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Man Utd v Wolves team news: Jones starts, Fernandes and Dalot subs

Double Gameweek 21 takes a bit of a breather after tonight’s match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, which kicks off at 17:30 GMT.

This is the 25th Premier League game in the space of eight days but we’ll have none in the next week as the domestic cups take centre stage.

This is plenty of Fantasy interest in this seventh fixture of Gameweek 21, particularly when it comes to the hosts.

David de Gea is the most-owned goalkeeper among the top 10,000 FPL managers, with Cristiano Ronaldo sitting in just under a third of these leading bosses and indeed in FPL teams overall.

The veteran Portuguese is the second most-captained player of Gameweek 21 (999,060 managers have handed him the armband), although that accolade has to be taken with a pinch of salt given the number of drifting Fantasy ghost ships now littering the overall ranks.

Both players start this evening in a Manchester United side showing two changes from the team that beat Burnley.

The alterations come at centre-half, with the injured Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire replaced by Raphael Varane and Phil Jones; the latter is starting his first United game in almost two years.

Victor Lindelof misses out once again because of coronavirus.

“Victor was still positive. Harry received a knock on his chest or whatever in the game against Burnley so we thought he would be good again for tonight but yesterday he was just trying, it was impossible, he even had too much pain when he was just standing or sitting.” – Ralf Rangnick

Bruno Fernandes is back from suspension but only among the substitutes, while Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford are benched for the second successive Gameweek.

Wolves haven’t been in action for over two weeks and there are two changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Chelsea, with Francisco Trincao and Nelson Semedo coming in for Leander Dendoncker and Ki-Jana Hoever.

Adama Traore is, once again, on the bench for the visitors, as is the fit-again Rayan Ait-Nouri.

Romain Saiss will depart for the Africa Cup of Nations after tonight’s game.

GAMEWEEK 21 LINE-UPS

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Jones, Shaw, McTominay, Matic, Greenwood, Sancho, Cavani, Ronaldo.

Subs: Rashford, Lingard, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Dalot, Henderson, Alex Telles, van de Beek, Elanga.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal, Trincao, Jimenez, Podence.

Subs: Hoever, Ait Nouri, Bruno Jordao, Silva, Ruddy, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle, Bueno.


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896 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Man United had some great individuals over the years, but they’ve never replaced their most important, Howard Webb …

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He’s here all week, folks!

      1. PartyTime
          4 months, 14 days ago

          This

      2. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Baldy badly missed

    2. DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Joao Moutinho is still good enough to play for a top 4 club. Class act.

    3. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Bavies and Jota coming in for Foden and Watkins. Bench jam at last!

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        They aren’t coming in…yet

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I know, I have to wait till next Wednesday night to get their points!

    4. gonzalocampos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Put Ronaldo in a West Ham shirt = top scorer. United wing backs does not put one ball into the box.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Ronaldo is the worst move United have made in years ; and there's a very long list. They're trying to play 1980's football because of him.

        1. Redalert
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          What crap. Juve didn't play 1980 style football with Ronaldo. As pointed out service has been abysmal and no appetit or desire to win.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Sky Sports need to have a Zoom call with Roy Keane ready to go after every United defeat.

      Pay him whatever the amount so he's always on call.

      1. Bounce
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        You have 131 pages of comments on the last 30 days.

        15 comments per page.

        1,965 comments in total.

        65.5 comments per day.

        Pathetic.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          😆 and you wasted your time gathering that information!

          1. Bounce
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            2 minutes?

            1. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              You must be on here a lot to have had the need to check that information!

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Single-handedly keeping the forum moving along. Although I imagine he's using both.

          And his quality rating?

        3. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          What a numpty.

    6. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Are there likely to be double gwks coming week?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Should have a few extra games in GW22 in 9 days time.

      3. redsallstars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yep. Prob announced after fa cup matches incase any needs rearranging due to covid

    7. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      What a day. Phil Jones looked better than Varane.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        You cannot legitimately put Maguire back in this team while Jones is fit.

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I know this is probably a joke but I actually agree 😆 hate maguire so much

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Wasn't a joke at all. Far better player.

    8. Valdez
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      What are we doing with Ronaldo guys?

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        What are YOU doing?

      2. ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Rangnick to the board

      3. OLD Rafiki
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        SELL!!!!

      4. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Send him back and get Haaland to get the potential out of Sancho

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Haaland? Anyone else you want? Maybe Mbappe too?

          Glazers out!!

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I think Sancho must be back in that farmers league to be back in the goals and assists have you seen Bundesliga defenders defend?

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

        Might be stuck with him for the double if I want to avoid too many hits

      6. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Asking myself the same thing...forwards are a bluddy joke. Dennis top scorer tells you everything lol.

