Have you got all your FPL team ready? I’m sure that even if you have, you’ll be thinking of changes to make for Gameweek 1 until the deadline at 6:30 PM BST on Friday.
With a somewhat favourable start to the season, with fixtures against Leeds United, Southampton and Wolves; Manchester United fans will be eager to include some of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s players in their fantasy teams ahead of the new season.
However, it isn’t as simple as picking the most expensive United men, with some players unlikely to start the season after returning to pre-season late. Here are three United players that could be great picks for the start of the 2021/22 campaign:
The 19-year-old winger is a nailed on starter in the frontline for the opening fixture against Leeds, and he is well-prepared to start the season like he ended the last one. Mason Greenwood had seven goal contributions in his last eight Premier League matches in 2020/21.
With a full pre-season under his belt and a goal against Everton in United’s last preparation match, Greenwood will be confident that he can impress going into this campaign. With a cost of just £7.5m and being selected by just 6.1% of FPL users, it seems a great idea to start the season with the United winger in your midfield.
After a brilliant 2020/21 with United, Luke Shaw carried on his strong performances for England throughout Euro 2020.
While he has played just one pre-season match (where he registered an assist), Shaw is a must-start for United in the opening game of the season.
With a clear attacking threat on the left-flank, added with the fact he takes set-pieces for the Reds, Shaw is a good shout to get points from his offensive output. With the addition of Raphaël Varane in the defence too, it’s likely that the left-back will be picking up some valuable clean-sheet points too.
For just £5.5m, it’s clear to see why Shaw is such a popular pick this year — with a staggering 55.3% players selecting the Englishman. While you may not gain extra points on your rivals with Shaw, you will certainly not want to miss out on the potential points he will get you.
Paul Pogba has returned from a phenomenal individual tournament at Euro 2020 with France, and it is likely that he continues to play in the advanced position which saw him have a lot of joy throughout last season.
With Marcus Rashford out of action, Pogba will likely be getting minutes in the front three, where he can get goals and assists, but also in deeper positions when needed. Yet with another dangerous attacker in Jadon Sancho joining, it’s possible that Pogba’s creativity from deeper areas are turned into assists more often.
At just £7.5m and being picked by just 3% of players, Pogba could be a player which gives you the upper hand on many other FPL players.