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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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cavani injured then.

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    It just gets better for Andy

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shaw. Love to see it!

    1. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Be a gentleman!

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shaw CS denied

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      plus 3 bonus

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shaw owners in tears

  6. gogs67
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shaw off, lol

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Wow Andy is so lucky

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    OFF - Shaw and Cavani
    ON - VDB and Martial

    Damn, that is harsh on owners!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Luck is clearly dominant in this game!

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Always has been.

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  9. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    United down to 10 men now

    1. richarlison2348
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why? Who's off?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Tony is on 😉

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What?

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Lol Martial is on, duh

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

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

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Martial

  10. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  11. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ffs

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      dislike that phrase in any context.

    2. Pariße
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A goal, love to see it.
      Even that?

  13. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Wow Shaw taken off at HT!

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    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Was that a text to your dad? Lmao

    2. Pariße
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

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

        1. Dthinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          maybe a rose ceremony then, instead of a vote

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

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

    3. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      you can ban people for having a low rank?

  15. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Perfect subs for my rival hahahahaha!!

  16. Jersey Boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shaw off. That hurts

  17. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bruno doesn't returns even without Pogba?

  18. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Solskjaer you legend 😆

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Laughing at others misfortunes? Wow...

  19. Free Hat
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Auwch. Harsh for owners. Possible mega haul Shaw.

    And For a second thought Donny was in for Bruno 😀

  20. djman102
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Owners getting Shawtchanged.

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      9/10. Well done!

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      shaw-nuff

    3. Kane and Ablett
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Worth losing the second 7 points for this pun alone

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Hybrid Power doesn’t love to see it.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shaw owners unlucky. Was on for a monster haul.

  23. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Great, now De Gea before 60 too please

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      😆

  24. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Martial on pls score he needs a goal so bad 🙁

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He needs a kick up the hole 😆

  25. Al Green Arrows
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Wait 45 mins before deciding

  26. Shaw must go on
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yeah he should be leading the line now.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    3. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Has to be

  27. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  28. ajay_kl +42
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ole doing a Jose/Pep/klopp trolling move

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Let's call it a Tuchel

  29. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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

  30. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I am F ing jinxed