    9. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ronaldo probably just wasted his career by joining the already doomed United

      1. Monty the Magpie
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Not if he fancies management.

      2. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Worst thing is he manoeuvred the move through pretending to sign for Man City.

        Best thing is hes come in an absolutely destroyed Uniteds progress.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        United just put any chance of improvement back two years by signing Ronaldo.

    10. Naby K8a
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Just remembered Man Utd spent 50 million on Wan Bissaka ahaha

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        He used to be really good though

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          He was good in a team that got dominated most weeks under Roy. In a team that needs to attack & dominate possession he's useless.

          He can tackle & slide tackle, clueless defensive awareness and genuinely can't kick a football.

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        He used to be the best defensive RB. He's always been horrible in attack. Dunno how he's regressed in both areas.

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Good at 1 single aspect of defending- one on one defending. Tracking runners, dealing with crosses, marking a man who doesn't have a ball= useless as he is on the ball

      3. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        And Fred, and Maguire

      4. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        80m Maguire
        50m Fred

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Oh dear.

          That is not good at all.

    11. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Why everyone here is blaming the manager? These players are just bunch pansies, keep eating managers

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        These players have played better for United. Need to stop blaming anyone. See what's going wrong and try to improve it slowly.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        It's a good point. Attitude is key. Only the coach/manager can instil attitude. What's the solution?

    12. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Is Marçal nailed?

    13. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Jota essential?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yes.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Although Liverpools whole attack should be weaker without Salah & Mane, might be a decent idea to dodge but I think the risk is too big.

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            I disagree. Liverpool will massively struggle without Salah imo

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              The chances will still come from Trent.& Robbo but I do agree overall.

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No player Is essential after Salah has gone for a while

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I agree. But finding the best players is like rolling dice. You get Gray and Gordon and even Allan get more points. You have Salah vs leaky Lei, he ens up with zero points, you sell him before Che, he scores. You get game time risk DCL, he plays 90 but misses pen. DdG gets 3 saves in 25 mins, but the 6th shot goes in. And so on.

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            It’s FPL

          2. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            haha so true man.

    14. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      my last 3 point bonus from a forward was wilson gw15 ,at least there is 8 days off from this utter mess of a season now ,really sick of it...

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Got 1 bap from Dennis last week, but I know what you mean.

    15. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      The most strange thing in fpl is that even though it feels like nothing is going my way, pretty much all others have similar or even bigger issues.

    16. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Look at Ragnick’s post game interview; he knew they were overloaded in midfield, he knew they couldn’t cover them out wide…

      Why the hell don’t you change the formation???

      1. redsallstars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Cause he’s just another clown. Worst than ole. Plays with no width. Sancho rashford etc and plays with no wingers

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Not his fsult that Ronaldo stands still whenever United are out of possesion, Sancho runs like a clown in defense. He made a tactical switch which worked partly, but there is just so much you can do from the bench.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I disagree. If a player doesn't bother to play, you bench him. Tuchel dropped Lukaku totally for example.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        He did. He seems handcuffed by Ronaldo.

    17. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Such a shame ManU losing.

    18. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Poor show by sky not having Laura Woods hosting the darts final!

    19. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      50pts so far. How are others travelling?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        39, 6 to go. Disappointment after disappointment. Gray, Cancelo, DCL, Keane...

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          DdG today...

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            6 to go ok. Only 3 for me.

    20. Mancini
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ole ole ole. Ole is that you in a mission impossible type mask as ralf ! The attacking quartet didnt have much penetration

    21. Randaxus
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Two Wolves defenders I am a genius 😀

    22. Randaxus
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I have Coady 6 points and Kilman sub for Foden for 7 points 😀

    23. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone planning BB - what combo of GKs are you thinking?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I have DdG and Sanchez now.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          DdG / Sanchez
          TAA, Cancelo, Reguilon, Keane, Cash
          Son, Jota, Bowen, Maddison, Gray
          Kane, DCL, Antonio

          Depends on dgw:s and cvid situation whether I will BB or not. Yet long term planning for BB usually costs points before and after, so would be happy to be done with it. The fact that this my WC team doesn't make using it on later dgw any easier (only one FH left).

      2. Assisting the assister
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yep good shout I think

      3. Assisting the assister
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Probably do Dalot to guaranteed starter then gets it done and out the way

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Your team isn't linked, can't comment it. Cancelo is a season keeper for me, I have no other MCi players, so everything depends basivally now on how dgw:s are going to be. I have also attacking benching headache, so this might be good dgw for BB.

    24. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Smith has gone off boil. Cant find the trebles that he was smashing earlier. Wright back in it!