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Manchester United hump to Elland Motorway in the Premier League for the first time in 18 years on Sunday.

Our high-flight opponents with Leeds United used to be renewed in December, as we triumphed 6-2 at Used Trafford, and a the same performance would be welcomed in the latest instalment of the dangerous-Pennines clash.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect recorded a fifth straight Premier League rob closing Sunday, whereas Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect are unbeaten in their closing five, so one thing must present at the weekend.

Here’s the entire lot you wish to understand earlier than the game…


The game gets underway at 14: 00 BST on Sunday and shall be broadcast live in the UK through Sky Sports activities. It’s seemingly you’ll be ready to additionally apply the motion through ManUtd.com and our Legit App, the put you’ll be ready to revel in live, in-game data through our Match Centre. MUTV will additionally be offering secure-up, live radio commentary and put up-match response, and can point out elephantine reruns of the 90 minutes from the following day.

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Eric Bailly could perhaps perhaps any other time be accessible for the Reds. The Ivorian has missed out on each and each of our closing five games after making an strive out determined for COVID-19, but returned to coaching earlier this week. Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are peaceable anticipated to be absent with knee accidents.

Leeds will definitely be without captain Liam Cooper, who is serving the 2nd of a 3-match suspension for the red card he used to be shown in the hot rob over Manchester City. Forwards Raphinha and Rodrigo sat out the 1-1 draw with Liverpool and are peaceable being assessed earlier than the weekend’s fixture.


We are the Premier League’s most in-have faith at the 2nd, having won our closing five games in succession, against Manchester City, West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley. The Reds are additionally unbeaten in 23 high-flight away matches, since a defeat to Liverpool in January 2020, and are chasing down Arsenal’s all-time document of 27, bother between 2003 and 2004. There is additionally the likelihood of joining the Gunners and Preston North Dwell because the finest golf equipment to full a entire marketing campaign without defeat on the toll road, if we can secure through Sunday’s game, plus upcoming journeys to Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, unscathed.

Meanwhile, Leeds have loved their first season aid in the quit flight, having been very without problems ensconced in mid desk for powerful of this term. The Whites will come into the game with deal of self assurance: they secured a memorable victory over Manchester City no longer too long ago, to boot to credible draws with high-four chasing Chelsea and Liverpool.


Leeds v United is one among the fiercest rivalries in English football, despite the reality that that is the first iteration of this divulge high-flight fixture for a generation. Our closing league talk to to Elland Motorway came in October 2003, when a plain Roy Keane blueprint gave us all three choices, despite the reality that two League Cup visits – each and each Reds victories – have come since. Our high-flight document in LS11 is basically determined, with 22 wins from 52 games (the remainder 30 matches are split 50/50 between draws and Leeds successes).


Leeds have won plaudits from neutrals this season for their attacking, possession-based entirely mostly kind of football, with the Whites taking part in the fourth-very best portion of the ball in the division. Key to that is midfield metronome Kalvin Phillips, who has established himself as an England traditional since making his debut for the Three Lions in September. Forward Patrick Bamford has additionally shone, with Harry Kane the finest Englishman to realize more high-flight targets this season. Luke Ayling is a buccaneering handsome-aid who ranks highly in each and each the passing and tackling charts, whereas on-mortgage Manchester City winger Jack Harrison has weighed in with some principal targets and assists in fresh months.


Bielsa is one among doubtlessly the most widely respected coaches in the trendy game. Credited as an early adopter of a entire lot of the game’s key 21st-century trends, equivalent to high urgent and heavy use of video analysis, the gentle Argentina boss managed Athletic Bilbao after they defeated United in the 2011/12 Europa League, at closing making it your entire technique to the closing. Leeds are the 10th diversified club the 65-yr-gentle has taken price of and, in his three years at Elland Motorway, he has turn into a hero in West Yorkshire, guiding the Whites aid to the Premier League closing summer after 16 seasons away.


Bielsa and his Athletic aspect panicked the Reds in 2012.


Referee: Craig Pawson

Assistants: Ian Hussin, Harry Lennard

Fourth legit: Lee Mason

VAR: Mike Dean

Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup


There are finest eight league fixtures this weekend due to the Carabao Cup closing, which takes remark on Sunday.


Arsenal v Everton (20: 00 BST)


Liverpool v Newcastle United (12: 30 BST)

West Ham United v Chelsea (17: 30 BST)

Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion (20: 00 BST)


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley (12: 00 BST)

Leeds United v UNITED (14: 00 BST)

Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion (19: 00 BST)


Leicester City v Crystal Palace (20: 00 BST)


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