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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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1,509 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Shawful

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Utd reaply aren’t very good

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

      Need Phillips or Rice to replace Fred in the first XI

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

        Not sure why Rice would step down to Utd.

  3. bombonera
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Chilwell is starting for Chelsea

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Nope

        1. bombonera
            2 months, 3 days ago

            CHO too

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

        Shaw > cancelo done (exact money)

        Cancelo injuries inbound

      3. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Greenwood and Gray owner, just here to assist the assisters

      4. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        So glad that United cleanie is wiped, get in!!

        1. Dammit_182
            2 months, 3 days ago

            It’s a beautiful thing. Now Ronnie to blank….pretty please

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Hope so!!

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

            The feeling I used to get when Salah blanked, I miss that feeling but also hate playing the game negatively

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

          All setup for the Bruno winner and 3 BAPs then

          1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Greenwood

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

              Yes Greenwood Assist that's right

        3. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          If I don't refresh FPL, do I still get to keep Shaw's 6 points?

          1. Dammit_182
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yes

            • Forgetmeknot
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Pretty sure that’s how it works. Unfortunately you dont get any of the others yet to play either

          2. Forgetmeknot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            As shaw now leaves on wc, what an anti climatic first 7 weeks of ownership he has been

          3. Joey Tribbiani
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            10 games without a CS at home now for Utd?

          4. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Doucoure is so sick, hopefully he gets baps, deserves them

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Sick?! What has he got? Hope it’s not lupus or anything

              1. teneighty
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                It's never lupus.

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Indeed, excellent control to release the ball

          5. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Dont know what Ronaldo is gesticulating about, Harry Kane would have saved that

          6. MITHRRANDIRR
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Proper shithousery from Townsend with that Siuuuuu celebration.

          7. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Chilly time!!!!

            1. Mr Ozil
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yes please

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

            Doucure the next yaya toure

            1. Joey Tribbiani
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              actually tho

          9. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Optus coverage in AU must be wayyyy behind
            you guys called the goal before United took their corner

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

              Tis terrible

          10. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I LOVE tripling up on Gray/Doucoure/Townsend

            What a goal

            1. Gunneryank
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Wow that's some belief. Nice. Benitez is class too, always have time for him.

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

              Who is on commentary here? They sound like they are wearing a Man U shirt. Sounded gutted when Townsend scored

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

              Think the poster, Sun Jihai, got Chilwell in this GW

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

              Shaw and Lindelof both going for the same man and leaving Townsend wide open for the goal. Shocking defending

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

                Docoure has that magnetism sucking people towards him

                He's been a nightmare all day, would be terrifying to play against him

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

                Replay of the defending for Martial's goal

                I trust neither defence because of stuff like this

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

              That Everton goal was incredible

              Gray 10/10
              Doucoure 11/10
              Townsend 8/10

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

                Why Townsend only gets 8? Perfect finish

              2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                What did townsend do wrong?

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

                8/10 is very very good lads, but Doucoure & Gray were supernatural in the build up

              4. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                *Townsend 10/10

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

                Gotta admit it was quite perfect

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

              Wasn’t sancho suppose to have some pace? Lad is running in treacle

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                He plays for Ole now!

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

              Alonso playing LF?

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

                Left back on the team bus

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

                  Strange decision to drop him, hope they lose 0-3 now

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

              Pogba on
              Fred off

            9. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Played Doucoure over Jota.

            10. MITHRRANDIRR
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Looking at the replay, Townsend botched that Siuuu shithousery there.

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

                Yep 😆

            11. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/09/28/sell-ronaldo-for-lukaku-in-gameweek-7-what-fpl-managers-are-thinking/?hc_page=6&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_24196469

              Posted this the other day about where ManUtd have conceded all of their goals from (bar last week's from a corner) and where they've left gaps at the back, same again today

            12. Zilla
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              2 pre assists is pretty annoying

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

                Gray & GW here

                1. Werner Bros
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Likewise

            13. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Pogba's haircut.... 😀

            14. Joey Tribbiani
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              never watched Bundesliga, Sancho is slooooow