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Martial could be out for the season as Solskjaer speaks ahead of Brighton clash

Anthony Martial‘s campaign might already be over, thanks to the knee injury he picked up while on duty for France over the March international break.

The striker’s expected absence from Sunday night’s match between Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion was confirmed upon the release of the teamsheets, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offering a grim prognosis ahead of the 19:30 BST kick-off.

The United boss said:

Unfortunately, he sprained his knee with France. It’s always when they go away on internationals… you can keep your fingers crossed and hope that they come back fit.

But losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing, especially when reports and signals are from there [France] that it wasn’t anything serious but it looks a bad one.

Alex Telles was feeling a bit ill, not COVID related, but he’s not fit enough to play.

Martial has been in underwhelming form for much of the campaign and hasn’t been on many Fantasy radars in some time but any lengthy absence would only boost Edinson Cavani‘s prospects of more Premier League starts, with the obvious caveat being the rotation risk around the UEFA Europa League ties.

The veteran Uruguayan leads the line for the Red Devils tonight and is one of two changes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made from United’s last Premier League game three weeks ago.

Daniel James is the man to make way for Cavani, with Paul Pogba replacing Scott McTominay in midfield.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood recover from injury to feature, while Bruno Fernandes will be looking to add to the four attacking returns he had registered in two previous meetings with the Seagulls.

Dean Henderson keeps his place ahead of David de Gea, with Solskjaer explaining:

We’ve got nine league games, we’ve got Europa League. With the two options I’ve got, it’s a difficult one to leave one out as both of them have done well enough to play.

Brighton are unsurprisingly unchanged from their excellent 3-0 win over Newcastle United.

Dan Burn isn’t involved in the matchday squad, with Graham Potter having previously confirmed that the left-sided defender was still struggling for fitness.


Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Cavani, Rashford.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Veltman, Gross, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck.

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434 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    You could be onto something with Martial out ... as Cavani was awful tonight.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Reply fail

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Take it this was re my greenwood question.....cheers

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Still good top post 🙂

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      If you're talking about greenwood, when he starts getting regular minutes up front he will be an absolute killer. Off the right wing and not nailed like this season then he's not worth considering

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        They have Spurs next, so there is one week time to scout him.

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    6 points for Bruno as a non-owner. I'll take it.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      5

  3. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Chose Bruno as C over Kane... its becoming a pattern again. Need to choose bettee

    Whoi is the best C for next GW, mates?

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Apparently just follow the captain poll results

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Did same

      Before this week my vice was 66pts ahead of captain for season, so that’s 74 now 🙂

  4. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bruno should be losing that BP

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Hopefully...

  5. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    When will Brunos Baps be corrected so he gets at least 2?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Shoot high man. Towers loves a Bruno bps manipulation.

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      How you know he gets 2?

  6. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Username checks out

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      This post sponsored by the FA refereeing association

  7. JBG
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Greenwood should be leading the line going forward, Cavani is soooo bad.

  8. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bruno Fernandes is CRAP!
    Can never be trusted with captaincy and this is exactly why I don't captain him often. He's so inconsistent and unpredictable sometimes.
    The only few times I've captained him, I've been burned so bad. Thanks for the red arrows Penandes!

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      6 points isn’t bad at all - what are you talking about

      1. Isco Disco
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        It's very bad if you compare it with what Kane got.
        Changed my captain from Kane to Bruno at the last minute since I didn't want to go with the crowd. Had a feeling Son will go big and kane will be quiet but that wasn't the case

        1. funnyoldgame
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          so its your decisions that are crap, not Bruno!

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      He has the most hauls in the game, nice satire.

    3. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      this is dramatic irony right?

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      He’s been awful for months now ; but he’s a points magnet because of dodgy fks and pens

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bale and souceck > Neto and jota -4?

    Or just do one of those moves for free ?

  10. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Ill take Bruno only beating KDB by 3 points, was fearing the worst and should have hauled tonight!

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      2 now!

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I've heard these names before. Used to be good fpl assets long, long time ago?

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Brighton should’ve won ; scarpering with 5 pts is daylight robbery, I’ll take em!

  11. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bruno booted out of the baps 😎

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Haha brilliant

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Is this true about rudiger? Dismissed from training for bust up with kepa?

    1. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Yes but wouldnt think anything of it unless he doesnt start Porto. Tuchel wouldn't drop one of his best defenders after that Brom performance.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Probably, Rüdiger gets in a fight every single game.

  13. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bruno 5pts. Will take that as a non owner!

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      United win and Bruno 5 pointer is a great end to the day

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Not sure how it's possible not to own Bruno.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Sold before City game for KDB with the plan to get back after Spurs game. Up 6pts so far with KDB facing Leeds next week. Wasn’t expecting Bruno to do much against City, West Ham, Brighton and Spurs

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Strange. I don't have him since I sold him.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I just checked. Barnes was injured and I wanted Jota and Son in. He was supposed to have sour fixture vs MCI.

  14. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Soucek +6 vs Lingard, Digne and DCL. Second wins right?

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Lol

      What do you think?

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I hope so as in a similar position to the DCL owner

    3. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      You will need Soucek to get one more attacking return than Lingard, difficult but not impossible

  15. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Antonio score prediction?

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      2

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Max

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      8

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      what is the point of this question? answers are non-owner predict blanks, owners predict goal

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I do the opposite tbf

    4. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      1

  16. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    I can sell only 3 of those 4: Raphinha Bale Auba Bamford
    In what order to you sell them?

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bale
      Auba
      Keep leeds as by the time you sell them their fixtures turn again

  17. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    WC team with low TV, 90 points to 50k!

    Areola | Johnstone
    Boly Shaw Phillips
    Salah KdB Son Jota Saka
    Kane DC-L
    ¦ Iheanacho Diop Amartey

    Can it be done?

  18. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Latest WC draft. Free Hit available. 0itb

    Mendy
    TAA // Rudiger // Holding
    Salah // Son // Bruno // Jota // Neto
    Kane // Nacho

    Foster // Vydra // Creswell // Shaw

    Even though I don't have a BB I still feel I need a playing bench. Rotation this week saw to that.

  19. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    (A)blankayeang next week?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      He'll be LB again.

  20. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    All this love with Nacho.. Is he even nailed with Maddison back?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Rogers would be mad to drop him given Vardy’s form.

      1. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Vardy is nailed even with a broken leg.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Of course ; so play two up, its working

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Nacho and his crisp passing.

  21. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Those playing the WC, do you have it locked in already? Or making transfers first and waiting to activate later in the week?