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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Come on Bruno!!

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Get a straight red card!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I just want points regardless

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

    offski side surely

  3. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Offside and no foul for me

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Of course VAR guy can’t just tell the ref that...

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    It’s offside

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

    Why isnt he being given as offside

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Offside

  7. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Why are they ignoring the offside?

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Not looking at offside??

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Offside

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

    Sterling TC is looking worse and worse with every game haha

    Bruno away from home. Easy 15 pointer

  11. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Offside before penalty?!?!

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Don't even think they looked at it

  12. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Pen not given

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

    LOOOOL Var is a joke

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

    United fan, but it looks like both offside and not enough contact to bring him down

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Incompetence clear to be seen

    Didn’t look at the offside

  16. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    No pen but looked offside anyway

  17. janowsc
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Offside and a dive

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      This

  18. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Salah’s pen was softer

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Yellow for Maguire then

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    right decision

  21. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    This is the problem with VAR. When you have incompetent morons using the technology, it will never be perfect. He's about a yard offside and they've not bothered their arse to even check it 😆

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No offside check

      Clear dive

      No yellow for maguire

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

        Can't wait to kick him out of mu team

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

          *my

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

    That's not a foul 😮

    That's not an offside 😮

    Both wrong decisions!

  23. tuturututu
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Every fcking possible penalty takes 5 minutes of play

      1. Tango74
          4 months, 7 days ago

          But I rather have correct decision

      2. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Wow these refs are fckn paid by United

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Oh shut up

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Clearly not

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Should have paid half upfront and half after he gives it

        4. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Tiresome nonsense.

        5. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Because he made you wait a little longer?

        6. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Pen was given deluded clown

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Get Martial off for Greenwood

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Done

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

        Never a penalty, good decision

      5. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Martial off for gw

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

          Finally

      6. Dele
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Grealish > Raphinia this week?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I am debating this too. It’s either that or Antonio to Ings.

          1. Tango74
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Good idea , ings has triple DGW and on penalties

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I wouldn't

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Is it worth navigating without WC ?

          Could do Coufal Stephens to Dallas Bamford -4 for 25, maybe TC Bamford. Another -4 to get Kane, as Spurs cover, and some DGW def for 26.

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

            Jack stephens? You can't trade defender with forward

          2. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I'm looking to try and avoid using WC. All comes down to whether I want to BB in 26. If I do, I'll probably have to WC this week but it feels a waste.

            I hate the BB chip!

        3. PP6
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          🙁

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I want you sold to Rennes

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            You can have no complaints.

            Although, actually, you spent most of this game complaining about one thing or the other.