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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. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is it now safe to bench Soucek?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No. I think it will be rescinded. That was completely accidental.

      1. Begbie.
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Why should you get away with an accidental elbow to someone's face but you don't get away with an accidental foul when you're a second late in a tackle?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Barely touched him, should be taken away

        2. Neevesy
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Because it wasn't a red, much like an accidental tackle wouldn't be a red (as long as its not classed as dangerous).

          Yellow card all day long, never a red. Anyone who thinks that's a red has never played football.

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I guess one is to to do with momentum once you reach your legs out to someone in front
          .

          and another is...

          Upper body movement

        4. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Completely different scenario. He wasn’t trying to do anything to the player. Other than get the other side of him. A tackle is a deliberate act even if it was accidentally Mis timed.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Cresswell still showing as 3 BAPs....

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think he’s got them =[

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Locked in.

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Switched armband from Antonio to Bruno 5 minutes before deadline.

  4. fedolefan
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Donkey, you better score your goal.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      There are many donkeys. How many captains do you have?

  5. Neevesy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Could do with a Mendy clean sheet and maybe a couple of goals to rescue this s**t parade of a game week.

  6. Mweene
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Tempted to get Cavani this week instead of DCL.

    Cavani: wba, NEW

    DCL: FUL, MCI, liv

  7. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Missed the memo where united fullbacks became essential

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Cs gone.

  8. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anything in the Antonio sub?. Was it just a sub to protect his big thighs?

  9. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    God damn it Shaw

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    dcl assist

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No assist?

  11. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    DCL punishing benchers

  12. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    David de gash

  13. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    That is absolutely shocking from DDG but as a DCL owner I'll take it.

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No assist

    1. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I knew the Fantasy scout ref that you are would pop up

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    2
    1

  16. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is that a DCL assist?

  17. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wait, will DCL get the assist? It's not a shot, it's a cross, can you claim Doucoure is his intended target?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Definite pass

      The bigger picture is 2-1

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’d be surprised if they gave it

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      That's an assist imo.
      No different to a deflected shot, and looks like it was going for intended target.

  18. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Benched DCL again loool

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Coming on for Soucek. No assist anyway.

      1. Esalman
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        No one's gonna come on for Soucek.

      2. Mweene
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You know Soucek played right?

      3. MrZ
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lol soucek is playing

      4. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        They gave him an assist

  19. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No assist, changed direction majorly

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Unless deemed a shot

    2. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      He was shooting. It was just a really bad shot...

      #clutching

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Haha I’m not I benched him for Soucek 🙁

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Nah

        Side ways pass

        Clearly

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          But it changed direction significantly from intended direction, thought that was the rule

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I guess his intended target was Doucoure, as he was the only one up with play.

          2. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Intended target is the rule. Read them, so you don't need to "think" what they are.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Looked to me like he just tried to get the ball in the middle somehow

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Podence did not get assist from better cross on gw 10 etc but hey he is not highly owned DCL who always gets these assists.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  Very frustrating

  20. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Doucoure

  21. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wipe that Utd cleanie yess. Pity I benched DCL

  22. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Shaw bystander just watching

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Not a DCL assist is it?

    1. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      50/50 probably an assist.

  24. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Rubbish DDG

  25. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Bruno cappers losing 2 points there

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You tell 'em!

    2. Egg noodle
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not really. AWB loses bonus position ahead of Bruno

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        He still loses 2 points as he's lost his CS point. If you capped him then that's two points lost because of that Everton goal.

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Does Mark own DCL?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Benched him

  27. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Thanks Utd. Makes me feel better that DCL points are one my bench....again.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sounds positive

    2. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No assist surely?

  28. MoSalad
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Shocking from DDG

  29. Egg noodle
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ain't watching the game, but that's a DCL assist

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      How can you say that if you weren’t watching?

  30. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    cant be a DCL assist