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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. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    0 - 3 FT

  2. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone else not have Auba and Rashford and living the dream right now?

    1. Son is Rising
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No because if I didn't have Rashford my rank would be sh*t 😉

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Doing just fine without him

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Be doing even better if you had Rashford.

    2. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you haven't had rashford I'd say it's been more of a nightmare up to now

    3. seewhyaxe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      lol

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    In 14 Premier League appearances under Jose Mourinho this season, Paul Pogba had 3 goals and 3 assists.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lucky for OGS that Pogba was due then.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Maybe Pogba deliberately gave 30% effort under Jose

    2. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Was he trying ? . Couldn't you argue just as easily that Pogba put himself and his feud with Mourinho over the club ?

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not sure tbh.Pogba and martial literally saved his job vs Newcastle and chelsea

    3. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AS a Manchester United fa, it has been very strange watching him on YouTube, for Juventus. Something did not ad up.

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Same AS Hazard, when he wanted Mou and Conte out.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bs hazard never wanted conte out and mou had problem with almost every player and hazard was injured that season too albeit didn't perform well

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Well he is used like Alli for spurs but under mou was deep

    5. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      How could he get in scoring positions when Mourinho slags him off and benches him whenever he dared set foot in the opposition third?

    6. Offside Trapattoni
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Like Ole himself has said, when you have very talented players the best approach is simply letting them express themselves on the pitch and the results usually follow..

      Mou was simply the wrong manager for the club and particularly a player like Pobga.

  4. AuFeld
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Second time this season I'm going to have to go through my whole bench (excluding GK). AWB, Fraser, and Pereira are going to come on for Auba, Rash, and TAA. Could be worse. Thank god I don't own any MCI players with Pep roulette.

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      TAA still might come on

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It would be his first time coming off the bench if he does.

        1. Les Bleus
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          There’s a first time for everything 😉

  5. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Just back from a long dog walk. Loving the Pogba brace.

    Dingles first sub for Rashford might be lovely given he'll be primary outlet.

    Hope he does this again: https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1094189165154107394

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Right, they've had their fun, its getting a bit ridiculous now.

    Can Jose come back?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 9 days ago

      😀

  7. Offside Trapattoni
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is West Ham playing Week 31?

      1. Offside Trapattoni
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Grazie!

    1. FPL Opinion
      1 month, 9 days ago

      H v HUD

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bottomed
    Is this worth a -4 hit?

    A) Start TAA, bench Richa (free)

    B) Richarlison & Kamara—> Puncheon & Auba (start Auba, bench TAA) (-4)

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Play taa tbh .But B is worth but don't bench imo

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      worth it if captaining Auba

  9. FPL Opinion
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Just noticed Mr Hamer plays today. Hello mate.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ooooh. That might mean I can save a hit for Ederson...

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lossl out through illness, so may only be a one-time thing. Would love it if he plays well today and nails a spot, but can't see it!

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Still got him too, pretty useless but could help in blanks.

  10. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    DDG yellow moved me up 11 places. Every little counts 😀

    1. TheDragon
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’m up 3 places!

  11. El Lobito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pogba captain and thought Rashford would be benched so kicked him out for Lacazette. So far so good after weeks of rank drops!

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nice. I hope you have a big couch because Salah’s EO is insanely high.

      1. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Well Pogba just got 32 points so I'm not that arsed.

        1. Les Bleus
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yep great score. But every Salah point is 2 points for the majority of players.

      2. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What is EO? Ownership %?

        1. Les Bleus
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ownership taking into account captaincy.

        2. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Effective ownership?

  12. Alfa romeu
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Finaly i can look at my points! Dont like looking at CS points that can get taken away

  13. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ha, kids still doing the "Can I have your shirt please" signs. It really works.
    But still, very nice Pogba.

  14. GreenShark1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Absolute mare, early transfers due to price changes kill me for the 3rd week running...when will i learn?!!

    Moved Sane & Firmino > Denis Suarez as a punt(benched) and Auba (sick and not even on bench) rather than my other choice of bringing in Pogba & Lacazette...doh!! No Rashford show and Camarasa benched to rub it in...dead in the water gameweek already by the looks?!!

    1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Now is end of season. Avoid early transfers unless it is absolutely must i.e. you can't afford the moves after the price changes

    2. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I hope you’ve learned your lesson though.

      1. GreenShark1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lesson now learned, lost a hatful of points this last few weeks by trying to be clever and jumping the gun!! Now praying for a Camarasa show at some point and Bennett & Bednarek cleanies to salvage something!!

