Manchester United vs. Leeds United: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester United and Leeds United meet in the league for the first time since 2004 on Sunday as both look to build on impressive midweek wins.

Manchester United recovered from a goal down to beat Sheffield United 3-2 and record a tenth consecutive league away win.

Marcus Rashford scored twice in the win, with Anthony Martial opening his account for the league season.

Leeds United thrashed Newcastle United 5-2 on Wednesday evening as they opened up a nice gap over the relegation zone.

Jack Harrison’s goal at the end was the pick of the bunch as Leeds recorded just a second home win of the season.

Premier League form: Manchester United W4 D1 L0; Leeds United W2 D1 L2
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes 7 goals
Leeds United – Patrick Bamford 9 goals

Match history
Leeds United held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford when the pair last met in the league.

Alan Smith equalised for Leeds, however they were relegated from the top flight in 2004 and it took them 16 years to return.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester United 1 Leeds United 1 – 21/02/04
Leeds United 0 Manchester United 1 – 18/10/03
Manchester United 2 Leeds United 1 – 05/03/03
Leeds United 1 Manchester United 0 – 14/09/02
Leeds United 3 Manchester United 4 – 30/03/02

Team news
Fred, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw may return to the XI here as United rotate their squad.

Dean Henderson made an error in the win over Sheffield United meaning David de Gea will likely return.

Marcelo Bielsa is likely to name an unchanged XI, meaning Pablo Hernandez will again be on the bench.

The defensive pair of Robin Koch and Diego Llorente will again miss out.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-4-2): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes; Martial, Rashford
Leeds United (4-3-3): Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski; Rodrigo, Klich, Phillips; Raphina, Bamford, Harrison

Predictions

Result: Manchester United
Manchester United are hitting their stride and have won five of their last six

Correct Score: 2-1
There have been over 2.5 goals in Leeds last three games

Anytime Goalscorer: Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes is United’s top scorer and has failed to find the net in his last two games

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