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GW3 Ones to watch: Marcus Rashford

The Scout 23 Aug 2019
Marcus Rashford, Man Utd

Man Utd star is the second most-popular FPL forward and The Scout backs him to reward his new owners at home to Crystal Palace

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £8.7m

The Manchester United forward's strong start to the season has caught the eye of FPL managers.

Rashford scored two goals at home to Chelsea in Gameweek 1 and followed up with an assist in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

That has earned him a total of 19 points, second only to the 24 of Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) among FPL forwards.

As a result, more than 238,000 managers have transferred him in ahead of Friday's 19:00 BST deadline for a home encounter with Crystal Palace.

New owners

That influx of new owners has driven Rashford's ownership up to 27.1 per cent.

Only Harry Kane (£11.0m), with an ownership of 31.9 per cent, is proving more popular in FPL front lines.

Rashford's strong opening to 2019/20 continues his improvement under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He scored seven of his 10 goals after the Norwegian was appointed manager in Gameweek 18 last season.

And his underlying statistics show why.

Rashford recorded 66 shots from Gameweek 18 onwards, a total that ranked third overall in FPL.

Struggling opponents

Palace travel to Old Trafford having struggled in their first two matches.

Roy Hodgson's men have picked up only one point out of a possible six, which includes a 1-0 loss at promoted Sheffield United last weekend.

Rashford looks set to profit from his opponents this weekend and reward his growing band of owners with another FPL points haul.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW3 Ones to watch: Sadio Mane
Part 2: GW3 Ones to watch: Gerard Deulofeu
Part 3: GW3 Ones to watch: Son Heung-min
Part 4: GW3 Ones to watch: Raul Jimenez

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