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What to do with Man United assets?

What to do with Man United assets in Fantasy Premier League is something on the mind of most managers as we head into the next period. With the help of the fixture ticker, potential doubles and replacements, we can see if it is worth holding or selling our Man United players.

Fixtures have changed and with changes some teams and players will become more or less appealing through that period of matches. Looking at what to do with Man United assets could be key for long term planning.

Schedule fixtures

As we can see, Man United sit second from bottom of the ticker. They face Leicester in Gameweek 24, then have a blank Gameweek and then play Liverpool in Gameweek 26 and also have fixtures against Brighton and Newcastle in the next six games.

Man United defence

In the their last six matches Man United have kept just one clean sheet whilst also conceding two or more goals in two of those games. In the same period the Reds also rank the second worst for shots in the box conceded (68), the joint fifth worst for shots on target conceded (29) and the worst for attempts from set plays conceded.

This could indicate that their defensive assets may not be worth holding onto, especially when considering their fixtures.

Luke Shaw/other Man United defender replacements

  • Arsenal sit top of the fixture ticker with a double Gameweek ahead. Many could back their most dangerous defender in terms of expected goal involvement over the last last games, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.1m).
  • Some could even look to downgrade Luke Shaw to (£5.3m) to the likes of Wolves defender Craig Dawson (£4.8m) or Everton defender James Tarkowski (£4.2m). Both players have good aerial threat and face double Gameweeks.
  • Many may even be considering upgrading Shaw with premium defenders like Chelsea full-back Reece James (£5.8m) who has great fixtures long term.
  • Those with plenty of money in the bank could even stretch to Liverpool defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) or Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) as they have a double Gameweek ahead.

Man United attack

Man United are in very good scoring form. The Reds have not failed to score in any of their last six matches. In addition, Man United have also netted an impressive two or more goals in five of their last six games.

In that same period they also rank the second best for goals scored (15), joint second for goals scored inside the box (four), second for attempts on goal (112) and first for shots on target (39). This could indicate it may be worth holding onto a Man United attacker for their tough run of fixtures. However it could depend on their price-tag.

Keep or sell Bruno Fernandes?

Bruno Fernandes is in good form. The midfielder has bagged four returns in his last six games. In the same period he ranks fourth amongst all players in the league for non penalty expected goal involvement. Although he is posting some great stats his £9.9m price-tag could be limiting when looking to bring in more expensive options who have more and easier fixtures like Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.6m).

Conclusion: If you have both the flexibility to bench him in Gameweek 25 and the money to invest in Liverpool assets for their double Gameweek then keep. However if that is not the case, then Fernandes can be sold to allow that.

Keep or sell Marcus Rashford?

Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) has been one of the most in-form players in the league as of late. The winger has notched up five return in his last six matches. In addition in the same period he also ranks second amongst all players in the league for non penalty expected goal involvement (4.78).

Conclusion: Keep. It could be extremely beneficial to hold Rashford. His form combined with his over welcoming price-tag means he is an easy hold even for the tough fixtures ahead.

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