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Rashford benched as Solskjaer makes six changes to the United XI

Gameweek 26 kicks off at 12:30 GMT as Fulham entertain Manchester United at Craven Cottage.

The headline team news concerns the benching of Marcus Rashford, who fails to start a Manchester United league match for the first time since Gameweek 13.

Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata are recalled up front as Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard make way, while Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot replace Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Ashley Young at the back.

The United boss said of his team selection:

There’s a couple of niggles. Rashy got a dead leg against Leicester that he struggled with all week so we don’t want to risk him. Victor’s out, there’s not really a concern, I think he’ll be OK for Tuesday.

The visitors are still unbeaten under Solskjaer and have won all four of their away Premier League fixtures since the Norwegian took charge, keeping clean sheets in each of their last three matches on the road.

Despite their excellent defensive record on their travels since Solskjaer took the reigns, only two clubs have allowed more shots on target than United in their last four away days.

Pogba has only blanked in one of eight Premier League matches under the interim head coach.

Rashford had scored in every away league fixture since Solskjaer took over coming into this weekend.

Claudio Ranieri has made two changes to his side and has switched from a wing-back system to a back four.

Andre Schurrle and Luciano Vietto replace Cyrus Christie and Tom Cairney  in the hosts’ starting XI.

Ranieri had appeared to steady the ship at Fulham after his appointment but the Cottagers have conceded more goals and big chances in 2019 than any other side in the division.

The Cottagers are the only Premier League club without a clean sheet his calendar year.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rico, Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream, Bryan, Seri, Chambers, Schürrle, Babel, Vietto, Mitrovic.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Martial.

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  1. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Rashy out

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      mmm, bacon.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I thought horses are generally scared of pigs?

  2. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 7 days ago

      After seeing evertons lineup and formation... Happy to see Rich off the bench. Shame though as Rash would've most likely hauled today

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Aubame-ferkkkk

      Only Jimenez playing striker for me this week! Yeesh. Salah(c) better deliver

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        None for me.

    • The Red Devil
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No rashford, well done to those who had VC on Pogba

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I do, but Salah c 🙂

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Salah Hatty would be great tonight now ,,,

    • Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kamara to:
      A - Jimenez (bou) -4
      B - Rondon (HUD) -4
      C - Reid (WAT)

    • Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Low testosterone casuals win again. No cameo for Rashford 🙁

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Puncheon(ARS) coming on for Rashford. Amazing fixture, may have got lucky here 🙂

    • SirStevieG
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No Rashford. So much for needing those few minutes for match fitness.

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      28 from 2. Digne on for Rash. I'll take that.

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That’s 26 pts then

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Lol. See my comment on your post below 😆

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          😆

        3. Best_07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Lmao

    • Regin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Feel like a real idiot doing Aguero to auba for a hit on Wednesday night. Was thinking of gw 27 blank and an easy game vs Huddersfield. Punished for early transfer.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah, I did it for free, I feel pretty stupid, not as stupid as you though obviously.

    • shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Auba incoming next week for 11.1

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rashford dropped and Liverpool up next.

      Sell, sell, sell!!

      1. Amey
          1 month, 7 days ago

          😀

        • the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Rested

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cmon Moutinho + Digne coming off my bench repay me over the next few days!

      3. Amey
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I'm down to 10 this gw.
          Who else is annoyed for not doing the hockey cokey of auba-kun 🙁
          Disgusting.

          1. Kabayan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Joined your party haha

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hojberg - my major differential this week. 😉

          Good grief.

        • Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Gonna be needing all three of my bench players this week. Fraser, WanB and Luiz.

          1. Monya Meow Meow
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Strong bench that one

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I wonder what the Salah EO is with Auba (C) / Salah (VC) factored in?

            1. Amey
                1 month, 7 days ago

                200% ??
                😀

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Probably not much of an issue for Pogba (C) - ers

            2. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Who is coming in for you since Rashford no show?

              Laporte here, nailed on for 15 pointer 😎

              1. MTPockets
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                awb

              2. Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Digne for another -2.

              3. Nabs Kebabs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                king

              4. Alfa romeu
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Gendouzu!

              5. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Bednarek

              6. ZimZalabim
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                snoddy

              7. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Taa(peltier). Looks like a taa cameo most likely or peltier who might get maybe 1 to 2 pts loll

              8. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Siggi

                • elchilangles
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    moutinho & Duffy coming on for rashford and Auba!

                  • shirtless
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Digne. Nailed on for a red card.

                • Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Redmond and Deeney the differentials in my team who need to step up! C'mon, boys, grow some Cojones!

                • GianniBanani
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Bednarek vs cardiff home can be nice differential from bench

                • FDMS All Starz
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Rashford would’ve scored here, Fulham gave up a long time ago

                • Life is a Fantasy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Score prediction for laporte? My Auba replacement, hoping for a haul.

                  1. _sidney_will
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    6 points I reckon

                • Adam West - Team Serbia for…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Where is Garfield ? . One mans struggle to get two points off his bench

                • QUEN
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Cardiff fans

                    Is camarasa on the bench just because they trying to ease him back in after knock?

                    He usually starts no?

                  • Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Cant wait for Shane Long hatty off the bench

                  • BigBillyBass
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Aubameflop must have quite the bug

                      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Nope, Emery said he will be fine.

                        1. BigBillyBass
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            For BATE Borisov?

                      2. Rash
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Digne and puncheon coming in for rash auba.. great

                      3. Jᴀʀᴠish
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        At least people have autosubs this week - lucky it isn't next week!

                      4. Old Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        I din't realise that Pogba had scored a second - what a nice chap!

                      5. Coldplay
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Am I the only one with Auba C and Rashy VC?

                        1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            What’s that coming over the hill? It’s a red arrow, red aaarrroowww

                            1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              Do you live near RAF Scampton?

                              1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Haha yep, for the joke let’s say yeah