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

    Pen

  2. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Who else has Mccarthy Forster GK combo. 🙁

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

    Penalty united

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

    Pen United

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

    Cavani down

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

    Penandes

  7. Milkman Bruno
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Penalty for Fernandes
      Will be a Cavani assist

    • The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Any sorry fellas on here having capped Bruno?

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

      Cmon Bruno

    • Henrik Larsson
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Shaw on bench is hurting big time.

        % chance of Dias or Stones getting dropped tomorrow?

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Dias could be rested I'd guess

          1. Henrik Larsson
              5 months, 24 days ago

              I hope so!

              Bringing in Digne last week pushed Shaw to the bench. Worst transfer of the year so far. Terrible.

        2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Bruno is gonna miss

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

          Cavani wins pen

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

          Outside

          No pen

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

            Wrong Bemba

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

              OMG RIGHT

        5. Pedersen
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Bruno you cheat ! Everytime united win with 1 goal, you deliver. Everytime united hauls, you end up blanking...

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

          Bruno has time for hattie

        7. SH1M1
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Pernandes incoming

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

          Man United penalty won by Cavani.

        9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          He’s missing this

        10. ivantys
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Saints destroying FPL

          • The Senate
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            no big United performance complete without a pen ofc

            1. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Suck it in

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

            Pen

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

            So do non-cappers want a miss?

            1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              I dont

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

            VAR check

            On the line

            Actually might be given

            1. david31058
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Not seen it, but going by the one Sheff Utd got at Anfield, surely it must be a pen

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Penandes

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            4 goals and no Fernandes involvement.

            Reminds me of when Man City thrashed Watford and all Aguero could muster was one goal.

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

            Long var check

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

            Free kick

            No pen

          • Chucky
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            benched mcarthy,pen save inc...

          • Milkman Bruno
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Why was the advantage not played? They scored like?

            • SH1M1
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Imagine paying 11m for a penalty taker