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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. Trane84
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Shaw hooked

  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Eze ticks along nicely. If he was 2 million more he’d be in my team.

  3. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Lucky that Shaw off. My ML fierce competitor got Shaw and Rashford versus my Maguire.

    Less pain

  4. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Those two guys who always get cap choices wrong, did you go for Bruno this week?

  5. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    F****** h***, is Fred playing LB now?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      they don't need one at this point

  6. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    As a Shaw owner, guy's got 2 assists and a chance at bonus still. I'll take it.

  7. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Fuming about Shaw - all the casuals without him predictably loving it

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        This

      2. dogtanion
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Surely no chance of bonus now?

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Certainly a chance.

      3. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        All the casuals that got him should've known his rotation risk

    • 272MK
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Come on Bruno. Assist Maguire

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        This!

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Shaw fans must be furious about being subbed at half time ... will no doubt affect his bonus points when his team mates get their cleanie points .... harsh!

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Martial messes up Bruno assist

    • Dele
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Madness for Shaw owners

    • Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Ings been spotted yet?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Stephens denies Bruno A.

    • Shultan
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Mentioned it earlier i Sold rashford for grealish so fully expecting the rash haul

    • TheBiffas
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Come on bruno

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Maguire yellow

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          You love to see it?

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Oh ffs slab head you big idiot

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        That’s never a booking either

      • BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Cavani confirmed as 1st choice striker now?

        1. Milkman Bruno
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Yeah I reckon. Unless Martial scores some perfect hat trick and even then it wouldn’t change much I reckon

          • Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            for next match at least

        2. Milkman Bruno
            8 months, 16 days ago

            What’s Maguire even doing there

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 16 days ago

              Couldn’t be bothered to get back so just stayed up front

          • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Shaw off is just so annoying. Come on Southampton please score.

          • Cruyff Turn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            wtf how is that a yc for Maguire...

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Van de beek yellow

            1. TheBiffas
                8 months, 16 days ago

                Gosh dangit

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 16 days ago

              Maguire is an actual yellow card machine

              3 in his last 7 now, big slow feet

            3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 16 days ago

              OMG adams

            4. Milkman Bruno
                8 months, 16 days ago

                Adams goal ha

              • Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 16 days ago

                Adams G

              • Alan The Llama
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 16 days ago

                Goal Adams

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 16 days ago

                OMG ADAMS

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 16 days ago

                Get innnnnn