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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
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Could be offside

      1. Milkman Bruno
          10 months, 1 day ago

          It is offside

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Could be offside

      3. umerlfc
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Adams 3rd on my bench

      4. Crouching Tiger
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Maguire banned vs Everton

        1. Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          No he isn't.

          1. Crouching Tiger
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            BBC just said so.. well..

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          What for?

      5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Not offside

      6. Begbie.
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Fred is an absolute bum.

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          I heard he scored once in training.

      8. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Ffs

      9. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Offside

        Andy’s luck continues.

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Andy has been playing this game to perfection recently.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 1 day ago

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

      10. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

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

      11. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        FXXX

        Man Utd CS gone

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          How lucky Man Utd is

      12. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Offside lol

      13. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Che

      14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Shouldn’t be off

      15. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Great call scout picks playing YC Maguire and benching Shaw!

      16. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        On

      17. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        They're gonna draw lines now 😆

      18. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          10 months, 1 day ago

          clean sheet wiped nice

        • djman102
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. Real Socially Distant
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

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

        • Cruyff Turn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

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

        • Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          AWB own goal lmfao

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            So lucky Andy

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

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

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Clearly onside

          1. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

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

        • Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          How is that offside?

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Lol this is ridiculous

        • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Get Shaw back on.

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            LOL

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          How is Andy so lucky?

        • Pariße
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Red card to VAR for today.

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Bullshit!!!!

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 1 day 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
              10 months, 1 day 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.

            • Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

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

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Wtf? Looked on