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Mane, Matip and Pogba benched as Man Utd host Liverpool in Gameweek 9

In the final match of Gameweek 9, Manchester United host Liverpool in a mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford.

Kick-off is at 16:30 BST.

Manchester United make three changes from Gameweek 8, with Marcus Rashford (£9.4m), Fred (£4.9m) and Scott McTominay (£5.4m) replacing Nemanja Matic (£4.5m), Paul Pogba (£7.6m) and Jadon Sancho (£9.0m).

Bruno Fernandes (£11.8m) also starts despite heading into the game as a doubt.

For Liverpool, Sadio Mane (£11.9m) drops to the bench with Joel Matip (£5.0m).

As a result, Diogo Jota (£7.5m) starts in attack alongside Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Roberto Firmino (£8.9m), while Ibrahima Konate (£5.1m) partners Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) in defence.

Curtis Jones (£5.0m) is a substitute having missed the last two games with a groin injury, but Fabinho (£5.4m) and Thiago (£5.3m) miss out completely.


GAMEWEEK 9 LINE-UPS

Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Dalot, Lingard, Matic, Pogba, van de Beek, Cavani, Sancho

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Salah, Jota, Firmino

Subs: Adrian, Mane, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip


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  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Selling Jota was the worst decision ever 🙁

    1. SerieD
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I sold him for Foden. Not that bad. Long run makes it.

    2. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Well it really wasn’t. But sucks in hindsight.

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Made sense to do so, wouldn't beat yourself up too much

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sold him in WC8. Without hindsight, was the correct decision though

    5. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You’ll be happy next week when he comes on for a 1 week cameo.

      I’m expecting happy Chilwell owners to be burned by Alonso over the next couple of games too.

      There’s players that will score well in some weeks, but rotation risk always annoys me too much. Won’t be getting Jota back until Salah and Mane head off to ACoN.

  2. Licky
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Fergie down to the dressing room at half time, do you think?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      god knows we need it

    2. Flying Dutchman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Too late

    3. Flying Dutchman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      More importantly we need to get out of the Fergy era thoughts

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This. Bring Conte in, ask Sir Alex to please not attend.

    4. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I heard he bought a portable hairdryer.

  3. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Damn, have Kane for next week against these whipping boys, but Ole sack may revive them

  4. XabiAlonso
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Kane (C) next week then

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah he seems to be in great form

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ole might be gone by then though.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      See what City did to Brighton's insistence on passing out from the back?

      Liverpool attack is one step higher

    4. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Has Salah thought you nothing?!!!

  5. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Captaining Jesus has knocked me out of LMS I presume....

  6. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Please tell me everyone on here (c) Salah. If you didn’t wow…..just wow. I’m shocked

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Some went with Mount

      1. Spg76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Some

    2. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks Captain Hindsight.

    3. SerieD
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I guess vardy was most captained. Mo around 40%. So, there is your odds

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Vardy 😆

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Loads didn’t.

    5. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      160% EO so Salah captain will make some good grounds today

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Many did not actually

    7. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A ML rival has Salah and Mount but captained Grealish .. he's on 77 (with Salah & Ronaldo in this game)

      1. Spg76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He’s hiding behind the sofa. 45 mins to go

    8. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Luckily Lukaku got injured, otherwise wouldn’t 😉

    9. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Josh King

  7. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Not sure how Ronaldo doesn't get a red card for that kick.
    That is violent conduct.

    1. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      because he kicked the ball, it's not a red

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Correction. Because it’s Ronaldo

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You mean the first, second or third kick?

        1. F4L
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          hmm there was one main kick against the ball and then some scuffling, that shouldn't be deemed sufficient for passing the threshold of violent conduct for a red imo

      3. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        because its ronaldo. Thats a clear red for every other player

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yellow is ok, its borderline but not vuolent conduct, Fred kung fu kick is more close, maybe Keita is a bit leaning head down. If its 0-0 i would say it was red, lol

    3. gogs67
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Thought it was an obvious straight red until I saw the last angle from behind the goals. He kicked the ball, no red.

  8. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Do I take a hit to bring in TAA for Alonso?

  9. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Liverpool need Allardyce!!!

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Fail!!!! Manu need him stupid brain!!!

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Man, captain decisions may become an afterthought. Great so managers can concentrate on just managing the other 10 players.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This might be the first time I listen to myself and actually permacaptain Salah.

  11. Radzio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Any updates on Vardy?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Wasn't 100% in warm up, played but news needed.

      1. Radzio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks for an info!

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Shaw has been terrible.. worst performance ever but some blame has to go on Rashford and Greenwood who just don't know how to track back.

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Forward line doesnt know how to press, then McFred just gets bypassed with passes to the forwards, and then at this point the back 4 is so stretched there's someone open for a high danger shot

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep same thing every game, not sure how the coaching staff can't see that lol

  13. janowsc
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Phil Jones would have never let this happen

  14. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Salah hatti is basically the minimum we can expect now, probably beats Mpunts score in the end.
    TAA needs some goals also

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Glad I stuck with Salah(C) after getting Havertz. Could’ve been a shocker

    1. Hiiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same here, thought about puttting C on Havertz for a bit too, not long though. 🙂

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      And -100% red in Livefpl.

  16. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Need a support group for Jota sellers....

  17. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This is a great week :).
    Was 950,000 start of this week. Now.............307,000 and it ain't over yet!!! 🙂 :).
    About blood y time I had a decent week and some moohsehive luck going my way for once this season!!!

  18. mad_beer ✅
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Burnley are the only team to have prevented Mo Salah from scoring in a Premier League fixture so far this season.

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      didnt he hit like 2 or 3 posts that game too ?

  19. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Just need that Trent cleanie wiped please.

    1. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same! Wasn’t planning on getting him back until after Chelsea’s next 3.

  20. Hy liverpool
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    How on earth this isn't a red.
    Disgusting ref.

  21. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I’d truly love an 0-8 score line.

    Go for the kill Liverpool

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yep

  22. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    On WC and sold TAA and Jota, and move armband from Salah to Havertz.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      That must hurt !!!

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Hurt too much and watching the game as a Man Utd fan...

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ay caramba!

  23. The Invincibles
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gonna break 100 if Salah stays on for 60, very happy!

  24. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    3 away games coming up for Man Utd in the next 4 Spurs , Watford & Chelsea
    Only home game ?
    Man City
    But......very kind fixture run from g/w 17-27
    New manager bounce ?

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Very harsh on Greenwood!

  26. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Man U's performance means I'm sticking with Son (VC) even after getting Toney for Vardy

    Still not touching Salah (C)

  27. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    My nearest ML rival captained Foden. Must have been so pleased with his 36 points yesterday. We're going to beat that.

  28. stuck in a dream 🙂
      2 months, 27 days ago

      salah paying us what he owed us last season....

    • Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Fred goal is welcome

    • Del Griffith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Handy that Lolkaku got injured otherwise the armband would have been on him for his 2 points

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep just what I thought 🙂