Fantasy Premier League tips – we’re doing ’em one club at a time! Next up we’ve got three Manchester United players who could wind up being bargains in 2014-15, or at the very least provide some bang for your fantasy buck.
Last season was a disaster for the Red Devils under David Moyes, and if they’re to get back in amongst the top dogs then Louis van Gaal will need to find a way to make Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata work as a front three.
Could you imagine if they all started firing simultaneously? The goals, man, the goals! What’s more, with no European competition to distract them, United will be looking to unleash all over an unsuspecting Premier League.
If you’re looking to capitalise, pray silence for our Manchester United flavoured Fantasy Premier League tips…
Wayne Rooney – £10.5m
Okay, he’s hardly unknown or even cheap, but hear us out on this one.
With van Persie set to miss the start of the season, Rooney is gearing up to be van Gaal’s main man up top – he’s been showing u well in pre-season so, injuries permitting, he could be set for one of his bonanza seasons.
The last campaign may not have been a vintage one for him but he still finished as the forward with the most Fantasy points, other than Liverpool’s prolific front two that is.
Rooney has both goals and assists in him, so a similar return is the very least he can expect. And he’s £2m cheaper than RVP, freeing up valuable funds for elsewhere in your squad.
Juan Mata – £9m
See above. (Aye, not many surprises amidst our Man Utd Fantasy Premier League tips.)
Thing is, if Mata performs as he usually does then he’s cheap even at that price – he virtually guarantees goals and assists, managing 23 of the former and a whopping 41 of the latter in his two and a half seasons as a regular Premier League starter.
He’ll also be one of an increasing number of players who’ll be desperate to prove a certain J. Mourinho wrong.
Ashley Young – £5.5m
The ‘forgotten bar the diving’ man has performed well as a wing-back in van Gaal’s 3-5-2 system during pre-season – if he can cement a regular spot then his set piece expertise and blistering long-range shooting could make him one of the bargains of the season.
Or he’ll fade into back into obscurity via one or two dives. What are we, Mystic Megson?
Stay tuned for more club-specific Fantasy Premier League tips!