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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. Cruyff Turn
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Bruno cappers must be pissed rn

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Yes I am

      1. Cruyff Turn
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Still time for a mega-haul.

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Fuming!

    3. TheBiffas
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Yeo

    4. GROBARI
        4 months, 22 days ago

        OMG Penandes yet again with no assist or goal. Overrated player,only good at penalties and diving

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Are you Himalayan?

        2. Milkman Bruno
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Haha get out. Don’t grab your coat, don’t stop at the toilet, just go.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                4 months, 22 days ago

                You were saying?

              • GROBARI
                  4 months, 22 days ago

                  Look at his free kick,are you a little United fan who is saying that this casual clown better than KDB?

              • Dthinger
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Its not even half time

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Even that Martial fella could score tonight.

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Let’s not get ahead of ourselves

                1. richarlison2348
                    4 months, 22 days ago

                    This made me laugh way more than it should've

                2. Dannyb
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 22 days ago

                  Now now

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Bruno fail

              3. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Bruno YC and off at 59 mins probably

              4. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Disaster to Saints

              5. gogs67
                  4 months, 22 days ago

                  Can't believe I got rid of AWB for Digne! 2 big missed returns since!

                • Milkman Bruno
                    4 months, 22 days ago

                    No united players so rank plummeting but absolutely loving this

                  • Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 22 days ago

                    At least wipe out the United clean sheet lads.

                  • JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 22 days ago

                    Imagine captaining Bruno logging in to FPL to see they’re winning 4-0 and he’s still blanking

                    1. TheBiffas
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        Erm hi?

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Shaw (41)
                      Rashford (28)
                      Cavani (25)
                      Wan-Bissaka (19)
                      Greenwood (16)

                    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      This is getting very ugly ... ouch.

                    4. Sack The Glazers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      All Bruno owners can hope for is 60m min and cs points

                    5. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Jeez,, hope none of my ML rivals has Shaw!

                      1. Dthinger
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        my cup opponent has him. I have AWB.

                    6. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Bruno actually looks poor as well, annoyed I capped him

                    7. Gandalf
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Glad I'm not a Bruno captainer seeing this go down.. commiserations if you are

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        Vc for me. Definitely need Salah to play!

                    8. Ibralicious
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      4-0. Fergie era United is back. Absolutely ruthless stuff, what a player this young Cavani chap

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        Against 10 men still trying to play . . . low bar.

                    9. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      This is unbelievable

                    10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Bruno is finished

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        He's not started yet or assisted!

                    11. That Was Easy!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Shaw been a nice pickup on the GW18 WC. Numbers finally translating into returns.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        If only he could play 10 men every week.

                    12. Dannyb
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      CAVANI

                    13. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Keeper should be saving that, Shaw is a FLP!

                    14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Bruno massive fail

                    15. Londongeezaa
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      I hope Bruno gets a cameo today

                    16. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Swtiched to the Newcastle game for entertainment . . there's a first.

                    17. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Is Bruno EO over 100% ?

                      1. Captain Vantastic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        Yes.

                    18. SH1M1
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Bruno is blanking isn't he

                    19. Captain Vantastic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Cant see Bruno playing more than 45.

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 22 days ago

                        Why?

                        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 12 Years
                          4 months, 22 days ago

                          Game over

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 22 days ago

                            I reckon he'll want Bruno to get back in the grove.

                            So 60 mins?

                            1. AC/DC AFC
                              • 5 Years
                              4 months, 22 days ago

                              Groove

                    20. fedolefan
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Haasenhuttl will resign after another 9-0.

                    21. Salan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      I am the leader of ML with Maguire and Bruno. Second place team has Shaw and Rashford with Bruno.

                      Feeling pressure now