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

    DDG down

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

    Martial finally going to haul today?

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

      Confirmed

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

        It's happening.

  3. Guy Demel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    P(c)gba

  4. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best 9.3 or under mid to bring in this week? (have Son & Pog already)

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

      Anderson.

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

      Anderson

    3. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Probably Anderson. I’ve sane to sort out and he’s the only viable option

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

      All depends on whether you are free hitting in gw31 or not.

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

    Pogba (c) over Salah, went with the stats and what I'd seen of Liverpool recently. I need to go with my gut over what the concesus is more often.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thanks

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

      Salah hasn't even played yet.

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

      If you went with the stats you would have chosen Salah ;-D

      1. fylde2022
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Pogba is my captain, too!
        It's a feeling and I'm sick of making the same captain picks as my opponents.

        1. Marvelous Marty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Well played 🙂

    4. FlockofSeagulls
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      How many points did your crystal ball show Salah had scored out of interest?

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Confirmation bias

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

      One goal for Pogba is not better than what I am expecting from Salah

      1. fylde2022
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Pogba will get more than just a goal against Fulham

    7. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      And then post the opposite if Salah outscores him?

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

      Damn. Did Salah blank? I missed that.

    9. Marvelous Marty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Oh wow, I was just happy Pogba had scored, I didn't mean to trigger you guys. My bad.

  6. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    It looks like Jose was just a hinderence to this team. The opposite of what a manager is supposed to be.

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

    Time to get in Pogba? Hes looked good lately and could be a nice differential. Liverpool next though...

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

      United will smash us next week. Pogba isn't a differential anymore...

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

      He’s not really a differential

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

      I hope you mean Martial

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

      No appreciation for irony here apparently.

  8. Scholsey
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    O Pogba, O Pogba, O Pogba Pogba Pogba 😀

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

    539 people bought Aguero since deadline

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

      Could be people tinkering on WCs

  10. Meinhoff
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Got Pogba for 7.9 before the first OGS game in charge, my best move this season

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

      Not getting him has been my worst and part explains why I’m having a terrible season =[

  11. Fossit
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Top transfered player out at the moment is Auba lmao got to love casuals

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That's crazy.

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

      Unlike us on here they probably get laid.

  12. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Fulham’s are the best matches in the league to watch, really hope they stay up.

  13. Ady87
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Only 3 of my cash ML top ten have Pogba. I do work in Liverpool though and everyone has captained Salah. Let’s see how it pans out.

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

    Martial G

    1. The Axolotl
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      yessssssss. get in there

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

    *applauds*

  16. Meinhoff
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Martiaaaaaal

  17. Jekori
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Sterling > Pogba before gw20 has been huge. 6.5 > 8 ppg and 3+m ITB. Too bad i didn't put that spare cash to good use...

  18. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Wow, Martial!

  19. kaneishungry
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    MARTIALLLLLLLLLLL

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

    martial magicc

  21. ...al - Leave your comments…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Peach of a goal

  22. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    You hold onto Martial for weeks......

  23. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Phil Jones assist.

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

    Martial 🙁

  25. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Get out of my team Sergio Rico

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

      Why is he in your team?

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

    Martial comes alive once I don't own him. Great goal

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

    Martial!

  28. SirStevieG
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Fulham are so bad lmao

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

    Stay on bench Rashford

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

    no way rashy comes on surelyy

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

      Don't call me Shirley.