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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. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Come on then Bruno, punish me for capping Antonio. Bring it on....I need purification

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Disgusting player

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Haha, you made me chuckle cheers.

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Rashford has been a great differential for owners recently

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Stuck by him through the 4 or so straight blanks and he's finally turning gold

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Same - probably just about evening out

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      He’s effective in many ways

    3. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Has been fantastic of late. Full of confidence.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Jamtastix

  3. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Horror defending by Keane

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Brilliant cross with dip

  4. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    With 3 players tied on 27 in the West Ham game. Will Dawson still get a bap?

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Is it only when two players are tied?

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          Yes

          If there is a tie for first place, Players 1 & 2 will receive 3 points each and Player 3 will receive 1 point.
          If there is a tie for second place, Player 1 will receive 3 points and Players 2 and 3 will receive 2 points each.
          If there is a tie for third place, Player 1 will receive 3 points, Player 2 will receive 2 points and Players 3 & 4 will receive 1 point each.

          That is from the official rules, but 3 or more joint first means no one else gets points other than the 3 bonus pointers

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      3 get 3pts that's it

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Get in trash man!

  6. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    What a signing.

  7. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    De Gea assist?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No.

      Rashford

  8. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Cavani essential. What a player, what a talent.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Career record is outstanding

  9. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Nice defending by Everton...........

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    World class player

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Bloody Rashford

  12. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Ok need FT now thats fine.

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    A proper #9

    What a difference he’s made!

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      3 goals now in his last 11 games. What a player!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        The irony of a Firmino grav...

        He’s class.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Ticking

      3. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Sarrky? 😉

      4. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        He played 90 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in only 4 of them. He's a type of player who will score a lot if gets chances a lot.

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    The miracles that occur from playing Cavani over Martial.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      On current form, Martial should be back up for Rashford at LW. And Greenwood should be first choice at RW. Cavani up front.

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    13 from 5 so far, Watkins first sub and probably gonna stay there. What a week!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Top lad

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Don’t talk mate i am with antonio(c) soucek coufal

  16. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Bottomed cause of nice Cavani goal. Also Rashford looks fantastic lately:

    Thinking of doing:

    TAA out Mee in
    Wilson out Watkins in

    For next week or so and then WC.

    For a hit. Yay or nay.

  17. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Marcus in working out better than Mee in so far. Shame I captained Bruno ahead of him (although Bruno always out scores everyone by the end!)

  18. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Mark that, Cavani!

  19. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Rashford faces West Brom next week and Newcastle the week after.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Antonio > Cavani

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Maybe after SHU.

  20. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    AWB 1st on bench is going to get a CS isn’t he.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No

  21. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Sonny over Rashy went well ...

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Every return precious this gw

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Man Utd were 4-0 up vs Southampton and Bruno was blanking. A goal, 2 assists, a CS, and max BAPS. Loads of time for him to haul.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Mate this week is destined to be low scoring with all caps failing

  24. JBG
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Maguire just looks ridiculous every time he makes those runs.

  25. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone planning to captain Bruno next GW over a DGW player?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Nah. Probably Son to Sterling (C)

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      KDB update needed.

    3. Doctor Evil
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      I have triple captained him but it’s not going well

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No

  26. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Can't believe no one else tried to sign Cavani on a free.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Would’ve loved to have seen him in the prem about 5 years ago

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Wages too high probably.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Most likely high wages. Only Manchester clubs would pay that much

    4. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      To be fair, these numbers aren't amazing. Too old perhaps. https://www.flashscore.co.uk/player/cavani-edinson/Qgx2trzH/

  27. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Tough choice for me. Want a Burnley defender fir the double. Sell:
    A) Coufal
    B) Dallas

    Probably A?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Wont you want dallas the very next week?

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Yep. But Coufal fixtures look so good. Will sell Coufal in the end

  28. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Love sabotaging my own team. Swapped Pieters for Digne this morning 8)

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      One played against Brighton and one played away to United..

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    https://mobile.twitter.com/utdarena/status/1358151065292660744 - other Utd attackers looking much more involved.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      I'm not expecting any points anyway. Captained him for his clean sheet potential.

  30. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Forget C, Bruno not worth owning in this role...