Leeds United will be hosting Manchester United on Sunday. The fixture will take place at 7:30 pm IST on 20th February at Elland Road. Leeds will play their 24th match of the league whereas Manchester United will be playing their 26th match of the league. Both teams have struggled to find their form of last season but will want to win against each other because of their previous rivalry.
Leeds United are 15th on the Premier League table with just 23 points. They have failed to get the results they desired like last season. Moreover, an injury hurt Leeds were not able to provide backup to their injured players. It seems like the other teams have caught up with the style that Leeds play with and have found a way to tackle it.
Leeds United Premier League Form: W W L D L
Manchester United are currently 4th on the Premier League table but were supposed to challenge for the title at the start of the season. They recently got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win against Brighton. Man United have already beaten Leeds 5-1 this season and 6-2 last season. They will look forward to continuing their dominance at the away end too.
Manchester United Premier League form: W W D D W
Leeds United vs Manchester United: The Whites team news
Leeds United will be without Liam Cooper, Junior Firpo as they missed their match against Everton due to injury and are likely to do so against Man United.
Key players like Kavin Philips and Patrick Bamford could also miss this massive fixture against the rivals because of injuries. Daniel James could start the game as he has done for the past five games and will be excited to meet his former teammates.
Leeds United possible starting lineup
Illan Meslier; Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk; Luke Ayling, Mateusz Klich, Stuart Dallas; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison; Daniel James
Manchester United vs Leeds United: The Red Devils team news
Manchester United had to withdraw Raphael Varane from the starting lineup against Brentford due to illness. However, the club has recently confirmed that he will be back to face Leeds United along with the return of Edinson Cavani.
Nemanja Matic was another name who missed the match against Brighton but he could also be in the squad traveling to Elland Road. These injury boosts could help United a lot as United will be entering a tough fixture run after their match against Leeds.
Manchester United possible starting lineup
David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo
Leeds United 1-2 Manchester United
Manchester United will need a maximum level of focus in this game as a full Elland Raod could distract them easily. Leeds will try their best to snatch three points away from Manchester United. However, Man United will want to put on a winning streak after their recent win against Brighton and their individual player quality can help them defeat Leeds United.
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