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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
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is it now safe to bench Soucek?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No. I think it will be rescinded.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

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Barely touched him, should be taken away

        2. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days 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
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days 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
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Cresswell still showing as 3 BAPs....

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I think he’s got them =[

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Locked in.

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Switched armband from Antonio to Bruno 5 minutes before deadline.

  4. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Donkey, you better score your goal.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

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

  5. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Tempted to get Cavani this week instead of DCL.

    Cavani: wba, NEW

    DCL: FUL, MCI, liv

  7. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Missed the memo where united fullbacks became essential

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Cs gone.

  8. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

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

  9. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    God damn it Shaw

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    dcl assist

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No assist?

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    DCL punishing benchers

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    David de gash

  13. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

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

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    No assist

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

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

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    2
    1

  16. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is that a DCL assist?

  17. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days 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
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Definite pass

      The bigger picture is 2-1

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I’d be surprised if they gave it

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days 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
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Benched DCL again loool

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Coming on for Soucek. No assist anyway.

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        No one's gonna come on for Soucek.

      2. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You know Soucek played right?

      3. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lol soucek is playing

      4. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        They gave him an assist

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    No assist, changed direction majorly

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Unless deemed a shot

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

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

      #clutching

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Haha I’m not I benched him for Soucek 🙁

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Nah

        Side ways pass

        Clearly

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

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

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days 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
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Very frustrating

  20. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Doucoure

  21. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Wipe that Utd cleanie yess. Pity I benched DCL

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Shaw bystander just watching

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Not a DCL assist is it?

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      50/50 probably an assist.

  24. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Rubbish DDG

  25. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno cappers losing 2 points there

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      You tell 'em!

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not really. AWB loses bonus position ahead of Bruno

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days 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
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Does Mark own DCL?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Benched him

  27. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sounds positive

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No assist surely?

  28. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Shocking from DDG

  29. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

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

  30. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    cant be a DCL assist