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Leeds v Man Utd: Injured Raphinha misses out as Solskjaer opts for pace

There is no Raphinha (£5.4m) in the Leeds United squad as the Whites prepare to host Manchester United this afternoon.

Kick-off at Elland Road is at 14:00 BST.

The winger’s ongoing absence is not a huge surprise, with Marcelo Bielsa saying in his pre-match press conference that the Brazilian hadn’t been able to train as of Friday.

In Raphinha’s absence, Bielsa has named the same team that drew 1-1 with Liverpool in Gameweek 32.

Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) leads the line and keeps up his ever-present record in 2020/21.

As for the visitors, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made just one tweak to his starting XI.

Daniel James (£6.2m) replaces Paul Pogba (£7.6m), with the United boss opting for pace in attack.

The Welsh winger played a starring role in the reverse fixture of today’s match, scoring in a 6-2 win for the Red Devils.

Solskjaer said of his inclusion ahead of kick-off:

You have to think about this game but you also have to think about the run of games that we’re facing. And Dan did really well against Leeds at home.

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) shrugs off an ongoing foot problem to feature, with his manager adding:

We’re managing him. He’s doing loads of work in the gym but he’s not been on the pitch training with boots on, that’s the hard bit on his toe. [We] give him as much recovery as possible, trained yesterday, felt no reaction, so he’s ready.

Eric Bailly (£4.8m) returns to the United bench after recovering from COVID-19, with Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) also among the substitutes.

Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.6m) joint-highest score of the season came when these sides last met, with the Portuguese playmaker scoring two goals and assisting another en route to a 17-point haul.

He is unsurprisingly the most-owned player on show in this game, sitting in 57% of FPL squads overall and in 82.6% of the top 10,000 teams.

LINE-UPS

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente. Struijk, Alioski, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Bamford, Roberts, Costa.

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

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456 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tbos83
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ben Crellin has Wood

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I have Wood. Just wanted to say that really

      2. King Carlos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I had Wood in the morning but then I traded him for some nuts

      3. KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Who is Ben Crelin?

      4. Echoes
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Think about selling Bruno, but another thought crosses my mind instantly that all it takes is a pen for him to return. Might just hold for that reason for now. And the possibility of DGW 35.

          1. tbos83
              1 month, 21 days ago

              If he doesn't have the dgw I'm swapping for Salah that week. If...

            • Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              If there is a double gameweek for United, I can't see better captaincy option for 35.

              1. KAALI_DAAL
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  True. Vardy and Nacho will also be popular options based on form.

                  DCL differential.

              2. son of city
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  why extended your misery? end it already!!

              3. JBG
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Oh ffs OGS get Fred or Mctominay off for Pogba.

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Yes please. Painful watching the match with my Pogba punt parked on the bench

              4. Nanoelektronicar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                What did you expect from Bruno in the first 35 minutes of this game?

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  It's in the first 90 mins I expect something.

                2. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  As a non owner with all my rivals having him as captain, a brace of goals and an assist. Halfway to being able to climb out from behind the sofa

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I'm in the same boat

                3. Nanoelektronicar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  People are slating Bruno too much, it's difficult to sustain that consecutive hauling level. But he's still good option, especially with City midfield (KDB and Sterling) now non existent in the game.

              5. Pariße
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Boris Johnson-esque this tackle

              6. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Meslier good save

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Bruno off free kicks after that earlier one 😀

              7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Would take 0-0 as Bruno+Shaw owner

                1. Nanoelektronicar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Ideal for you really.

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Leeds defence is surprisingly highly owned

                    1. Nanoelektronicar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Yeah forgot about that. He wants 1:0 United win then, Bruno pen.

                2. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  As I gave AWB and Dallas a pause while on FH, this is almost guaranteed

                3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I concur as a Leeds fan but need a shaw clean sheet.

              8. Shaw must go on
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                According to four four two magazine, Cancelo is the best right defender in the world... Trent 2nd..

