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Pogba returns for Man United as Cavani overcomes ankle issue

Paul Pogba (£7.7m) returns to the Manchester United line-up as they prepare to face Everton in Gameweek 23.

The French international was handed a rest for the midweek win over Southampton but slots in at central midfield today.

He is paired with Scott McTominay (£4.9m), allowing Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) to take up his best position in the attacking midfield: the left-hand side.

Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) starts on the other side of Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m), this week’s most-captained player among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers.

Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) has overcome the ankle problem he sustained against Southampton to keep Anthony Martial (£8.7m) on the bench and will be searching for his third goal in four starts.

With Eric Bailly (£4.9m) missing out, Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) starts a third Premier League matches in a row for the first time since Gameweek 15 while Luke Shaw (£4.9m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) occupy the full-back roles either side of Harry Maguire (£5.5m).

Everton line-up in 4-3-3 formation at Old Trafford with James Rodríguez (£7.7m) and Richarlison (£7.8m) either side of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) drops to the bench as Carlo Ancelotti prefers more workman-like options such as Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.2m), Tom Davies (£5.2m) and André Gomes (£5.3m) in his central midfield trio.

Gameweek 23 Starting Line-ups

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Pogba, McTominay; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Everton XI (4-3-3): Olsen; Digne, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Davies, Gomes, Doucouré; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodríguez.

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1,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno is a joke. What a goal!

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, but when he blanks the amount of trolls on here saying he's crap, no where near best in the league, and just a pen merchant.

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Best player in the league

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah I think that’s fair. He’s a proper match winner, and not someone who will just turn up in the 90th minute to win a game. He’s so influential throughout.

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Season unironically over

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      😀

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Lmao Fudgy. Your keeper and captain choice this week. Time to delete.

    3. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Bye bye.

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Just leave captain on Bruno

  3. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    People were joking when they said they were captaining Antonio?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Just the xG fan boys

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I wish. Massive red incoming this week.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Before deadline it was a good call tbf.

        City v LFC assets were a write off.

        So it was really a Bruno v Son or even a differential captain chance.

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Nah I actually did it lol

    4. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I try to only captain truly world class players - they're more consistent. Son, Salah, Kane, KDB, Bruno etc.

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    I would have captained Bruno too if I knew that Pogba is out

  5. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    wowwww just seen the assist AWB essential

    jokes aside - football is too easy for Bruno

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Had him since GW16 very happy

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Have him since GW2

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        All season, better bet than KDB

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Always cap Bruno!

    That’s why I capped bamford!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Worked out great for me when I did it in GW20 and 21!

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      At least I'm not the only one then.

  7. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno (c) and almost celebrated a DCL goal 1 minute later.

    What an end to the half. Same again in the 2nd please 🙂

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Hate when EO means you can’t even celebrate a player in your team getting points, especially in an otherwise crap week like this 🙁

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I celebrated as I'm the only one near the top of my money league that had him Captain

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Just the complete opposite of my point then

      2. LT10
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Think you;ve missed his point there

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno without Pogba theory...

  10. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    3 - Cavani (28)
    2 - Fernandes (22)
    1 - Wan-Bissaka (19)

  11. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    AWB assistt - this is not for real, every thing going my way this GW! - not the FPL i used to know 😕

  12. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Honestly just gonna perma captain Bruno.

  13. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Q: What is Bruno captainers favourite colour?

    A: Beige

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Joe captained Antonio.

  14. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Son (c) will blank tomorrow

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Yep meant to change to Bruno but forgot and fell asleep

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I just know it 🙁

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      He will haul - with so muchgoing my way today, it's set in stone that next matchday will be a real downturn (don't own Son)

  15. PP6
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Didn’t C Bruno but have Awb and we winning 2-0 there isn’t any complaints !

  16. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Come on DCL

  17. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Went Mee over Wan B , gutted!

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Did Holding to Mee. Right now there are so many defenders I want, but you can't have them all. AWB, Alonso, Rudiger. I had to keep Dier for WBA and Stones/Cancelo for their double. At least I got Martinez in for a hit 4 weeks ago. But once again, you can't have all and Mee is still a good pick.

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Oh come on now lol.

  19. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno. Always the correct captain choice this week. Get in there!

    1. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Hindsight must be great

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Far from a hindsight decision to be honest

      2. tutankamun
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        No, that’s foresight

  20. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone else bench Salah and play Soucek and Antonio?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Played all 3

  21. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    16k rank drop despite owning Bruno.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Best not to look. Dunno what there is to gain from it.

  22. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    No Bruno captain will kill me this week.

    Maybe need to start looking at AWB in for Digne after the DGW...

  23. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    What a goal..they call him penandes 🙂

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Antonio captains over Bruno and Burnley defenders over AWB...

    People are gone mad.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Andy benched AWB

  25. djman102
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Everyone who didn't captain Bruno was foolish because now that he has scored, it was so obvious Pogba was going to get injured in the first half and he would haul.

    Did I do it right? I'm new at this...

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      😆

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Spot on!

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Last 2 gameweeks just insane luck for Bruno captainers honestly

      Red card after 2 mins
      Pogba off injured

  26. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    So owning Bruno but not captaining him cost me 40K places 😮

    Damn it EO!

  27. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    25k red arrow and counting, brilliantttt

  28. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    OR 1 benched all his City players. Interesting.

  29. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Only Rudiger can save my GW now..

  30. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Hmm, will be a difficult decision next week to choose captain between Bruno and dgw player.