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FPL Scout's club review: Martial and Rashford could swap

The Scout 2 Aug 2020
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, Man Utd

Man Utd pair may be reclassified in FPL next season after switching places in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's line-up

The Scout assesses the star performers from each club in the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season, and what managers should look out for as they prepare for the game to launch ahead of the 2020/21 season start on 12 September.

Manchester United

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford both enjoyed their best-ever seasons in 2019/20 FPL.

Playing up front for Man Utd, Martial scored 17 goals and supplied nine assists to claim 200 points, the eighth-highest overall total this term.

Rashford thrived in his role on the left flank, recording 17 goals and eight assists.

His average of 5.7 points per match (ppm) was second only to the 6.0ppm of Leicester City's Jamie Vardy among FPL forwards.

Man Utd's top FPL performers
Player Position Points
Martial MID 200
Rashford  FWD 177
De Gea  GKP 143
Wan-Bissaka  DEF 127
Maguire  DEF  123 

However, Martial and Rashford could now merit a change of position in FPL next season.

Although both could be regarded as forwards in their own right, it is a player's regular position within their own team that is likely to determine their classification in the game.

Rashford & Martial combinations in 19/20
Count on Bruno

The arrival of Bruno Fernandes midway through the season handed FPL managers one of the most reliable options in midfield.

The Portuguese produced attacking points in 11 of his 14 Gameweek appearances. He averaged 8.4 ppm, more than any other player in FPL.

Fernandes is Man Utd's main set-piece taker and also appears to share penalty duties with Rashford.

Those two, along with Martial, look set for price hikes in 2020/21.

More for Mason

Forward Mason Greenwood will also face a rise in cost after beginning at a mere £4.5m in his breakout campaign.

The teenager could also be reclassified as a midfielder in FPL, having started the final eight Gameweeks as a right winger.

At the back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire provide the best all-round options in a defence that claimed 13 clean sheets this season.

However, Brandon Williams could offer a cheaper alternative if he can oust Luke Shaw as the Red Devils' regular left-back.

Next: FPL Lessons: Back Magpies defence at home

See: The Scout's 2019/20 FPL club reviews

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