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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. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    G Rashford
    A Shaw

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sorry, A Greenwood

    2. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Greenwood

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Got you, the overlap caught me out!

    3. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Rashford goal Greenwood assist

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Rashford G
        Shaw A

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Shaw AA****

        2. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Greenwood A surely?

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Makes Everton's result look appalling this

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Cahill as well?
        The night of no ownership

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Damn it, my stream is slow.

      • Cruyff Turn
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Aaron Wan-Bissaka has two Premier League goals this season, having never scored in any of his previous three seasons in the competition. (BBC)

      • Zebras
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Just got the jammiest of fpl returns:
        Had planned on bringing in Salah for Riedewald but wanted to wait til hours before in case of any news to make the move. I started Riedewald in anticipation of bringin and captaining Salah. Ofcourse the time gets away from me and I miss the deadline (hadnt moved the captaincy over yet).
        As if he's just started and scored when I was prepared to see him come off the bench for a cameo!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Ok?

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Rashfordddddd finally

      • lewis1290
          4 months, 12 days ago

          2-0 rashford Shaw assist

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Mason shawwood

          2. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Greenwood assist.

            1. lewis1290
                4 months, 12 days ago

                my bad thought was shaw

          3. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Dunno why BT sport are blaming Ings for that AWB goal. Don't think anyone who has ever watched football expected him to make that run.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              That doesnt mean he shouldn't have done it though.

          4. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            This could get messy

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Leo?

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Mr

          5. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            That looked offside live

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              2nd phase I think

              1. Pariße
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I was sure Greenwood made a run too fast but 3 Southampton players lagging on the other side.

            2. Pariße
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              But far from it.

          6. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            AWB Rashford heaven 😀 Come on Bruno

          7. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Bruno off at HT?

          8. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Rashy G

          9. Milkman Bruno
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I will not own a united player again this season if they can keep getting results like this

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                same here. Title race back on 😉

            • BeaversWithAttitude
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Cahill! Get in, old man!

            • Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Look at all these players I don't have

            • Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              United 2-0 Soton

              Another 7 goals please in remaining 65 minutes

            • HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Shaw playing like he’s still at Southampton

            • ivantys
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Zaha goal disallowed

                1. Leaf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Ffs

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      Nooo why

                2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Zaha offside.

                  1. MoSalad
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Nooooooooo

                3. SHOOTER MCGINN
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Penandes getting no penalties these days. How come?

                4. nerd_is_the_werd
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Rashford, does nothing for 4 weeks, then scores when shipped out.

                5. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Shaw and AWB mega hauls incoming

                6. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Greenwood assist.

                7. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Jwp time

                8. Custard Gannet
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Playing Johnstone over McCarthy not looking so bad now

                9. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Moronic challenge from Cavani.