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

    No pen

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

    Should have been a pen, just as Villa should have had a pen.. VAR is ridiculous

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

      That was, the Villa one was most certainly not.

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    As a United fan I have no idea how that wasn't a pen. 😆

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

    Rashford amazing SoT

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

    VAR is ruining everything in this game

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

    Might aswell hand United the league the way they’re treated with var

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

    Maguire should be off, don't tell me the top 6 bias doesn't exist.

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

      Missed it. What did Maguire do?

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

        Pulled back Grant who was clean through on goal, and obviously impeded him. If Grant goes down it'd have been a red.

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

      *bottom six

  8. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lucky we have VAR,would have been penalty without

  9. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno C fail

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      And so it begins...

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

    That is 100% a penalty. VAR is an absolute joke. I don't normally comment on this kind of stuff but that is a disgrace that VAR has even been consulted there. It's not a clear and obvious error and it's a stonewall penalty.

    1. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Indeed. No clear and obvious error at all. Only thing I can think is he went down a tad dramatically. But then if u don't go down u don't get the pen

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Agreed. Everything that happened in that review seemed to contradict the rules surrounding VAR. It was not a clear and obvious error (it wasn't an error at all) and yet they told the ref to go take a look. Then the ref feels the pressure of "oh maybe the VAR lads have seen a touch on the ball that I haven't. I better just overturn this to"

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

        True definitely not clear and obvs

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It should have stood but he went down easy tbf, don’t like seeing them flop to the ground when the contact doesn’t actually cause them to go down

  11. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    King Mo, we need a screenshot where Bruno's foot made contact with Gallagher's shin now!

  12. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Man United and penalties is a fecking farce.

  13. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Can't believe I fell for the united trap again even doubled up this time with Bruno(c) and Rashford!

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

    These pen decision for ManU really draw the joy from PL games

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

    United should of backed Maureen & got rid of Pogba.
    Spurs doing alright

  16. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ref should be shot

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

      When he gets called over to look at a replay he is being pressured by VAR officials to change his decision. It's a complete joke. Once the ref has gone to the screen, it's almost certain to be overruled. What's the point of it anymore?

  17. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Really funny when these soft pens are overturned and all of a sudden people want more pens. Make up your mind folks..

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

      VAR needs to do things right

  18. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    WBA big chance missed. Saved by DDG

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

    If Bruno blanks a west brom win would be great compensation.

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

    Pen for United

  21. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Now United Peno hahahahaha

  22. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Man Utd penalty.

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    pen united

  24. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Couldn't make it up

  25. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Operation aim the cross at the arm strikes again.

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

    As a Bruno captainer I don’t even care. Absolute Farce United are

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

    Ridiculous

  28. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Why do ex players and commentators thing contact means a penalty?

  29. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Penandes finally!!

  30. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    David Coote is a w*nker