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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
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ole didn’t need to bring James on so early now Awb injured

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Penandes needs a penalty ; you send on the professional dive team.

    • That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Does Rashford actually keep these points?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I don't really know how they got added. He was off the pitch. FPL catering to players in this case most likely?

      2. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He shouldn't. Other players haven't this season

        1. Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Other players aren't United players. United players deservedly get the benefit of the doubt

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        FPL always sides with Man Utd due to the global fanbase
        See the Bruno 'assist' a few GWs ago

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Something to be said for the integrity of the game. Sad to see.

    • Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Livescore loves United

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bruno so many stupid little flicks around the box just turn and shoot

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ings about to come off for redmond

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Southampton want to prove they have given up

      Redmond coming on

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Funny how the game is being manipulated in front of our eyes and no one speaks up. Never in my life have I seen something like this. Rashford went off before the 60th minute 100% yet he has been given points he didn't deserve. I feel sick to my stomach because I have been on the receiving end of many 59 minute pointers... Whatever, ridiculous game.

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

        😆

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

        It was tight to be fair, the sub probably wasn’t completed until 60

      3. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cry harder, maybe you and Hazz can scissor together and talk about it

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 4 days ago

            This comment is so strange lol

        2. mad_beer ✅
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          It's a conspiracy. Let's burn down FPL Towers!!!!

        3. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          If rashford walks off after 59:00 surely he is walking off the pitch in the 60th minute?

          1. rubberdignerapids
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            nope. Listen to what you're saying...60th minute. Unless you count zero as a minute. i.e. 60 seconds...

          2. Supertrooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Rules state "playing 60minutes or more".

            This should be corrected

        4. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Who upvoted this?

        5. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          hmm having just brought Rashford in I think I can count myself lucky to get those extra 2 points, on the buck side he could have had a field day with 30 mins to go

        6. thischarmingman
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          The «whatever” really shows how little you care 😀

      4. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Mental that OSG didn't sub Bruno. And I'm saying that as an owner.

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

          Yep mental

        2. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He doesn’t need to put in any defensive work this match so won’t affect his fatique

      5. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I've been saying this game and price changes are fixed for ages, clear evidence today

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I'm not sure I'd go that far as that red was clear and obvious. The offside on the other hand is suspect I have to agree with that.

        2. dark91
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Wan Bissaka seems to be struggling with his thigh

        3. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Er.... pretty sure Rashford departed the pitch before 60 mins.
          He was gone at around 59:55 if I saw it correctly.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yep, just checked

          2. Supertrooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Must be corrected after the game.

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

          Imagine if Mark owned Rashford 😀

        5. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Why Rashford got the 60 mins points?

          1. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            He plays for United.

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              How does this benefit United?

              1. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Joke 🙂

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Picture is 5 sec late, audio faster

        6. doher.ty
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I know it's not Fred typical duties but he does not have a cross in him. Everything is overhit.

          • how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Whole load of trump conspiracy theorists here tonight.

          • ivantys
              3 months, 4 days ago

              livescore.com just changed Rashford's sub from 61st to 60th

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Yep fobmob has 60

            • HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Just rewound the TV
              Rashford officially over the by line at 59:50

            • wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Rashford was subbed off at 59:50.

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                It’s bull crap, they better correct it

              2. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                You know he will keep those extra points. Like they did with the Bruno assist.

            • Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Best replacement for Johnstone? Have Areola, money isn't really an issue.

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

                I'm thinking about Sanchez. He's a great price and Brighton's fixtures are not bad.

            • Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              My bench has 5x the points of my starting XI already.

              Nice to start the gameweek as you mean to go on.

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I have Bednarek 2nd on bench. Hope he doesn't have to be subbed in.

            • Winners900
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Rashford SHOULD NOT GET THOSE 2 EXTRA POINTS

              1. doher.ty
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Write to FPL

              2. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Can footballers or managers play FPL? Is it consider gambling? Ive heard that its like a taboo if athletes gambles on sport?

                1. doher.ty
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Yup! A bunch of them do! A long time ago I was in a league that had Yakubu in it.

                2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  The BT clock is not official is it?

                3. Dynamic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  The referee blew his whistle to start the game again after the Rashford sub on exactly 60:01, therefore Rashford made 60 mins?

                  1. Dynamic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    (The 60:01 was on the BT Sport clock)

                  2. That Was Easy!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    I'm just more interested in the rule at this point. Whistle decides it?

                4. OrmskirkFC
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Just going to throw this out there, but the whistle blew to resume play at 60:04 after the substitution.

                5. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Martial goal

                6. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Bruno assist finally

                7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  OMG martial

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

                  Tony Martial scores again.