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Pogba on Man United bench as Mitchell named a Palace substitute again

Paul Pogba (£7.7m) finds himself on the Manchester United bench for the first time since Gameweek 15 tonight.

The French midfielder has become a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men during that time and has been handed a well-earned rest for the visit of Southampton.

That could be good news for owners of Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) or Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) though.

Pogba has often been known to limit what the Portuguese international can contribute in his number 10 role given his own propensity to take up an advanced central role and pull strings too.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has also used him on the left-flank of attacking midfield, where Rashford produces his best game – so it will be interesting to see what impact there is tonight.

That said, Southampton are hardly in a solid state right now, especially when it comes to injuries.

Following the loan departures of Jake Vokins and Yan Valery has left them particularly short in the full-back areas.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) retains his berth as the first-choice on the left of defence while Kayne Ramsay (£4.0m) fills in on the right tonight considering Kyle Walker-Peters‘ (£4.7m) most recent stand-in Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) is out with a muscle problem.

The combination of Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) and Diallo missing out means a first Premier League start for Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m) in central midfield alongside James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m).

Ralph Hasenhüttl can call on his first-choice forwards though with Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Che Adams (£5.9m) both up-front while new loan signing Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) is not involved yet.

Newcastle are forced into just the one change for their Gameweek 22 meeting with Crystal Palace.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) sustained a muscle injury in the recent 2-0 win at Everton, which sees Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) come back into the side.

Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) provide the width in a 4-5-1 formation aimed at Callum Wilson (£6.7m) while Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) lies in waiting on the bench.

For the second match in a row, Crystal Palace are in 4-2-3-1, an interesting development considering how long Roy Hodgson has favoured 4-4-2.

Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) earns back-to-back starts at the expense of Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) for the first time since Gameweek 15, suggesting the Eagles’ manager prefers the Dutch international when playing 4-2-3-1.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is back in the attacking midfield trio again, joined there by Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) in support of Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m).

And joining Mitchell on the bench is Jean-Philippe Mateta (£6.0m) still waiting for his first Premier League start.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Ramsay; Djenepo, Jankewitz, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Adams, Ings.

Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow; Lewis, Clark, Schär, Manquillo; Fraser, Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Wilson.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Clyne; Milivojevic, Riedewald; Zaha, Eze, Ayew; Batshuayi.

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2,289 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Almost cavani

  2. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Cavani wasting the AWB assist!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      good

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    AWB big BPS

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Well he did score

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      wrong site....

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Heh

  4. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Beautiful move, deserved a goal.

  5. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    AWB thinks he's Cafu

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      And Shaw thinks he's Roberto Carlos

  6. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    The own goalis tough on Bednarek owners who is usually a decent selection

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    OMG cavani

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Cavani g
    Shaw a

  9. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Bednarek could be on for a great negative haul here.

  10. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Collecting predictions for United - Southampton here:

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      6-1

      1. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Pages are flying, I guess you win.

  11. Milkman Bruno
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Cavani goal
      Shaw assist

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      This is frustrating as a Bruno(c) and McCarthy owner!

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Shaw assist

    • bitars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      More offensive points AWB please.

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Cavani G
      Shaw A

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      4.0

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      9 is on.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      It's going to be another 9-0...

    • potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Oh sod off!

    • Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Get in, Lukeyyyyyyyy!!!

    • lewis1290
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 24 days ago

      4-0 cavani shaw assist

    • Milkman Bruno
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Shaws deliveries have been fantastic

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Shaw assist

      • tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Saints have gone back to being, well, as usual, mediocre.

      • mattk lfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Hope Bruno can come on in the second half and grab a couple

      • Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Hard to comprehend why Southampton are still trying to play here. Lock it up.

      • Fred54
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Bruno coming off at halftime.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          And yes where I am ranked, quite a few capped him.

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Fuming for Bruno Captainers so far 4-0 and he’s not been involved in anything.

        1. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Rested at half time ?

          1. Lazaretti
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Ings might be too

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        CAVANIIIII

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Cavani G
        Shaw A