Aaron Wan-Bissaka points to his no.29 number.

Wan-Bissaka popular with Fantasy followers

Friday 09 August 2019 17:03

It's that time of year when fans are busy finalising their Fantasy Premier League teams in advance of the big kick-off.

The popular game has almost four million users and is based on the real-life performances by the players in the top flight over the course of the campaign.

Although some strategic fantasy experts may have been a little reluctant to opt for Manchester United representatives from day one, considering the Reds' tough start to the season, one member of our side is very high on the list of the most selected players.

Despite only being 17, Mason Greenwood is proving popular with Fantasy Premier League players.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is yet to play a competitive fixture for the club, but he has been selected in 36.2 per cent of the teams picked by fans for the new term's game.

The summer signing from Crystal Palace is as high as third on the overall list, only behind Liverpool pair Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah. 

After being one of the top-scoring defenders in 2018/19, it's anticipated that the right-back will again be a consistent performer for his new club.

Another of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's recruits, Harry Maguire, is in second place, with his popularity rising in the wake of his move from Leicester City being confirmed this week.

Marcus Rashford is the next most popular Red, having been overtaken by Maguire on Friday, as he has looked sharp in pre-season and will be hoping to hit the ground running against Chelsea, a team he has scored against in the past, on Sunday at Old Trafford. 

Young striker Mason Greenwood, who only has one Premier League start under his belt so far, and keeper David De Gea have also proved very popular with those taking part in the fantasy leagues.

Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford in action during last season's clash at the King Power Stadium.


1. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 36.2% of teams

2. Harry Maguire - 17.3% of teams

3. Marcus Rashford - 17.2% of teams

4. Mason Greenwood - 16.5% of teams

5. David De Gea - 11.3% of teams

Stats correct at the time of writing and will change.

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