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Ronaldo and Pogba benched but Shaw fit to start for Manchester United v Everton

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has been left out of the Manchester United starting XI by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the opening Premier League match of Gameweek 7.

The most-owned forward in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is joined by Paul Pogba (£7.8m) on the home bench, with the United boss making three changes from the side that lost to Aston Villa last weekend.

The injured Harry Maguire (£5.4m) is the other player to make way.

“Wednesday night was a big effort, big emotional and physical output, so we needed to freshen it up when it’s an early kick-off.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his team selection

Edinson Cavani (£8.4m), Anthony Martial (£7.6m) and Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) are the three players who didn’t start in Gameweek 6 who make the line-up today.

Luke Shaw (£5.4m) is fit to start, meanwhile, having been a doubt for this game because of illness and injury.

Shaw was the most-sold player of Gameweek 7, with just under one million Fantasy managers offloading him.

Above: The most-captained players among the top 10,000 FPL managers

The Everton team news is much more straightforward: head coach Rafael Benitez makes one change from last weekend’s 2-0 win over Norwich City, with youngster Anthony Gordon (£4.5m) starting in place of the injured Alex Iwobi (£5.9m).

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial, Cavani.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Pogba, Ronaldo, Lingard, Sancho, Telles, Matic, van de Beek.

Everton XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Mina, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Gordon, Gray, Townsend, Rondon.

Subs: Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Holgate, Gbamin, Davies, Branthwaite, Whitaker, Dobbin.

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  1. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Been impressed with gray.

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

      Very attacking player eye only for goal

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He's the sort of player that looks incredible until the moment I bring in

  2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      2 months, 3 days ago

      well 30 mins should be enough for ronaldo to get a goal atleast

      1. Dammit_182
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Let’s hope not…

        • The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Y

      2. The Mandalorian
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Alonso has been transferred out for Azpil by someone at Chelsea.

        https://twitter.com/insider_fpl/status/1444254257968996353?s=19

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah I think Chilwell starts this game.

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

          Rudiger been transferred out?

        3. Dusty Donut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          FFS..

        4. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          And some other teammate brought Alonso in!

          1. The Mandalorian
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            This was at the start of the week. The most recent transfer is Alonso Out!!!

      3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Enjoy the CS Shaw owners

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Jinx worked

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It’s brewing for Ronny

      5. Marxthetic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Played my WC this week and swapped Rom for Ron at the last minute and captained him, better score

      6. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I’d already braved myself for a Ronnie captain 2pter when I saw he was on the bench after deadline.

        Anything he gets from that is into pure bonus territory

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yes we may all end up being thankful for any minutes this week considering defense problems!

      7. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think it is time to drop Greenwood when Rashford is back. He’s starting to look quite selfish on the ball

        1. diesel001
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Greenwood should be backup for the first team. Man Utd's best XI has Fernandes, Rashford, Sancho and Ronaldo as the front four. The backups should be VDB, Martial, Greenwood and Cavani.

          1. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Lingard should not be at the club unless he is willing to be a super-sub.

        2. Marxthetic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The one time he wasn't selfish and played a lovely ball across the six yard box no one got on the end of it

      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Are utd about to go top of the league with 16 points from 7 games having not even gotten out of second gear yet?

        Looking ominous...

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

          Looks at fixtures and performances…

        2. diesel001
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Easy fixtures so far.

        3. Marvin that is called Marvi…
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          If you're suggesting that they are title contenders then I think you're getting a bit giddy.

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Oh for FS

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          *Smashes television with boot*

      9. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Shaw amongst the baps, hoooollllddddd

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

          9 pointer please

        2. Thanos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 3 days ago

          What a jinx!

      10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Shaw attacking return and CS inevitable as I transferred him out. You can thank me later.

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

          Same

        2. Egg noodle
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You were saying?

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Timing

        4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Haha

      11. 824545201
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Chilwell amd hudson odoi start

      12. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Townsend GOAL!

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Doucoure A

      13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        OMG townsend

      14. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ronaldo cappers, I know it's gutting he didn't start, but even if he blanks he still outscores my Bruno (C) last week 🙂

      15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Townsend essential.So is Doucoure

      16. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Does anyone else find the commentators fawning over ronaldo cringey?

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

          They always do it. Quite annoying

        2. Gunneryank
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yep, depends on which team though. Here in America I have the Drury/Beglin combo and they are quite good, not too much fawning.

          • BeaversWithAttitude
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yep!

        3. Gunneryank
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Antonio vice cap dreams dashed!

          • tbos83
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Townsend g

          • Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Well, there it is

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ffs, United defence concedes AGAIN

          • TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Townsend has been such a hero for me

            1. BeaversWithAttitude
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Love Andros!

          • Thanos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Oh yeah.... MU CS busted!

            1. Gunneryank
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Yes! Celebrating silver linings!

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Alonso LW?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  *LF

            2. diesel001
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Townsend G
              Doucoure A

              Shaw CS busted

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

                Good news at least

            3. The 12th Man
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Get in there

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

              SIUUUU

            5. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Shaw cs gone!

            6. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Goal Manchester United

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Concede!!

            7. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Andros with the CR7 celebration to rub it in