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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. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I feel so robbed being a Shaw owner.

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

    Embarrassing Southampton. Can't capitulate like that every year.

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

    ASSISTNANDES amirite lads?

  4. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    AWB owner. Got 2 weeks ago because I thought he was due, despite the stats. Got laughed at for saying it too.

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

      Well done

    2. david31058
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      What a hero you are

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

    Imagine not captaining Bruno...

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

    Bruno hauled big!

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

    Brutal from United

  8. mwa1t
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bednarek is last on my bench. Furlong has already not played, meaning if one of Dier or Coufal don't play I'm having -7 come off the bench

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

        There’s a chance seeing as Dier was dropped for their last game.

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

      😐

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Andy is a genius

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Luck has been unreal man, unreal

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        People keep saying this but I was level with him before tonight and I certainly am not.

      3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        What’s his Team link?

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ok now this is hilarious!!!

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

      Oh Jesus.

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

      9 nil, even daniel scored

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

      It's actually hilarious that it's 9 again.

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      HHAHAHAHAHAHA YESS

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

      Gutted I didnt captain Bruno

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        We dunno what Salah will do yet man!

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Naff all is my guess

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Could never have predicted this, complete joke and incredibly lucky

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

          Completely ridiculous, much like this season.

    • Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      M jizzing BRUNO (C)

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

      Like I said at 2 minutes, behind sofa time for Fernandes non-cappers. Salah better haul.

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

      Has any top flight manager ever overseen two 9-0s??

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      13 men against 10 for 88 minutes is terribly unfair.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Lol, go hide under your ABU rock...

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bednarek tumbling down the defender points ranking

    • Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Uniyed wiping out GD

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

      Brunooooooo......

    • threeputt
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Are you Leicester in disguise ?

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

      Ralph must be the only manager to concede 9 goals twice and still have the full backing of the fans and board

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

      Bruno finally converting on goals and assists imminent...

    • Sean
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      In fairness at 9-0 the points were evenly spread at least, damage not too bad

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      -7 must be a record right?

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

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

      We want ten !!!!!

    • Adetro
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      35 points from three players.