    3. Alfa romeu
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why get rid of firm with bournmouth at home

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Because Firm is pants! He was awful Vs WHU plus I swapped for Laca

        1. GreenShark1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          This^...and i really wanted Auba as thought he would destroy Hudds...erm no?!!

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      IMO you have to ignore the price changes at this stage
      Bringing in a player who doesn't play is far more damaging than losing out on 0.1m to your TV

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Forget Price changes this late in the season

  15. Daniel - juuuhuuu
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Auba not even on the bench. Emeri said he is fine on the press conference. Don't get it. Was he lying?

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Did he really say he was fine?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He didn't though.

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      hate liars 🙁

    4. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nope he just didnt say that.

      1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He said that he was I'll the day before and now trained. Clearly was lying

        1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          *ill

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No.

          He trained on Wed.

          The presser was on Thursday and Emery said Auba was ill and didn't train today.

        3. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No he didn't.

          He said he trained yesterday (meaning Wednesday). Was ill today (meaning Thursday) and had not trained.

          He then went on to say he 'thinks' Auba will be okay for Saturday.

          He did not say he 'knows' Auba will be okay for Saturday. He was giving his best estimate.

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            This

        4. Wild Rover
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He said he hoped he would be ok

    5. Goodish
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he lie? No need to give the opposition more info than you need to.

  16. Alfa romeu
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I need a cute kid to take to games with a 'can i have your shirt' sign

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just pop down to a playground, its what I do.

      1. Les Bleus
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Should probably bring candy too

        1. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Kids love horses, no need for candy

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Wait what

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

          Well how do you pick up cute kids?

      3. Son is Rising
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        😆

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Perv

  17. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who would u prefer ATM.Taa to come on for 1 pt or peltier

    1. Vinyl78LP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      TAA staying on bench gives me a Fernandinho autosub - dont know which is worse.

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Peltier no doubt

  18. Malcom in the Middle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Shaw first sub for Rashford. Starting to put Sane TC last week behind me.

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Am still at the beginning of the grief cycle with sane

  19. Niho992
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Laca on penalties. Wonderful.

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This!

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Don't think Hamer has ever let in a pen in the Prem.

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        😀

      2. Niho992
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Omg i didnnt even saw Hamer is GK. Hope he will start next GW

  20. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If Jimenez doesn't play on Monday, my remaining 5-4-1 becomes a very scary 3-4-0.

  21. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Digne and Mitro
    To
    Kola and Arnie?

    1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wouldn't get Kola in while the squad is so unsettled

      1. stupendous
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Pereira then maybe

        1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Great shout. Think he'll be a priority for many

  22. Son is Rising
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Before OGS the most Pogba had scored in a league season was 8. He's now got 8 in 8 games. Unreal.

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

    Has Jonty been banned? Not seen him post in ages....

    1. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah what's up with him?

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can't you just have a look at the ban list?

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

        So long, can’t be @rrsed reading through it.....

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Fair point 😀

      2. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        There's a banned list?

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      😀 😀

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He's been making 531 podcasts per week so he doesn't have the time.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Posts as FlapJack now.

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

        😛

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        😀

  24. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you rather have Richarlison or Digne coming in for Rashford?

    1. Lucky Z
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rich

    2. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ricky

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I have both and I decided that Richarlison would be 3rd sub because I am so fed up with him.

  25. TheDragon
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What OGS’s league record with united now?

    Played 8 won 7 drawn 1?

    1. Son is Rising
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      P9, W8, D1 I think.

  26. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Connor Murray scores for Ireland!

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Coleman and long refused to play for Ireland?

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ireland should be beating Scotland tbf.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Should’ve beaten England too then

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yes - they should have. Well played by England. Still expect Ireland to go further in the World Cup.

  27. Lucky Z
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    TAA should have a cameo for fitness surely? Would prefer Bennett who is on the bench.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Don't call me Shirley.

  28. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Need atleast a hatty each for Salah and Laca to make up for last week, let’s goooo

  29. Jellyfish
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Glad I held off the Kun > Auba move now

  30. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Absolutely pi$$ing myself at that new Paddy Power advert.
    One of the funniest things I've ever seen.
    Gotta rewind selecta that.

    1. stupendous
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rhodri Giggs one?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yes.

        1. stupendous
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Brill

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rewinding for this now

    3. elchilangles
      1 month, 9 days ago

      just googled it, amazing!