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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. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Has Bednarek broken J. Walters record yet?

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

      He has. -7 it's a new record!

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

        Oh my...oh my...

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

      He has smashed it.

      Jon only got -4.

  2. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Non capper..Bruno assist 1k rank drop, bruno goal 2k drop lol.

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

    Andy AWB WOW

  4. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Fair play to Southampton, when they implode they tend to do it in style.

  5. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 11 days ago

      3mins added in only after a red card and sideline monitor?

    • Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aaaaaaaannnnndddd in the red corner, with 7 goals conceded, a penalty conceded, a Red card, an Own goal and weighing in at -6 points, Jannnnnn Bednarek!

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

        *8 goals conceded.

        1. Crouching Tiger
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          TC anyone?

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

            There has to be one of those in the game

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

          he was off by then ??

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

        *8 conceded, *-7

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Andy has basically won the lottery this season

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

      heard someone say AWB is better than trent

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

        The Senate? He has Stevie Wonders glasses on tbf.

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        His Mom.

      3. gogs67
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Shaw is better than AWB

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

        ffs Rashford you could've killed this !!!!

      5. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mike Dean is one of the biggest idiot refs of all time. He clearly wanted to be an actor, he loves all the drama surrounding him. Im sure they brought in VAR for purely Utd. No team has benefitted more from it than them.

      6. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        8-0 - One more please !!!!!

        It’s become and annual ritual now

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

        Bye bye Shaw baps 😀

      8. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Townsend misses open goal . . .EPIC

      9. PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        AWB TO MARTIAL OMFGGG

      10. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I love benching points.. awb this week.

        Please please please give dias his rest tomorrow pep (or cancelo)

      11. dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno (non C) Goal helping my rank even if LiveFPL say that i will loose when Bruno score points....don't get it

      12. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        It’s official. -7 for Bednarek is a new record low.

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

        Really been 10 years since United scored 7 in a game. And now it's 8. We have the most goals scored in the prem so far this season. Love to see it, Ole got the boys playing like Fergie era united again. Absolutely brilliant stuff 😀

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Against 10 men with 12 (or 13 if you include Stockley) playing for you. Disgrace.

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

        That's my boy Aaron, don't let anyone steal those baps'es!

      15. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Main ML rival has bednarek first sub, got all my fingers crossed!

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

          Got a rival with him playing ... just sent him an email to rub it in

      16. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Who is Andy and what has he done

      17. Kane and Ablett
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Any Pompey fans online?

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

            Do they have the Internet there?

        • Jurgen Flopp
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cup opponent on 58 after baps from 4. I'm on 13.

          Maybe next year.

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

          Bruno 1 bap

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

          Jan Bednarek. FPL legend.

        • BobbyV
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          3 minutes stoppage time? How?

        • kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          What did Andy do?

          Seeing him mentioned alot

        • Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          AWB and Fernandes owner. What a start!

          Wilson in for next GW?

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

          please tell me i m not the only who benched awb on here ...

        • ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          United fan here: that was an absolutely atrocious decision. Terrible terrible ref = Mike Dean

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Good on you Sir. Mike Dean is a total disgrace.

          2. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Which decision?