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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. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Could be offside

    1. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 27 days ago

      It is offside

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Could be offside

  3. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Adams 3rd on my bench

  4. Crouching Tiger
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Maguire banned vs Everton

    1. Begbie.
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      No he isn't.

      1. Crouching Tiger
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        BBC just said so.. well..

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      What for?

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Not offside

  6. Begbie.
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Fred is an absolute bum.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Has Brewster STILL not got a goal or assist for Sheffield United??

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I heard he scored once in training.

  8. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Ffs

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Offside

    Andy’s luck continues.

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Andy has been playing this game to perfection recently.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 27 days ago

      That is actually mad, you can’t put a price on that

  10. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Mad how Bruno hasn’t been involved in any of the 4 goals

  11. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    FXXX

    Man Utd CS gone

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      How lucky Man Utd is

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Offside lol

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Che

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Shouldn’t be off

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Great call scout picks playing YC Maguire and benching Shaw!

  16. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    On

  17. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    They're gonna draw lines now 😆

  18. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    8 months, 27 days ago

    clean sheet wiped nice

  19. djman102
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Are you KIDDING me?!?!? Adams second on my bench.

    1. Real Socially Distant
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Adam's 1st on my bench...heres to hoping

  20. Cruyff Turn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    F*** off... Maguire unfair yellow and cleanie wiped in seconds

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    AWB own goal lmfao

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      So lucky Andy

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        You need a bit of luck here and there to win it 🙂

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Clearly onside

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      It’s Man U...what do you expect?

  23. Begbie.
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    How is that offside?

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Lol this is ridiculous

  25. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Get Shaw back on.

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      LOL

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    How is Andy so lucky?

  27. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Red card to VAR for today.

  28. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Bullshit!!!!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Never off. How? Why? If you say it’s his hand, it’s level with Maguires hand

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    1. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Wtf? Can the mods just remove this utter garbage? We’re all watching the games and commenting our opinions on here and then this nonsense pops up. It’s painful.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Oh dear, the imagination on this one, I feel sorry for you, and you’ve just embarrassed yourself

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Wtf? Looked on