Analysis of the early Gameweeks will be vital for managers, as the 2016/17 FPL champion Ben Crabtree has identified.
Managers should be considering the prospects offered by the first 4-6 fixtures rather than the season as a whole for their initial squads.
A first glance at the fixture schedule reveals several sources who seem destined to provide early FPL talent when the game is launched on the week commencing 10 July.
United are one of only two sides, promoted Huddersfield Town being the other, who avoid all of last season's top six over the opening six Gameweeks.
|1||West Ham (H)|
|4||Stoke City (A)|
That early run looks set to make United's players huge draws in initial FPL squads, although specific players remain uncertain with a summer of transfer activity still to come.