Leeds will renew their rivalry with Manchester United this Sunday as they welcome the Red Devils travel to Yorkshire in what is their 33rd match of the Premier League season.
Stadium: Elland Road
- Leeds United are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, winning three and drawing two.
- They have scored fifty goals and conceded fifty in the league this season.
- They have also won 14 and lost 14 games in the league this season, and except Sheffield United in bottom place, they are the team with the least draws (four draws).
- Manchester United are on a five-game winning run in all competitions.
- They have suffered just one loss in their last 22 games in all competitions.
- The Red Devils are unbeaten in the league in 12 games, with their last defeat coming against Sheffield United three months ago.
Following impressive results against Man City and Liverpool, Marcelo Bielsa‘s entertaining Leeds United side will play their third big club in three games, hoping to cause another upset.
“The Peacocks” are hosting their first Roses Derby since October 2003 and will be looking to get one over their rivals after falling to an embarrassing 6-2 win the last time both teams met.
The home team head into this tie as one of the league’s most in-form team following wins over Fulham, Sheffield United and Manchester City that were sandwiched between draws with Chelsea and Liverpool.
They are sitting comfortably in 10th place with 46 points and can move closer to the European spots if they can pick up all three points in this tie. However, they will do so without their skipper, Liam Cooper, who continues to serve his three-game ban following a straight red card in their win against City.
Rafinha and Adam Forshaw are injury doubts for this tie, while Rodrigo Moreno is expected back to training next week.
Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Helder Costa, Stuart Dallas, Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison; Patrick Bamford.
Premier second-best side, Man United travel to Elland Road for the first time since 2003, looking to extend their winning run to six games in all competitions.
The Red Devils are Premier League’s most in-form team, winning all five of their last five league games, scoring eleven goals and conceding just three in the process.
This match will be their 93rd league meeting with Leeds United. In those matches, they won 38 times, lost 23 times while drawing on 32 occasions. For this weekend’s tie, they are the favourites and will be confident of winning despite the host’s recent impressive form.
Anthony Martial (knee injury) and Eric Bailly (COVID-19 Infection) are the only major injury doubts for Solskjaer, with Phil Jones already back in training and likely to feature soon.
Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford.
Leeds United : Draw : Manchester United :: 4.00 : 4.20 : 1.75
Leeds United 2-2 Manchester United