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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. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Everything I touch is the opposite of gold got in Lacazette in for Cavani - started Lacazette (plays 59) meant I benched watkins.

    Plus I captained Soucek looked lovely v Fulham I thought - physical play he could destroy them.

    Team is linked if you want to see one catalogue of a disaster after another over a fair few gameweeks.

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ouch .. better luck next time

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Wow unlucky

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Commiserations. I’ve been trying to make the Arsenal Man U striker double up work for some time. Difficult with such inconsistent players.

    4. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Tough break.

      I have owned Soucek for 10 weeks.

      Branched all 6 of his goals and played every week he blanked culminating in today's last minute red 😀

      Couldn't make it up

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        You sound even better than I am at this stuff! 😀

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bruno to punish me now. I deserve the punishment

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dirty, dirty, Fudgy...
      Whats my name ?!!

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mike Dean really is an idiot, never a red card.

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Absolute jokeshop!

  4. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Look at the bright side you won't have benching headache now

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Will be rescinded

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

    So done with this week already. Soucek so close to returns and then a bull RC at the end. 50/50 bench decision because of strong front 8 meant Watkins benched for him.

    Ridiculous

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      you made the right decision imo, hard luck (as usually happens)

  6. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Wow, that's rough

  7. GinjaWhinja
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    This game is dead.

    These referees are either evil or idiotic. Ruining the game each and every week.

    Worst red card decision in years.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Mike Dean is the worst

  8. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Okay, how has Mike Dean managed to convince the authorities that he's capable of doing a job as a PL ref?

    1. GinjaWhinja
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      He should get a 10 match ban for unsportsmanlike conduct

  9. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I had a feeling it was going to be a bad week

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Me too

  10. CABAYE4
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    What does it take for a referee to be demoted?

    Mike Dean deserves a long stint in League 2. Consistently shows a complete lack of understanding of footballers.

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      He's the worst. He should be long gone

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Did Soucek’s actions endanger his opponent?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Rhetoric 😛

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Mitrovic head butted Soucek's arm

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ssssshhh, citing the rules isn't allowed in here!
      (I do think it was very harsh though)

  12. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Creswell 3 bonus points for what exactly? A cross in the first half

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dividend for owners

    2. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Seems like he was on 2 then once Soucek got the Red card, he popped up to 3. Well, for Cresswell & Soucek owners like me that softens the blow.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Not what happened...

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Tall man trying to move his arm over a midget = Red

    Lmfao

  14. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    This is NEVER a red card! And then people ask why there aren't any English refs at major tournaments...

  15. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mitrovic is so soft. If he wouldn't fall on the floor and acted like his head was smashed against the wall 10 times, there could be no card at all. Such a p*ssy move by supposedly tough guy.

  16. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    On 6 with 4 played. Bench 15/2

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

    Really need to start listening to gut. Wanted to punt on Coufal to Alonso or Cresswell for a one-week punt before getting Mee for the DGW (had 2FT nothing else to do).

    Instead, that idea got shot down massively with people saying it was dumb, and just to go for Mee this week. Massive fail.

    Yes I listened and did it, and yes I shouldn’t have.

    1. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Cry me a river, big deal.. I captained Antonio, more gutted than you

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I’ve started unironically doing the opposite of what is usually suggested

  18. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Great start to GW
    Bought Pope and benched Sanchez
    Benched Coufal and Konsa, played Soucek

    Fernandes captain. Sorry owners

  19. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bruno EO?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Huge 140%-ish

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  20. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Got a lot of heat talking Bruno over Antonio, let’s see where it ends up

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Blank apiece

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno is the most captained player this week.

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah but the xG fanboys were out in force pre deadline and didn’t like me talking sense about Bruno over Antonio

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Maguire brace needed

  22. jammie26
      4 months, 6 days ago

      As a non Soucek owner, i thought that was quite amusing.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Are you a non football fan too?

        1. jammie26
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Villa fan so yeah.

        2. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          As a Soucek owner whose got practically all his points I’ll just enjoy the many people who missed them

        3. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          You mustn't like football then. Idiot!!

      2. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        1 assist frm my capt in 7 gws.

        Missed all Souceks pts

        Played him today.

        Benched Martinez 1st time ever and played Pope.

        I used to be good at this game (:

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        The Ben Godfrey show starting soon.

      4. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Anyone want to take over captaincy decisions for me?

        My last good captain pick was gw14, and even then, it wasn't the "correct" pick.

      5. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Only three points worse off and it should get rescinded but I’m so furious with Mike Dean!!!

      6. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        How many goals for Cavani?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Zero

      7. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Soucek RC irrelevant. Everyone played him anyway.

        1. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          50% top 10k didnt

        2. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Far from "irrelevant."

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

        Soucek+Antonio OUT

        Raphina+Bamford IN for 25?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          That’s my plan.

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

        Lesson learnt - stop largely listening to comment advice on here and just go with gut.

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

          Advice is just an advice. There are many floating around. You're the one who is making a decision based on an information or some logical reasoning.
          You can go with your gut feeling (but that's luck).