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Ill Martial misses out as Fernandes aims to continue unblemished away record

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) is absent from the Manchester United squad this afternoon as the Red Devils prepare to face in-form Southampton.

Kick-off at St Mary’s is at 14:00 GMT.

Speaking ahead of kick-off, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Martial’s absence:

Anthony fell ill overnight so he’s in the hotel by himself, poor lad. So that’s the reason Ant isn’t playing.

A number of ‘flagged’ United assets do make Solskjaer’s starting XI, however, namely Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Victor Lindelof (£4.9m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m).

The Norwegian has made two changes from the side that squeaked past West Bromwich Albion last weekend, with Martial one of the players to make way.

Juan Mata (£5.9m) drops to the bench, with Mason Greenwood (£7.1m) and Donny van de Beek (£6.7m) promoted to Solskjaer’s line-up.

The Dutchman is making his first ever Premier League start, having had to be content with substitute roles in the first two months of the campaign.

Paul Pogba (£7.7m) and Scott McTominay (£4.9m) miss out altogether through injury, as expected.

The team news for Southampton is much more straightforward, with Ralph Hasenhuttl naming an unchanged side.

Danny Ings (£8.3m) is not part of the Saints’ matchday squad today but his manager suggested in Friday’s pre-match press conference that he could well be available for selection against Brighton in Gameweek 11.

It’s three to one in the hosts’ favour in terms of players with double-digit FPL ownership, a reflection of how the season has been going for each side.

Alex McCarthy (£4.6m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.6m) are all in more than 10% of Fantasy squads, with Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) the only player from the Reds who can say the same.

Southampton’s defence have kept three clean sheets in a row on the south coast and haven’t been breached at St Mary’s since the 5-2 hammering by Spurs in Gameweek 2.

Fernandes, however, hasn’t blanked in any of his 10 away appearances since moving to England at the beginning of 2020.


Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Fred, Matic, van de Beek, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood.


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1,776 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I've had Martial since GW2.

    2, 1, -, -, -, 2, 2, -

    Those are his returns.

    9.0

    That's how much I paid.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wow whywould u keep him for his 3 match ban though

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Fell asleep

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Absolutely everyone here going nuts about him and his price pre season! Game is all luck mate

    3. ZLNR
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You could have benched him in gw1 so there is that silver lining

  2. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Rashford is basically Richalison but English and popular on twitter

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      And does something for poor kids

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Knighthood for Richarlison!

    3. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Richarlison is better though.

    4. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      English commentator comparing Long to Cavani...English can hype anyone

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Long is Irish...

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Oh, you mean the commentator is English

        2. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You know how its like most Korenas, Thai, Filipinos feel Chinese, it feels same for Irish Welsh English

      2. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        British* then

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Long isn't British.

          1. RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Then Queen subject!

            1. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Huh

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno taking some dreadful corners today

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeag, Wham match then off for Salah

    6. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son + Lamptey -> Mahrez + Dias?

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lamptey would be the first player in my WC. He'll cover Dias, don't worry 🙂

      2. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Mahrez will get rotated

    7. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aurier and Rodon start for Spurs, Bale on bench

    8. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Come on Matic.....that was terrible

    9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I wouldn't be surprised if Hendo efect is similar to the Mendy effect

    10. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      cavani g bruno a

    11. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno assist?

    12. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cavani!

    13. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

      Team to play Tottenham: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Werner, Abraham

      Subs: Kepa, Rudiger, Jorginho, Pulisic, Giroud, Azpilicueta, Havertz

      TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS

      Team to play Chelsea: Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Son, Bergwijn, Kane

      Subs: Hart, Sanchez, Bale, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Davies, Vinicius

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Pulisic & Havertz are back.

    14. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      CAVANI GOAL
      BRUNO ASSIST

    15. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Surely Bruno assist

    16. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno assist

    17. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno A
      Cavani G

    18. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cavani goal Bruno assist juhuuuuu

    19. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      James starting in a big game up against Son with Azpi on the bench. Finally, he's truly nailed.

      Excellent value.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cancelo to him or Mendy though

    20. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno A anyone?

    21. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Pulisic Haverts on the bench

    22. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno assist and 3 baps

    23. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What a header

    24. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno assist!

    25. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      RIP any Bruno sellers.

    26. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      CAVANIIII!!!!

      BRUNOOOOOO ASSIST

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

      Bruno gets yet another big haul away

    28. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cavan Goal Fernandez assist

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bruno assist

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Luckiest goal/assist I've ever seen FFS

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Haha. Every little counts matr

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Jealous too much?

        3. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Assist maybe. But goal? Pure masterclass by Cavani

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I lav ya bruno my captain oh captain

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Judging by your GW so far I think you needed that