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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. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    People seem to forget WC’s are for more than a single GW. City triple up is going to do the business against BUR FUL WBA NEW at the Etihad

    1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I havent seen 1 instance where City are scoring this season ..

      Not Even KDB points coming also.

      Until someone from KDB , Aguero or even Sterling scores more than 1 goal in a single gameweek at that period , we can consider it .

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        So you missed the 2 big chances KDB created against Spurs and the goal that Jesus denied him by getting in the road of a goal bound shot?

        1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          It doesnt matter until point comes ..

          You can say whatever like hitting post and all ... but if point doesnt come whats the use.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ahh ok so you’re a retrospective manager? I try to find points before they occur..

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The night is long and full of terrors

      1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Game Of Thrones ...

        Such a shame that last season was sht....

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Last few episodes more so, the build up was fine, the end product was shite 😉

          1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Any series you can recommend which are in top tier .. already watched Breaking Bad

    3. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      City have shown nothing to say a triple up is worthwhile. Not even 1 attacker is worth it till they sort their issues out. Good luck buying them

  2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Tammy Abraham has more goals in the prem this season (3) than rashford and martial combined (2)

  3. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is Mitchell getting back in the Palace team?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It’s possible but not likely. He or PVA may play RB

  4. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sacked in the morning?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No manager could win with that squad

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ridiculous statement

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Says you..

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ole isn't a good manager. Squad is lot better than most.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Not saying he’s good, but their squad isn’t even top 5 in the prem

  5. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I heard if you type “Bruno C Fail” enough times then he scores

    1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Should have worked with Sterling xD

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bruno C fail
      Bruno C fail
      Bruno C fail

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ouch, small "F", doesn't help 🙁

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It guarantees it if you own him.

  6. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pen for WBA

  7. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I’ll say this, United miss the crowd more than most teams

  8. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wba penalty

  9. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Penalty

  10. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What to do with sterling?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Asking myself the same. Think I'll keep , hope he starts next GW

  11. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I like how Bruno protests so much after all the weak pen decisions he profits from

  12. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno makes the penalty. Who else 🙂

  13. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno lucky to be still on the pitch. 😛

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Let's go West Brom!

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pen

  16. Sco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why are they sending him to go and check that? He missed the ball and kicked his shin.

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Didn't really miss the ball

  17. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno tripping man down and now pay check from ogs to referee and no pen

  18. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    United should count themselves lucky that's a pen, instead of a Maguire red.

  19. Sco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    WTF?

  20. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How can you miss that WTF ?????

  21. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What an awful decision.

  22. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Clear pen. United and Var boggles my mind.

  23. Railwayman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    no pen

  24. Sco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    This is the same clown ref that thought Pickford's challenge on VVD was fine and Mane was offside. Insane.

  25. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hahahaha.... No pen 😆

    Blind as bats today these refs!!

  26. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Next week getting Sterling instead of kdb is madness?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      My thinking too.

    2. Dosh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Probaba doing the same. It's now or never

    3. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      what makes y'all confident of sterling? I sold him for a hit this week (which has not worked out), but I don't think I'm missing out on him.

  27. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Terrible ref

  28. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wow, now check the Maguire red? This is a joke

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno controls the fate of all penalties.

  30. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    lol - just know if it was down the other end he wouldn't of even looked at the screen.