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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. Garth Marenghi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Was that a cross for cavani??

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Who cares looked great 😆

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      LoL

    3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah that's why cavani didn't even move..

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Want a green arrow? Play Martinez and Bruno [C] ... and I did not do that!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I got the 2nd part right at least.

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

      Yeah did both.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Snap!

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I here ya, Martinez bencher and Antonio captain right here brother.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        One of those days ... one of those days

    4. Im New Here
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Did both, green Arrow after a long while

    5. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno(C) slightly easing the pain of benching Martinez and starting Pope.

      First time I've had rotating keepers this season and it's come straight to bite me...

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Same here

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Having only 1 playing keeper is amongst the best advice I've ever received on here

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Yep me too, not sure why I decided to go against it all of a sudden due to the DGW

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Easily rectified at least

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Ie on your wildcard

            1. Monya Meow Meow
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Yep, back to Martinez after this useless DGW

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

      Need to just play safe and boring with the captain and do whatever transfer first pops in my head I guess at this point

    7. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      AWB first on bench 🙁

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        chances of chilwell no show?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Great

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Why are you benching a united defender at home to Everton

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          went for antonio(c) i said why not start chilly then

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Wan biss owners need to get a lotto ticket after these last 2 gw’s

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        You mean Bruno captainers right?

    9. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      And here we go...fully prepared for every captaincy option in my team to now return apart from Antonio

    10. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I’m not interested in this DGW.

      Everton and Burnley players not for me.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        DCL, Burnley def, 3 City. Easy.

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I have 3 City but not expecting them all to play both games.

    11. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Can we just fastforward to GW24 now?

    12. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      He only scores penalties

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        That was just a long-range penalty.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          It was tbf

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Nah. He also scores penalties. No surprise that most of the top scorers this season are penalty takers.

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Nice C choice 😉

      4. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Made it look like a penalty. The arrogance was brilliant.

    13. Joey Tribbiani
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Anyone got link to that twitter account saying Kane is in the squad for tomorrow, and is it reputable source?

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Damn hope it’s not true! Did Kane to antonio finally this week!

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          It’s a picture of shoes... on Twitter...

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Bruno is player of the season!

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Half a season to go. Player of 2020 for sure though.

          1. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Player of the year has already been voted on. He'll win it.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Not disagreeing.

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          For me it is either Bruno or Ruben Dias.

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

          Obviously not watched much of the past five weeks

        4. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Between him and Thiago.

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Thiago done nothing tbf

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

            Thiago no chance look at Pool, not fluid like before

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              That was the joke.

          3. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Loooool. Good one.

            Guys he's sarcastic

        5. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          We are still emotional after a good goal. Long way to go. He needs to take his team to CL. Not guaranteed yet.

        6. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Grealish

      • Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        How’s Shaw looked like?

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

          Very active

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Tubby on the whole.

        3. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Hungry

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Will deffo get a pie at HT

        4. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Love the replies, thank you!

      • evilfish
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Well, I gave this season a shot.

      • mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Moyes says Antonio substitution was due to fatigue, doesn’t think it’s anything serious. Fingers crossed

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

          Good news got SHU next

        2. Joey Tribbiani
            4 months, 8 days ago

            thank god

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

          Started Kane just in case. 1.4 EO in top 10K.
          Watkins first sub.

          1. Lord.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            You know what's gonna happen.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Kane subbed on late

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

              Yep. All set for disappointment

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Cameo incoming

        4. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          As soon as the Imp gets hurt - leaves the field - Bruno scores

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Strange that everyone can see it except ole

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Pretty sure Bruno takes rangers with Pogba on the field too

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Careful there mate

            1. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Careful about what?

              Pretty clear Pogba is a negative player for MU.

              Even Real Madrid brass have recognized that Pogba is basically a devil. They called him “problematic to the Locker room”

        5. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Basically, I made 5 decisions for this GW and all 5 were wrong.
          Benched Martinez,
          Benched Targett,
          Sold Ogbona,
          Played Wilson,
          Didn't captain Bruno.

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

          Would love Kane to start. Could help Son(c) do well...

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            You think?

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

              Probably won’t at this rate

        7. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          This game!!

          1. Decided to bring in Pope and started him over Martinez
          2. Went for a differential captain and chose Antonio over Bruno and Son
          3. Decided to hold Robbo on the bench this week instead of switching for AWB (to roll FT)
          4. Started Soucek (because how can I keep benching his points!)

          OMG 😆

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

          What a difference a week makes no changes & ripping it up ??

        9. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Of course I had to disappear during the goal... but....

          BRUNNOOOOOO FERNANDDDEESSSSSSSSS (C)!!!!

          1. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            He didn't look like scoring before 37 mins. Surprised he got one.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Basically it for six weeks. You hope one of his rangers actually goes in

        10. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Just caught up on the highlights, am I the only one who’s baffled by the Soucek red??

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Nope, everyone

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            No. Decision panned across the board.

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Reckon it will be rescinded? Don’t want to waste an FT on that

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Yup.

                1. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Unreal, crazy VAR can make that decision

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Good of a chance as any. I'd hold on, I certainly am.

                Maybe Soucek will be back with a vengeance?

                (Elbows flying everywhere next match?!)

                1. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Haha they’re long old arms

        11. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Loving it so far as a Bruno capper and West Ham assets non owner 😀

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Would be loving it more if you had Cresswell.

          2. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Cresswell says hi 😀

          3. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            You would love it even more as a Bruno capper and West Ham defence asset owner

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Don’t agree as a Cresswell and Dawson owner

          4. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Better to be lucky than good

          5. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Coufal says hi from the centre of my 3 man defence.

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              This

            2. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Wish his header went on off the bar

        12. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I'd have way more captain points if I just left it on Bruno every week. I've also been saying this for weeks now yet still refuse to do it.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Eye over jam

          2. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            In al seriousness last week and this week is obscenely lucky for Fernandes captainers

            Without the red card after 2 mins and now Pogba off injured he would get no points

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah I know, that is true, but my point still stands, I should just captain him weekly.

          3. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Not in January.

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

          Where are my fellow Son(c) at.

          In for a rough ride here. Already large red arrow will just keep growing with Bruno haul.

          Any of you also bench Watkins for Soucek?

        14. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Okay so from the auditions so far Mee or Digne for DGW24?

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Mee. Burnley will target those two fixtures as winnable and that starts with a clean sheet.

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Don't get sucked into DGW, AWB v West Brom!

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              DDG Bruno already in the team and want Cavani for Antonio. But yeah good advice.

        15. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          GW20 - Bruno(C) 2, Cancelo(VC) 17
          GW21 - Gundogan(C) 3, Salah(VC) 15
          GW22 - Salah(C) 2, Bruno(VC) 17
          GW23 - Antonio(C) 2, Bruno(VC) 8+

          This is becoming a joke. Tried to reverse the pattern this week and it’s screwed me over yet again

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Many of us. Bruno scoring a non pen against 11? Shocking.

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            This is quite common, happened to me over 30 times last season

          3. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Yuck. A lot in the same boat however so chin up

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

          Would you sell Antonio or Watkins for DCL?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Wait for Antonio's news

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

              Moyes mentioned he was tired

            2. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Because it’s Antonio - it’s hard to believe it’s just “fatigue”

              Vardy and Kane may be back this week.

              Yeah, gotta wait

          2. Zilla
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            No

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

            Who is your other striker?

        17. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          How many DGW players you have?

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Next week - Cancelo, Stones, Gundo, Pope, Mee, DCL
            Following week - Dallas, Bamford, Ings/Adams

            No hits involved

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Ha I'll have exactly the same DGW players as you