Fantasy Football player makes insane prediction on Premier League's opening weekend

Matt Lewis
Fantasy football has returned and some players are already streets ahead.
Fantasy football has returned and some players are already streets ahead.

One fantasy football player has already made possibly the most incredible prediction of the season.

The seemingly psychic armchair expert not only decided to select a forgotten star who has struggled for game-time at his club – but also made him triple captain.

Luke Shaw has been plagued by injuries and a lack of form since his big-money move to Manchester United in 2014.

He fell right down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho but was handed a spot in the first-team for Friday’s Premier League opener with Leicester City.

Shaw’s future at United looked bleak and he had never even scored a goal in senior professional football.

So, it is absolutely incredible to think the someone would put all of their eggs into one Shaw-shaped basket just one game into the new round of fixtures.

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The incredible decision to make Luke Shaw captain paid off.
The incredible decision to make Luke Shaw captain paid off.

The left-back put in a man of the match performance for the Red Devils in their 2-1 triumph at Old Trafford.

A huge 99 touches, 57 successful passes and seven instances of winning back possession in United’s defensive third made it a night to remember for the former Southampton ace.

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Shaw has come back from the brink.
Shaw has come back from the brink.

His contributions earned the plucky fantasy football hopeful a massive 33 points – and it would have been more were it not for Jamie Vardy’s late consolation strike.

The player ended up with 46 points after just one game as Paul Pogba’s penalty and David de Gea completed the impressive scoring.