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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. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Antonio cappers rejoicing at the Bruno fail

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Not yet; in about an hour

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Let's not jinx it

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        This. Antonio (c) was a mistake, but I don't think Bruno is the right answer either. Son most likely is.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Timing

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            : D

  2. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Cavani unlucky great movement and intelligence shown to peel off the defender into space.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Great communication with Bruno after his cross narrowly misses him.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        His movement is unreal.

  3. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Rashford suddenly decided to go on an fpl run asa I sold him for son

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I know right.

      This is the single most frustrating season I can remember.

  4. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Anybody thinking of Pope captain next week?

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Would never cap a Burnley player.

      Not even in a triple game week 🙂

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

      Shame Duffy flashbacks.

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

        Autocorrect better than what was meant 🙂

      2. djman102
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Mark Schwarzer flashbacks for us old-schoolers.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Doesn't matter who I captain, they won't get more than 3 points.

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

      Yeah, Gundogan or Pope

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      No, Areola for me 😉

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

        Nip that idea in the bud immediately.

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Sold Areola for Pope and played instead of Martinez but Villa won so happy 😆

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

      Him or raheem

  5. Petey Pablo
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    My dream WC:

    Martinez-Pope
    Cancelo-Dias-Stones-Laporte-TAA
    Robbo-Shaw-Coufal-Cresswell-Maguire
    AWB-Justin-Alonso

    1. Saka_me_sideways
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Can’t do it... 4 city players

        1. Petey Pablo
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          OK Brighton look good too so make it Sanchez

        2. evilfish
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          He can, it's a dream.

          1. Saka_me_sideways
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Irony is lost on you then lol.

              1. evilfish
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                It most certainly is in this case.

      • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Bench gonna outscore the XI this week. Currently 15 from 2 vs 13 from 5...

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Kcco

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Eh

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Keep calm and carry on

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Cavani looks like the villain from Ghostbusters 2

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Shaw looks like the villain from Ghostbusters 1.

          1. Vertigo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Gozer the Gozerian?

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Nope ... Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

              1. Vertigo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Yeah, likes his grub that kid.

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Everton don't look interested at all

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          They are getting paid still, yeah?

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Everton looking uninspired.

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pogba off... Bruno time.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Crap...

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          It's not though, is it.

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            yes. it is

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

        Massive boost for Bruno cappers.

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pogba coming off. Good news for Bruno(c)

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Feel for pogba cappers..

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pog broke

      • Fred54
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Everton look like Liverpool.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          That's a bit harsh

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

          Harsh on Everton.

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pogba off...Bruno haul incoming

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pogba off = Bruno haul confirmed

      • Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Ok never like to see it, but this may help Bruno

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Next week captain sorted then...

      • squits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I've now picked 7 captain fails out of last 8 gws. The only success being kdb in the double and he didn't get much.

        Anyone else having such a bad run? Cant seem to get it right. Tried top picks, tried two slight differentials. Just doesnt work

        1. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Me!

        2. Jimmy Boy
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Been the same for me since around early November, have a look at my gameweek record if you like. Every week I try to go with the form and fixtures this season and just get done over every time.

          1. squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I've never had this before in my 5 previous seasons. As so many others have experienced similar i will put it down to the crazy season and not my bad choices! Haha. Each week my captain from the previous week scores points. It's unbelievably frustrating

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        This has been a disasterclass from Hamez so far.

      • Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        This is the single most frustrating season I can remember.

        Virtually every captain choice has blanked, sold players at the wrong and hits havent worked. It's a miracle I'm still clinging on to top 1million.

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno haul incoming

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        FFS

        Only reason I didn’t captain Bruno is because Pogba was going to play

        Of course he goes off injured

        This game honestly .....

        1. Tango74
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Why don’t u want Bruno to do well ?

            Just because u didn’t captain him ?

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Yes - he has 150% effective ownership

        2. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Anyone able to tell me who has had a shot on target for either team? (Obviously cavani cos he scored) but anyone else?

          1. thegame983
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Just Cavani

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Bruno from a fk... tried to catch the keeper out..

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Plans for DCL (C) being thrown out the window with aplomb.

        4. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Let’s have another goal and Bruno rest plz

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Come on Scotty Mac

        5. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Going well for us Son cappers so far...:)

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Get GW off & Martial on.
          GW too selfish not a team player

        7. deshawn7
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Wilson to DCL no brainer? Have enough ITB for move to Kane but probably a week or two too soon

        8. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          LMfAO

          Richarlison doing Richarlison things

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Who would win Rich vs Fred, no goalie from 20 yards?

          2. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Richarlison looks like he’s out of favour with his team mates.