More than 2.5million managers handed the Portuguese the armband, making it the first time since his return to Old Trafford he had claimed the No 1 position.
Team-mate Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) took third place in the captaincy stakes and fared worse, not only blanking but also blazing a penalty over the crossbar in stoppage time to lose two points.
Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), the No 1 choice in four of the previous five Gameweeks, was a close second this time as over 2.3m managers kept faith with the Egyptian.
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The leading 100 FPL managers picked the same top two as the masses, with Michail Antonio (£7.9m) replacing Fernandes in third.
Antonio returned after completing his one-match ban and scored a 90th-minute winner at Leeds United to take his tally for the season to five goals and four assists.
After being the most-sold player last Gameweek, Antonio was the most-bought player this Gameweek.
Having been dumped by over 1.8m managers, more than 920,000 immediately got him back and were instantly rewarded.
Antonio's team-mate Said Benrahma (£6.5m) completed the top three transfers in.
The Algerian's excellent start to the campaign has lifted his price by £0.5m, the biggest increase of any player.
But he was unable to produce a goal or an assist at Elland Road.
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Injury ruled out both Patrick Bamford (£7.9m) and Richarlison (£7.4m), the two most-sold players.
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