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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. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Cavani injured then.

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    It just gets better for Andy

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Shaw. Love to see it!

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Be a gentleman!

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Shaw CS denied

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      plus 3 bonus

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Shaw owners in tears

  6. gogs67
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Shaw off, lol

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wow Andy is so lucky

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      OFF - Shaw and Cavani
      ON - VDB and Martial

      Damn, that is harsh on owners!

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Luck is clearly dominant in this game!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Always has been.

      2. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        That's gonna save me in my cup match! I have AWB, opponent has shaw

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      United down to 10 men now

      1. richarlison2348
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Why? Who's off?

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Tony is on 😉

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          What?

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Lol Martial is on, duh

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Ahh ... did not realise he's coming on 😆

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Martial

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Lol at Shaw owners (though 7 points minimum is a win anyway)

        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Ffs

        • Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          The phrase "love to see it" used on here makes my blood boil for some reason

          1. Cruyff Turn
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            dislike that phrase in any context.

          2. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            A goal, love to see it.
            Even that?

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Wow Shaw taken off at HT!

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          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Lmao! Mate nobody cares about you, you’re the sites biggest troll and clown, so off ya go ya absolute melt

            1. Right In The Stanchion
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Melt? You still don’t know that means Colin.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Was that a text to your dad? Lmao

          2. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            One of you's off. Let's vote.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              He has a secret crush on me for some reason, completely unprovoked, such is the sad lives of some on here

              1. Dthinger
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                maybe a rose ceremony then, instead of a vote

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Indeed, gotta let his life’s anger out at someone I guess

          3. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            you can ban people for having a low rank?

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Perfect subs for my rival hahahahaha!!

        • Jersey Boy
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Shaw off. That hurts

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Bruno doesn't returns even without Pogba?

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Solskjaer you legend 😆

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Laughing at others misfortunes? Wow...

        • Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Auwch. Harsh for owners. Possible mega haul Shaw.

          And For a second thought Donny was in for Bruno 😀

        • djman102
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Owners getting Shawtchanged.

          1. Cruyff Turn
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            9/10. Well done!

          2. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            shaw-nuff

          3. Kane and Ablett
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Worth losing the second 7 points for this pun alone

          4. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Hybrid Power doesn’t love to see it.

          5. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Shaw owners unlucky. Was on for a monster haul.

          6. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Great, now De Gea before 60 too please

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              😆

          7. PP6
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Martial on pls score he needs a goal so bad 🙁

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              He needs a kick up the hole 😆

          8. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I was going to captain Bruno (EVE) next gw but I am not so sure now...

            Maybe Bamford (CRY) or Antonio (ful) are better options now?

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Wait 45 mins before deciding

          9. Shaw must go on
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Not watching the match, would Cavani be ahead of martial from now on, you reckon??

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah he should be leading the line now.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Game is won. They're resting Cavani for the next match now surely.

            3. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Has to be

          10. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            «Shaw owners in tears! From heaven to agonising pain! Robbed by Solskjaer»

          11. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ole doing a Jose/Pep/klopp trolling move

            1. Cruyff Turn
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Let's call it a Tuchel

          12. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Bruno fans - this is torture.

            PK called off

            Everybody scoring and smiling

            Bruno's only involvement - is the the team hug and celebration

            Awwww

          13. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I am F ing jinxed