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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
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How about OGS shaking money out at ht, no pens yet

  2. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Come ooooon Bruno and Rashford!!!!

  3. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Spurs struggled to break down West Brom too. Starting to think this isn't a good fixture...

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It isn't that's why I didn't cap Bruno

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It's more United passing the ball side wards and backwards at a snail's pace

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Fernandes on 3 BAPS rn. Essential

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Are you sure ?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, I'm 100% sure that Bruno is on 3 BAPS rn. When the 60th minute arrives, obviously he won't be.

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Imagine capping Bruno at home to West Brom having taken Son out for a -4, and watching it on a Saturday night

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Unlucky

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

      \0/

    3. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I doubt you're alone

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      wut, I didnt do that. I nearly capped Son!
      I have no ManU and not watchign that snooze fest 😀

  6. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    This is so fluid positionless football by wba which is easy to admire, manu has been poor as expected

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Just need a Grant screamer to really liven this game up

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    We all massively underestimated West Brom. Period.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It's still the best fixture this week

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No you haven't lol, they haven't won all season and Fulham beat them 2-0. United are just so slow

    3. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Only those with ManU players, I have none of them and won’t have in future either

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      This. I only needed to see Spurs struggle massively in order for me to never consider Bruno captain.

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Massively overestimated Man Utd

    6. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Speak for yourself

    7. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      ‘We’ ?

    8. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I predicted 0-1.

  9. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Cole's face looks like someone about to get fired

  10. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I was sure that something was going to happen and the typical WC midfield of Bruno KDB Ziyech Grealish was going to fail...

    1. jwong23
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Your crystal ball seems to be working well

  11. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Why has FFS not implemented a down vote button that hides ridiculous comments yet? The amount of trash that gets commented here really does not add anything to the game/community...

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Would inevitably be misused for simple disagreement. Downvotes are a terrible idea on this site.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yep, it was pretty toxic when it was last used. But being able to personally block users would be nice.

        I've always thought you should expose yourself to differing opinions and people who don't think like you, so have been against blocking before, but some of these posters are just out to troll and it's getting tiresome.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I think the lack of a downvote button promotes interaction massively. People are more likely to reply with a counter-point rather than passively downvoting and scrolling on. It's a fantastic decision for an FPL forum.

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Aye,you have to take the good with the bad GB.

          Maybe if you could just get a limit of blocking up to 3 users or something like that might work.
          Lets face it,most of us would have the same 3.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      They had it and got rid.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Used to be a downvote when voting came in first i think but they dropped it over bullying i guess.

    4. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      THIS!

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I have noted that the mods still have the ability still give a -1 under certain circumstances btw.

  12. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wildcard started poorly, then remembered all the -4’s and -8’s lol 🙂

  13. Tsssst
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Went for a differential triple in with Martial Mane and Richarlison, what a shitshow of a start

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Martial was a strange pick as he's not proved himself at all this season, but Mane and Rich could go very well. Just hold on.

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Survived the first 45, very cool

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Seems like United have reverted to being poor against low blocks

  16. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Fernandes blank ffs

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Literally half a gamd

  17. smix
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Come on.. Penalty please. Only way united can score in this game!

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Martial may take it..

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Rashford more likely.

  18. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    So glad I didn't take a 4 point hit to bring in Bruno for Salah 😀 Saved a transfer and 4 points...

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Still 45min to play though

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        yeah could still get punished...

    2. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Hold your horses

  19. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Remind me never to captain someone from the lower end of the table.

    Schoolboy error.

    1. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      45 min a lot of time

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      This. C only for toop4 team players

  20. Liber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    McCarthy or Martinez for WC?

  21. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Drop in form of Man Utd has coincided with Martial's drop in form. Post-lockdown last season, Martial was scoring for fun, looked motivated, and was angry when getting subbed.

    Doesn't look the same this season.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Correct, and he has missed a big chance already in this game.

  22. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno blank = Bruno to KDB?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Better managers have both

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        2 blankers, nice.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno pen = 11 points

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            You've changed your tune from last month 😉

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Don’t get me wrong, he is awful to watch and a diving cheat but the points are undeniable. His luck seems to be sustainable (until I brought him in of course)

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Sounds like the spanking he gave your team was enough.

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah* 😛

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, before he has an away fixture of course!

  23. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    DCL cap this GW, and next week looks good also. Whos with me?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      This week definitely, next week definitely not

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Why arent u keen vs Leeds? Could be high scoring that, not seeing many stand out options. Spurs v Chelsea will probably be a 1-1 draw
        Salah is away so not sure on that

        Besides that lot dont have many options left, it will be Grealish, Zaha or DCL. Got to be DCL from those 3

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Salah will be at home isolating

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Can't justify him over KDB or Vardy

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      me..

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        next week it's on party..

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I bottled it and went bruno when salah got covid. Might still pay off.

      I think it's a big game for everton against an improving Fulham. We'll see what they are made of.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        yea its either a tough game for everton or everton smash them, Rich is back at least. Thinking Everton do well, 4-1 Everton im hoping for

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I’ll probably cap KdB if I buy him

  24. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is Bamford > Antonio for free too sideways or worth it? Hammers have better games coming up

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

      Bamford's well in form. Antonio returning from injury. Not sure I'd make that move yet myself.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah wait on that move

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    But strange Aguero didn’t come on earlier right?

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

      Barely fit.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Why be on the bench then?

  26. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wow. ManU and ManC are both crap. KdB and Bruno to Mane and Jota.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You are assuming pool pitch up.

      Leicester have a great chance tomorrow.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Kun could be a great shout.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Reply fail. I'm losing it.

  27. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Haaland is the most dominant striker I ve seen in such an age since Ronaldo Nazario

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just seen he’s got a hat trick

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Really need to see him play, I got this idea in my head that hes tall and clumsy somehow scoring loads

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Just watch his 3rd goal. He has amazing acceleration and tremendous finishing despite his height

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He’s deceptively quick, strong, good in the air and clinical

        3. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A really vicious striker of the ball. Man City will sign him no doubt.

        4. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No. He seems to have a really good mix of skill and physicality.

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Apparently, his dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.

        We'll see him in the Premier League at some point I'm sure.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I hope so he will be the new Harry Kane but I also hope he plays either for Leeds or ManCity(his dad's team)

      • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Haaland is just on another level.

        1. Mid budget coach
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Real Madrid Barca level

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      KDB by far the best captain next GW. Unlucky not to haul

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Werner should have had a brace at least

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bruno unlucky not to have one assist atm.

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Unlucky to not return at least an assist for sure. I think I will captain if I buy him, but it’s a big as also have money to buy Vardy for Brewster

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          *big if

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Him and Vardy, yeah

      5. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        And yes, Son scored. But Ederson made big error.

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      WC hasnt been great so far; went Ziyech Souchek Bruno over Son Jota Brewster.

      That said, it’s an amazing feeling to not want to sell my whole team every week. Rolling FT for what I think is the first time since week 1

    5. tsm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Utd have won 1 of their last 13 at home when level at halftime... damn you Rebecca Lowe with your depressing stats

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Love it