is too much 🙁

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I think it will be the Mane cappers

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

          I agree.

      3. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Mane cappers for me

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Nice Spurs result for you Fudgy

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yes but the -8 haunting

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Most took a hit so see it as a -4

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I guess. Was still totally pointless tho. Barnes will punish.

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

          Have Mane so no issues there

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Mane

      5. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Son cappers won already

      6. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hopefully the jimenez or zaha cappers

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

          He is my vice. My vice always delivers

    13. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The amount of inpatient folk here and whinging their captain hasn't returned after a mere 30mins or even less... You lot must be fun to hang out with.

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What does hanging out involve these days?

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          We have no issues hanging out here in my part of Australia

      2. Mighty Wings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Fudgy agrees

      3. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        So true

      4. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        In all fairness it's been nearly an entire half now

    14. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      At this point I actually want Bruno to blank. I need to learn my lesson somehow to stop playing this game so passive and boring.

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

        Stopped at playing.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          😐

    15. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Time for bed.
      Mummy is waiting.
      x

    16. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How do United defend Ole with this dross?

    17. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Feel like a lot of people forgot how bipolar United have been this season

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I knew. I took a risk. It failed.

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

        Still a good cap but it was like those fears disappeared during IB

    18. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Foden, probably kept him too long but always had other issues.

      Any chance he starts next GW.?

      Or foden > KDB

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I own him too and I'm keeping for Burnley. When I say that is his last chance, I actually mean it. If Pep doesn't start him after that terrible performance then it's obvious he doesn't rate him and he needs to leave.

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lol. Yeah very good point. I actually thought he would start today with sterling’s fitness.

          He could be gold if he has starts in these up coming fixtures

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

      Is it too early for Bruno captain fails shouts? 🙂

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

        Plenty sold him already.

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Just look at Kane last week

      3. Mid budget coach
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If West brom score first then you can worry

    20. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Why can't just one match go the way it's expected to? 🙁

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Tbh I think this one is.

    21. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno C fail 🙁

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

        Good one 🙂

    22. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Fernandes and Gallagher been the best players so far.

    23. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      this is a rancid game of football

    24. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Anyone sold Bruno yet?

    25. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Woah... That was close.. Bartley so strong against Bobblehead

    26. smix
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      United no good at home with opponents defending!

    27. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Man United under Ole against promoted teams last season:

      Nor v Utd 1-3
      She v Utd 3-3
      Utd v Avl 2-2
      Utd v Nor 4-0
      Utd v She 3-0
      Avl v Utd 0-3

      Averaging 3 goals per game. Precisely why I think Bruno is the best/safest captain this week, despite United's lack of form at home

      #FPL

      https://twitter.com/BigManBakar

      That Turned out pretty well....

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Still a half of football to go.....

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You've been here 10 years... You'd think you'd know better

    28. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If DCL hauls tomorrow I would almost consider him for next week against Leeds instead of KDB. The Leeds defence is the real source of FPL attacking returns over Fulham and West Brom

    29. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Oh my goodness the United forwards are atrocious.

      Fernandes supplying so many chances.