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Defending isn't Trent's strength. Suspect positional sense at times. Running at the opposition's winger and right back is his form of defence. More exposed if the centre backs are below Pool's usual high standards.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Opposition left..

                  2. Shaw must go on
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Agreed..just surprised they didn't nominated Trent regardless...

                2. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  From an attacking prospect probably yes, but there are many better defensively.

                3. Werner Brothers
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  In England maybe.

              9. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Dan James is so painful to watch.

              10. hueycho
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Need pogba to come on

              11. son of city
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Damn! why is Bruno such a pain in the arse ?

                • HollywoodXI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Bruno has this second half to stay in my team

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Out for who?

                    1. HollywoodXI
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Son who I sold for Greenwood this week.

                  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Same here ... he will be the makeweight to finance Kane’s return ... there is no point to Bruno anymore, he’s finished for this season.

                    1. Nanoelektronicar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Same boat. Pondering between getting Kane back directly selling Vardy, or through selling Bruno with two free transfers. I still think there is some merit in keeping Bruno.

                  3. Vertigo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Not exactly spoilt for choice.

                • Ron_Swanson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pogba on for James or Greenwood?!

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Greenwood for sure, the way my GW is going

                • Echoes
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Bringing back Bruno in GW30 due to FOMO after selling him in 27 might not have been one of my best moments this season.

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    After you, no, after you 🙁

                    1. Nanoelektronicar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      That was great pass from Greenwood, could've been an assist.

                      1. Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Dan James ruined it

                        1. Nanoelektronicar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Pogba is coming on for him I guess.

                  • mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Dan James. Premier league pace, championship brain

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Looks like a hat

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        *Hare set loose on the field

                  • son of city
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      any reason to keep Bamford and Bruno?

                      1. Nanoelektronicar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Run in for Bamford and double gameweek for Bruno.

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          + both still on pens

                      2. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        blind faith.
                        desperate hope.

                      3. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Bamford. Bruno looks tired.

                      4. Daniel Jebbison
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Bamford has great fixtures

                    • Daniel Jebbison
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Wood with 100 pts

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I'm more a grower than a shower meself...

                        1. Daniel Jebbison
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Yeah heah yeah

                    • g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Bruno miss

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Poor, should have hit the target at least

                      2. son of city
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          it's like his hobby.

                      3. aborg
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Brought in Jota last week he did f*** all, TAA this week he did f*** all and probably Greenwood too as I also took a hit this week to bring him in !

                      4. DropkickMurphys
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          United will likely score here.

                        • Daniel Jebbison
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Bruno out for a hit me thinks. Keeping Party

                        • Nanoelektronicar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Shaw and Dallas owners in dreamland

                          1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Why?

                            1. Konstaapeli
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              Points maybe.

                            2. KAALI_DAAL
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                Double cleanie

                          2. Konstaapeli
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            ML leader bought Greewood in for a hit and capped. Blank would serve me well but I just know it in my bones he will score.

                          3. KAALI_DAAL
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              Dallas and Shaw owners show yourself!!

                              1. mynameisq
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                Is everything okay with you? You've commented something other than TAA owners in tears

                              2. Konstaapeli
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                Here

                            • Old Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              This is where there will be some huge rank drops. Half the world have united players and some of them will be 6/7/8 point defenders. And then there are the Leeds defenders. (Bamford/Bruno here)

                              1. JONALDINHO
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                Bamford, Greenwood, Shaw and Struijk here. I’d happily take a 0-0

                              2. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                Starting on - 8 and yesterday's no show, barring Rudiger, with Mendy benched for Sanchez wasn't so great for my rank either. 😉

                            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              0 - 0 would be the most ideal result

                              1. Nanoelektronicar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                Not for me, -5.97 points in this game. Along with Coady 0.

                            • Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              C'mon Greenwood, keep that run going.

                            • JONALDINHO
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              I feel there will be a Bruno pen any minute now

                            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              Maguire YC