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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. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    James 2-2

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Not joint top anymore...

  3. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Benched Hamez for Soucek. Shame as he would have been a huge differential.

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    All setup for the Bruno penalty winner

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Lol. I know I asked for more again in the 2nd half but wow 🙂

    DCL assist and no United clean sheet. Nice 🙂

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Shaw owners go from a potential goal to -1pt in 7 minutes

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Gotta laugh, season is a joke after all

      1. COYR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Just goes to show how much this whole game is luck based, even with the best stats at our disposal. Comforting and discouraging in equal measure...

        (I've got no vested interest in this particular incident for the record)

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Mainly luck. On the other hand triple captaining Bednarek would be nothing to do with luck

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          90% luck, 20% maths apparently. 😕

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      He got yc?

  7. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Oh.......well, what is this now

  8. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Damn. Was hoping Soucek > Hames would be a differential, not a bandwagon.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Keep it quiet

  9. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Drilled it in

    Assist Doucoure

  10. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    can man utd have a dgw26?

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      If they beat West Ham in the CUp. Would be Crystal Palace.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        thanks a lot. think i will go back to rashford as a replacement for soucek

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Hehehe.

    Hamez or DCL in? Hmmm

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Doucoure triple c incoming

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno off he bonus

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Good! (owner)

  14. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Why is that a DCL assist

    We had the same issue when they didn’t give Chilwell a similar one

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno had one against Fulham that was given tho

    2. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Assist should be a pass to scorer, not palmed by keeper
      Dcl owner by the way !

      1. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I agree even though I have DCL starting.

        This goes the same for any shot saved by the keeper and a player scoring the rebound

    3. The Spirit of 1999 Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      the only people complaining about the DCL assist are those who benched him. I didn't and I'm not complaining.

    4. Saka_me_sideways
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I’m still waiting for that Chilwell assist to be added...

    5. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      To be honest I’m not sure why there is so much inconsistency,

      Remember the Sanchez assist that rebounded off two Leicester City players before finding its way to Utd for a goal?

      Sometimes it doesn’t make sense

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Mike Dean would have gave red for that

  16. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Rodriguez better shout for the double than DCL?

  17. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    We all should've got Doucore in for the DGW instead of Pope.

  18. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Yes bringing in Shaw has broken Utd.

  19. Kaneyonero
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Well at least that means DCL come in for Soucek as he got zero right? 😉

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Fo sho

  20. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Pattern tf up this is terrible

  21. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Get in

    Bruno (c) + DCL 😀

    1. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Same

  22. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Say it everytime. Highly owned players in FPL always get given dodgy assists.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      This is true

  23. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    DCL, Targett and Martinez on my bench.

    Stones hatrick to.complete the set.

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yes please.

  24. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    3 - Doucouré (30)
    2 - Cavani, Fernandes (26)

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno was on 22 10 seconds ago

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Yep, that's fpl for you

  25. Tinkermania
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    That's the other thing that happens when POGBA is not on the pitch! 2-2

  26. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    What rule makes it a DCL assist?

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Rock paper scissors

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I’d love to know, makes absolute ZERO sense

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        This

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Mark ownership rule

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      The Mark Rule

    5. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Should have been Fernandes’s

    6. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      You not know this game is fixed yet

  27. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    DDG -> Pope may have been a decent transfer after all

  28. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Harry Maguire is to blame for both of those goals. Way too slow to stop DCL from charging into the box and getting the cut-back and then way too slow to close down James as well.

    He's not fit to be the starting CB let alone be captain of this MUN team.

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      He is, but he needs a pacey CB next to him.

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        He has one. I don't think United's defense would be worse with a CB pairing of Lindelof and Bailly.

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        You are so wrong, he is not good enough

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Liverpool would be happy to have him atm though.

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Slab head 🙁

  30. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Bet your life that even if Doucoure scores two more goals, Bruno gets 3 bonus points