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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. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    bruno penandeeeeeeees

    7 goals, penandes with 2 ga... i'd have expected more from him but will take it

  2. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What’s Bednarek on?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Minus 6

  3. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    It’s not been Bruno’s day ..... sooooooooooooooo?

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any other Bruno cappers ?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Moi

    2. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes bro 🙂

    3. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hello

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

      vc to Salah

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Rival with a bad GW, Leno + Bednarek

    1. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Wawawah! Bad doesn't describe that! Hope he didn't take a hit.

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

    OMGGGGG BRUNOOOOOOO
    OMMMGG
    Get 1 more my son !
    Comeone still time !

  7. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who is going to get Bedranek points....

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He's on my bench atm and hoping he stays there 😀

  8. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bednarek on -6 points lol

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 11 days ago

          1 more goal and -7

          1. umerlfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            1 more goal won't effect his points since he's off

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

              it will u get points deducted for goals conceded by ur team even after a red

            2. Joey Tribbiani
                3 months, 11 days ago

                yes it will

          2. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Joint record with another Southampton player I think for lowest score ever?

          3. Ch0udini
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Reversed clean sheet 😀

          4. Mika-eel
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Have Bednarek first on my bench. Very nervous for the lineups tomorrow.

          5. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bednarek Haul. -6 atm, would be catastrophic if he came off my bench for any reason

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              atm ?? surely no more OG's from bench?

              1. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Actually, he can. -7 now 😉

          6. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bednarek 2nd on my bench with -6!!!!!!!!!!

          7. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            3 mins for Bednerek to get -6.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Sorry, -7

          8. onceuponatyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            OK, hands up who TC'd Bednarek?

          9. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Points for everyone !

          10. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            All you morons talking about Bruno in the 35th minute. The most comical bunch, I swear.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Chill out!

          11. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bruno VC
            I hope that Salah is rested xD

          12. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Just feel ref should have context. It’s 6-0 with 5mins left and they already a man down.

            Should have let it go with just a pen.

          13. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Damn prolly wrong captain choice again

          14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bruno VARnandes does it again

          15. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Just got to laugh

          16. umerlfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Never a red

          17. BobbyV
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            7 different scorers

          18. Zladan
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bruno haul it is. Cup rival obviously captained him.

          19. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            How in the world is Bruno managing to come away with 14 pts

          20. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            7-0 with 15 mins left 🙂

          21. AK_FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Ugh, this whole game was ridiculous. Seems like all 3 big VAR decisions were wrong.

          22. Harper (Dallas Season Keepe…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Jan Bednarek 3rd on bench

            *sweats nervously*

          23. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            That's a really harsh red card.

            Wouldnt want to be Bednarek's cat when he walks in the front door.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              🙂

          24. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Knew this would happen. Well, at least have half the points.

          25. norab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            What a ridiculous red that is