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Football news - Paul Pogba on the bench again, Romelu Lukaku returns for Fulham match

Pogba on the bench again, Lukaku returns for Fulham match

09/12/2018 at 00:17Updated 09/12/2018 at 01:42

Paul Pogba starts as a substitute once again as Manchester United host Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Pogba only featured as a substitute in United's midweek 2-2 draw against Arsenal and he has failed to make Jose Mourinho's starting line-up again for their match against Premier League strugglers Fulham.

Romelu Lukaku was also dropped to the bench in Wednesday's draw against the North London side, but he returns to start in an attacking trio of Lukaku, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

Mourinho has made four changes for the match, returning to a back four. Luke Shaw has been named as a substitute after returning from injury, which eases the club's defensive injury crisis.

Anthony Martial misses out completely after coming off with an injury in the Arsenal match.

Fulham make five changes from the midweek draw against manager Claudio Ranieri's former club Leicester City.

Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Young (c), Herrera, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Rojo, Shaw, Fellaini, Fred, McTominay, Pogba.

Fulham: Rico, Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Schurrle, Seri, Anguissa, Sessegnon, Cairney (c), Mitrovic. Subs: Bettinelli, Kebano, Johansen, Vietto, Christie, Cisse, Kamara.