Dugout Discussion

Cavani back in United XI as Solskjaer explains absence of Martial and de Gea

After drawing a blank in the goalless draw with Chelsea at the weekend, Fantasy Premier League’s leading points-scorer and most-owned player will attempt to resume normal service at Selhurst Park.

Bruno Fernandes’ (£11.6m) sub-par record against the ‘big six’ is well documented but his output against the rest of the division is exemplary, with 26 attacking returns in 19 such games this season.

The Portugal international unsurprisingly is involved from the start against Crystal Palace this evening but there are one or two eyebrow-raising selections in Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s starting XI, most notably between the posts.

David de Gea (£5.3m) isn’t involved in the visitors’ matchday squad at all as Dean Henderson (£5.2m)makes just his third start of the season.

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) is also missing, with Solskjaer explaining ahead of kick-off:

Anthony got a knock in training on Monday in his knee, not ready for this, hopefully for the weekend but we’re not sure yet.

That’s personal reasons [why de Gea isn’t involved].

Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) returns from injury to lead the line, with Eric Bailly (£4.8m) and Nemanja Matic (£4.7m) also recalled.

Making way are Daniel James (£6.2m), Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) and Scott McTominay (£4.9m).

Crystal Palace make just the one change from their goalless draw with Fulham at the weekend.

James McCarthy (£4.3m) replaces Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m) in the engine room, while Connor Wickham (£4.4m) and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.3m) returning from lengthy lay-offs on the bench.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) isn’t involved despite a recent comeback to training.


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, van Aanholt, McCarthy, Milivojevic, Ayew, Eze, Townsend, Benteke.

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Bruno, Rashford, Cavani, Greenwood

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1,303 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Disgrace.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Guaita 16 point DGW...

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Wincent

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      It was between him and Areola for me, thought "MU match is surely a 3-0 loss". How wrong was I.

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    God that was worryingly terrible

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      This is football for the rest of the season. Bar Man City's rested squad rotators.

      1. Isco Disco
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Looks like you didn’t watch Spurs last game

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Delighted with the 12 pts from Shaw tbh.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Yes. Hopefully Keane better's it

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Helps.

      I've done okay with no chip played this gw.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      I’d be fuming, should have had a lot more!

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Didn't expect a utd cleanie in either game.

    4. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Feel the same about AWB!

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Brilliantly beautiful Bruno blank, his luck could never last.

    Massive TC fail!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      2 clean sheets. Not a fail in my book.

  6. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Awful just pain

  7. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    This GW is like DGW19 all over again, Defence outscoring attacking players big time.

  8. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Man Utd without being awarded pens. If I speak i'm in big trouble...

    1. Milkman Bruno
      6 months, 25 days ago

      United have scored 53 goals in the league this season, 3 less than city who are first for goals scored. United have won 8 penalties in the league this season, 1 more than city and 2 less than Leicester. Without any penalties we would only be on two less goals than pool. Just saying.

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Lol since Klopp called out the horrific refereeing and awarding pens every week, you lot have been woeful.

  9. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Get in double Shaw Cs double bruno blank.

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    AWB Baps?!

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Aaron One Bapsaka

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Actually, two!

  11. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    For goodness sake

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Slab head 1 bap?

  13. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Shaw steal a BAP or two I beg

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Nope

    2. gogs67
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Awb might get one

  14. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Have a feeling Kane is gonna go big tomorrow. It’s about time for some Hurricane. Harry is saving it all for the DGW climax

  15. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Every defender and his dog except Shaw is getting the baps wtf

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      His name is Roy Hodgson

  16. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Literally everyone gets bps but Shaw

  17. Milkman Bruno
    6 months, 25 days ago

    This has been a tough watch

  18. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Right I feel its time to go looking for differentials. So bored of my template team just stagnating making no real impact and rank barely moving from a dismal 500k. Any suggestions?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Bruno to Ozil

    2. Kane and Ablett
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Bale

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Well done Kane TCers

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Will we get anything tomorrow?

      Not happy unless we get at least one goal.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Not won yet, many of us are on Salah, Son or DCL as TC.

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Speaking too soon

  20. Kane and Ablett
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Five players getting 2 bonus? Is that a record....

  21. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Could be 5 players getting 2 bonus

  22. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    90 minutes of my life gone forever, haha.

  23. patricktaynz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    And that my friends shows the gulf in class between 1st and the rest ... even allowing for conditions, the standard and accuracy of passing, control and movement was appalling. The points gap is well and truly reflective of the level between United and City at the moment.

  24. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    That was a grim watch.

  25. Rashers
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    3 games tonight. 3 goals.

    Riveting stuff.

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Good defending is also something that should be valued. I know we all like to see teams roll over and have their bellies tickled...

  26. Kane and Ablett
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Right then decisions made Bruno out for Bale and Dias captain this week

    1. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      You think Bale will start? Waiting to see if he plays this week.

    2. Kane and Ablett
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Yes until he breaks we could get a good month out of him

  27. trinzoo
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Bruno to KDB for free?

  28. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    5 players on for 2 baps from that game.

  29. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Biggest dgw in history my foot.

  30. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Triple captain fail... 🙁