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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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    6 conceded and RC and OG. Damn

    1. Ch0udini
        3 months, 15 days ago

        That's what you caul haul...

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Of course Mike Dean will fall for it because he's an utter shambles of a ref.

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Thor sent off

    4. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Harsh

    5. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      captain penandes vamos

    6. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Martial agrees with Bednarek but those are the rules

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        donate scouse tears below lmao

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Oh, I will bookmark this one

      • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        OMG Brunoooo...

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno taking.

      • ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        hilarious officiating again

        no contact and its a pen and a red

        Absolute joke

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          No contact?! Think it's not a penalty that's fine but no contact?

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            u can see the replays there is no contact martial on his way down waiting for the contact

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Wtf, are you blind? He runs into him, while pulling out of it too late, how is there no contact what are you on about

        2. TOPCAT1960
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Caught Martials ankle i beleive - all day long in this era

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Get Bednarek off those benches!

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Mike Dean an absolute c

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Worst day for VAR. Feel for Southampton. United fan.

      • Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        they should let Pigba run out and stretch his legs for 2 minutes.

        My mini league rival would appreciate seeing him play a bit

      • Chelsea Dagger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        red card is harsh

        1. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Why ? They are 6-0 down, didn’t need to make a stupid challenge like that.

      • brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yeeeeoooo Bruno about time son!

      • Sid07
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        How is these possible

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        **

        FWIW
        Those considering selling Bruno.... he has 156 points
        “Essential” KDB has 95

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          **158

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        OMG bruno

      • Silecro
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        This red will surely be rescinded after the game, Bednarek ready for newcastle

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno monster haul

      • Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        7-0 Bruno Goal

        3 minutes plus injury time to get 2 more please vs 9 men.

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Seems really harsh that to me

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        FK off.....
        Are you having a laugh?
        I don't want Bednarek points off the bench.

        1. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 15 days ago

          At least I have Bruno in my team.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno HAUL

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno is better than KDB again.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Red arrow for non cappers

      • PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno Bruno Bruno

      • Alan The Llama
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bednarek on -6

      • Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        That can't be a red card. It's so harsh. Particularly on my ML rival who has Leno and Bednarek AND Zaha in his team. At least he captained Bruno I guess.