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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. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This is probably the best version of Liverpool in the Premier League era. I just don't know if Chelsea/ManCity can stop them from winning the title...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The difference Van Dijk makes, it’s him.

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

        VVD Matip and Fabinho

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

        It’s not just him. With Matip and Konate they’d be just as good

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          His leadership and strength reverberates through the whole team.
          It’s why they struggled massively last season when he was out

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

            They didn’t struggle until Matip was out too. When they had to start playing Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams was when they struggled. Having to play midfielders out of position at the back. It ruins the whole system. I was saying this all last year but people kept saying Liverpool we’re finished

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              The moment you signed VVD they looked like potential title winners

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Its about all their players fitting the system they play. Its Klopp

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

          Curious to see how they cope during AFCON

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

      Its between City and Liverpool. Pains to say but they are a different class

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

      They won't play United every week though

    4. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Admire Klopp alot. When I look at the team there re not a lot of superstars am i right

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He asked for time and he built this team in his own way.. the rest is history. OGS in 3 seasons at Man Utd still hasn't made it clear what's his plan

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

      For me Liverpool and Man City are still a level above Chelsea, will be hard to separate them do.

    6. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I personally think the year they won the league they looked better - but, that’s not to say they’re not an excellent team now mind you

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

        I think the first XI was stronger then, now they have a second string though

    7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      AFCON in January, Salah and Mane missing 3 games minimum

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

        That’s it then. Season over

    8. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Agree, I just think the squad is a bit thin in places to last a full season.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Oo er as if that didn’t go in.
    When your luck’s in your lucks in

  3. BDA Shadow
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Oh come on Cavani, wipe that clean sheet.

    1. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      bitter?

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        It's not that serious...

  4. Gerd Mueller’s thighs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Alonso, Havertz and Firmino…..geeeez

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      My front line is Lukaku Vardy and Toney...

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

        eek

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

    Trent please get 2 bps

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Get a goal lad!

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Please no

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

    Remember from last season when people seriously posed the question "Can Jota cover Salah?"

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I seem to recall he outscored him for quite a number of consecutive weeks at one point

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

      Like 'does Walcott cover Sanchez?' from years ago.

  7. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Klopp to be nominated for Noble peace prize for showing mercy to Ole.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ole blushing

  8. 1984 TC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Kai(C) against NewCastle. Who's with me?!?!?!

    1. Viprin
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Would rather Jorginho (C)

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ohhh yes what could go wrong

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Not the ones that did Kai(C) vs Norwich...

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I did, why not again hehe

    4. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He’ll be benched IMO

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No chance

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Tuchel.. is that you?

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            It is not, Tuchel wouldn’t come to such a toxic place

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Zero chance unless Lukaku is back.

    5. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He didn't exactly light up London today. That said, I have him...

    6. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He’s definitely due hattie

    7. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Large carrot up ye bum

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

      Just captain the Egyptian king

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

    Robbo the saviour!

  10. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    come on TAA & Salah …. we want more

  11. EffPeeEll
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Luke Shaw and Trenty both 24% owned lol

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

    AWB 50m 😆

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

      Pogba cost £89.3m

    2. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Van de Beek, Sancho, Fred. They've really spent well 😉

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

    Everyone gets a yellow card!

  14. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gary Neville's desperate avoidance of criticism towards his mate Ole really hurts his credibility. It's embarrassing

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

      Neville is right.

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

      Not really. One game doesn’t matter and doubt he’ll be sacked.

      United will finish top 4, qualify last 16 and go on cup run

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yes really, considering the sheer hypocrisy of what he expected from other man utd managers and his constant changing of the goalposts to suit Ole, it's utterly embarrassing

  15. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Fully expect Salah to have a 200+ EO at some point this season.

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

      DGW

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I guess noone will be lower than 100 in the score check in few minutes...

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Many below, including me 🙂

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Try me! 80 at the minute excluding bonus.

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Plenty

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

    Any salah TC ?

  18. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Sanxhez foster
    Matip christ rudi alonso white
    Salah beny sisoko townsy raph
    Vardy jimi antonio

    Want to wc in intl. Break but no point of taking -4 or -8 in next 2 gws right?

  19. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Trent just needs 1 more BPS to equal Keita what he needs to do tho??

  20. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    AWB is a dreadful RB, United need to upgrade desperately

  21. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Come on, one more attacking return from Salah or Trent to break the hundred.

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

    100 about the average?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No

    2. fylde2022
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nah 65-80

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        62 per LiveFPL

  23. fylde2022
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Salah's crap. He's done nowt, this 2nd half.

    Contemplating on Salah out, for Mount.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Low quality bait.

      1. fylde2022
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        It wasn't "bait." It was "tongue in cheek."

        "Bait" aims to achieve a bite. Who the heck is going to bite that, after a Salah hattrick? 😉

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah I wasn't being altogether serious myself mate.

  24. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Mount in for:

    A. Benrahma
    B. Raphina

    I'm thinking a as hope raph will be back for Norwich, although annoying how he keeps getting injured..

  25. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    123(-4) points as things stand. Can't complain 🙂

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

      What could have been 🙁

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I just know next week James, Mount and Foden will be benched and Azpi and Chilwell will hit double digits.

        Everything will be undone.

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

      Blimey

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      decent

  26. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Those who knee jerked sold Kane or Son after the terrible performance earlier will regret it with this horror show of a Man Utd defence up next

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

      Son hatrick comings..

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      So glad to have Son

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

      or Ole will set up shop and go for a draw against Spurs

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

      the Spurs game could be another mauling, its exact kind of fixture Spurs need to get them back on track

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

    Please Salah, one more.
    TAA assist preferably.

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

      Yes please

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    UTD absolute trash.

  29. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    H2H opponent has Digne, AWB and Pogba. Three negative points totals.

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

      funny how United fans who captained salah are celebrating with me on this....

      1. Crouching Tiger
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        We are closer to Ole out than ever before, I think.