Match Preview: Leeds vs. Manchester United

Just days after Manchester United played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Leeds at Old Trafford, the age-old foes are set to lock horns once more at Elland Road this weekend.

The Reds travel to West Yorkshire on Sunday for the 14:00 GMT kick-off looking to tighten our grip on a place in the Premier League’s top four, while Leeds are set to play their second match since the dismissal of manager Jesse Marsch.

Wednesday’s clash at the Theatre of Dreams saw Erik ten Hag’s side come back from two goals behind to earn a point, with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho’s second-half strikes canceling out Willy Gnonto’s early effort and Raphael Varane’s unfortunate own-goal shortly after the interval.

Casemiro remains ineligible for the Reds for this one, as he serves the second of his three-match ban, following his dismissal in our win over Crystal Palace last week.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (illness), Anthony Martial (hip), Antony (leg) and Scott McTominay (unspecified) also missed Wednesday’s meeting with the Whites, and Ten Hag could give an update on the fitness of the quartet prior to Sunday’s encounter.

Diogo Dalot started against Leeds, while Jadon Sancho came off the bench to grab the equalizer, as he works his way back into the team following his absence earlier in the season.

Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek remain sidelined for a lengthy period.

For the hosts, Rodrigo, Archie Gray, Adam Forshaw, Liam Cooper, and Stuart Dallas remain out, while Luis Sinisterra and Pascal Struijk were both withdrawn in the first half of our midweek clash and are, therefore, doubts for this one.

United hasn’t lost away to Leeds since 2002. The goalscorer on that day was Harry Kewell, and the Reds have enjoyed successful trips to Yorkshire ever since.

Going back to 1906, the Reds have only suffered an away defeat 15 times, winning on 23 occasions and drawing 16.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

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