Intro: Leeds United vs. Manchester United
With the Super League disaster fading away, we can thankfully get back to real football!
Match Build Up
This is the first time Leeds are hosting Manchester United in a league game since October 2003, a 0-1 defeat. They’ve not lost consecutive home league games against the Red Devils since October 1976. Manchester United won the reverse fixture against Leeds at Old Trafford 6-2 – only twice in the Premier League have they done the double over the Whites (1996-97 and 1999-00).
Leeds are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games (W3 D2), with the Whites last having a longer run without defeat in the top-flight in February/March 2002 (6). In all competitions Leeds have won just one of their last eight home games against Man Utd (D2 L5), losing each of the last three in a row.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 23 Premier League away games (W15 D8), with only Arsenal between April 2003 and September 2004 (27) having a longer such run in English top-flight history.
Manchester United Team News
Eric Bailly could once again be available for the Reds. The Ivorian has missed out on each of our last five games after testing positive for COVID-19, but returned to training earlier this week. Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are still expected to be absent with knee injuries.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani