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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).


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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Rodrigo would have been an interesting differential in a draft team this week
    Same expected stats per 90 as Raphinha this season and with Bamford out he had more touches in the penalty area last game than in all other matches combined

  2. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Traore @ Wolves = 1ST Transfer OUT! #rage

  3. Paulie Walnuts
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Hi etc.

    Gray or Decoure?