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Fernandes faces porous Albion as the most-captained player of Gameweek 24

Over 1.5 million Fantasy Premier League managers have handed Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) the armband this afternoon, making him the most-captained player of Gameweek 24 – despite the lack of a ‘double’ for Manchester United.

‘Dead’ teams will of course account for some of that figure but, as a better gauge of active squads, Fernandes’ was the third-most-captained player of Double Gameweek 24 among the top 10k, with just under 10% of this select group making him their skipper.

The Portuguese playmaker, who was benched in the FA Cup in midweek, returns to United’s starting XI this afternoon for the trip to West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies have the division’s worst defence, having shipped 54 Premier League goals this season to date.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made two changes from the side that drew 3-3 with Everton, with Fred (£5.3m) and Anthony Martial (£8.7m) recalled.

The injured Paul Pogba (£7.6m) and the benched Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) drop out.

Sam Allardyce has also made a couple of alterations from his Gameweek 23 line-up.

On-loan Turkish midfielder Okay Yokuslu (£4.5m) gets his first start after joining the Baggies last month, with the talismanic Matheus Pereira (£5.5m) also recalled after a surprise benching last weekend.

Romain Sawyers (£4.7m) and Karlan Grant (£5.7m) make way.

Kick-off at the Hawthorns is at 14:00 GMT.


Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial, Cavani.

West Brom XI: Johnstone, Peltier, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Yokuslu, Snodgrass, Maitland-Niles, Gallagher, Pereira, Diagne.

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1,117 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    He is a special player.

  2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Shaw to Bruno . I'll take that.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Shaw looking great value at 5m

  3. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Another double digit haul for Bruno incoming

  4. Says
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bru Lee

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Dammit. Red arrow with every point as a non captainer

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    A goal at either end of the half...not much in between

  7. Pep bites Kun
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Very salty posts about ManU on here 🙂
    I reckon Cavani will score more goals by the end of season. Mark this down anoraks

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      His career record is better than 1 goal every 2 games.

      Clinical.

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      As long as he starts every game.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        That's the thing- seems to do a full 90 every 2nd game since gw15/16 - what's the deal? 😉

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 7 days ago

          Age and the pace of the league

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 7 days ago

            Bale seems to handling it well 😉 Cavani seems to enjoy his football though

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Every attacker will score more goals this season. What a silly statement.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        lol - you're silly 🙂

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

        Mitrovic?

  8. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno is obviously a brilliant player, but he's so unlikeable

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Never met him

  9. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Shaw to Bruno = points on Sunday!

  10. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno goal Shaw assist...perfick

  11. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Score update:

    WBA 1-1 Bruno Fernandes

  12. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    On the 10th anniversary of Wazza’s overhead v City.

    A fitting goal.

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      I can't believe that was 10 years ago, I'm gobsmacked.

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Player of the seasonnnnnnnn!

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Gundo again??

  14. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Everyone gangster until Bruno scores.

    Fools.

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    This would be a massive point for United in their bid to win the title

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Your not even going to get top 6 lmao

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    I dislike owning a player but can’t celebrate their goals!

  17. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    What would you do here, 2ft and £3.5mn itb:

    Martinez-(areola)
    Dallas*-stones-dias-(mee-justin)
    Salah-son-grealish-gundogan-bruno
    Ings*bamford*antonio

    *-dgw player

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Justin to Shaw?

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Absolutely Nowhere to Hide for Bruno Non Cappers now

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      What if they captained Gundogan?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        I captained Gund but still finidng hard to find a place to hide here

        1. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          I’m okay with my Gundo cap. I’ll take the Bruno points!

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Lmao! My Gundo cap laughs at your bruno cap

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        I dont have bruno cap

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

      Yeah, drowning in tears with my 38 points from Gundo.

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      What if they capped gundo and own shaw?

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Yes. Because they don't need to hide. The captained Gundo.

    6. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Nowhere near my cap gundo

  19. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 7 days ago

    108% EO for Bruno. Goal about as useful as watching paint dry.

  20. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bruninhoooo

  21. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Best player I've ever seen in this league

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      David Silva says hello

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      LOL

    3. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Fudgyyy

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Lol, no.

    5. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Have you only watched 1 game then?

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Not even the best player for his country

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Silly comparison against a GOAT

    7. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Fat Hazard > Slim Bruno

    8. elchilangles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      hyperbolic nonsense

  22. Party time
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Points for everyone

  23. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno on the way to 13.0 next season

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      14*

    2. The Invincibles
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Think him and Salah will both be 12

  24. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone who’s watching the match, how’s AWB looking? My mate needs an awb card for £650 (mental)

  25. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Every single return plummets my rank

  26. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    REF !! 🙁

  27. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    red arrow every time Bruno scores then if not captained ?

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Apparently so...

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      A very small one yes

    3. janowsc
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Always better for rank if he blanks

  28. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Only two players in this, Shaw & Bruno, that goal was cool with me 😉

  29. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    One more gw for Rash and then he is out for sure

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      yep

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Has actually played ok, frustrating

  30. Says
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    United furious that the half time whistle blew at half time

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      It was well over 2 mins already good call

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

      Good - nice to see them not get their own way for a change

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Lol