The Red Devil’s caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not a favorite among many fantasy premier league managers after killing their game week 26 morale before it even kicked off. This is after opting not to include January’s player of the month Marcus Rashford in the starting 11 against relegation-threatened Fulham.
The 21-year-old youngster has been in the form of his life since Ole Gunnar took charge at Manchester United earning managers 55 points since then. Rashford scored five goals in his last six games increasing his ownership to 41.9%. Almost all the managers owning Rashford in their team chose to give him the armband with the expectation that he will thrive against the struggling Fulham with the other big-name forwards with difficult fixtures.
It was demoralizing for many managers. The only hope was if Rashford came on as a substitute and scored or gave an assist to rescue the managers. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made sure that that also never happened. Manchester United was dominating the game in the first half and went for the break 2-0 up. The manager did not see the point of risking the young ace especially with France giants Paris St Germaine visiting Old Trafford on Tuesday for champions league football.
Some managers saw it coming with Manchester set to battle PSG and Liverpool this week and benched Rashford. There is also the lucky lot who chose Manchester’s city sterling as a vice-captain or organized their bench for a high scoring Rashford replacement.
However, the omission of Rashford for this game week will not decrease his ownership or trigger managers to transfer him out unless you are a rookie manager.
Rashford remains as one of the best budget forwards cost less than the less scoring teammate Romelo Lukaku who is priced at 10.7 against Rashford’s 7.8.
It’s a question whether Marcus Rashford will remain a high scoring forward more so with difficult fixtures coming up for the Red Devils. But with Manchester City having a blank game week 27, it seems that doubtful managers will transfer out the Red Devil’s striker.