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Leeds United vs Manchester United: Premier League preview, team news & predicted starting XI

Manchester United and Leeds United will rekindle their rivalry this weekend in another round of Premier League football.

Leeds have endured a difficult league campaign, ultimately leading to the dismissal of manager Jesse Marsch.

Man United are playing well at the moment and will be eager to maintain their bid for a top-four place at Elland Road.

The Red Devils came from behind to pick up a 2-2 draw in their game on Wednesday and will be looking to pick up all three points this time around.

When and where will the game take place?

After playing four consecutive games on home turf, United will return to the road this weekend to face Leeds at Elland Road.

The game is set to be played on Sunday afternoon as the first Premier League game of the day.

Match Preview

Leeds United

The hosts have had their struggles this season but were on the verge of a memorable result at Old Trafford last time out.

They took the lead in the opening minute of the game with a well-taken strike from Wilfried Gnonto, before doubling their lead via an own goal from Raphael Varane.

However, they were pegged back by two quickfire goals from United midway through the second half but held on to pick up a point.

Leeds will now head into the rematch this weekend with confidence but could be without the services of Pascal Struijk and Luis Sinisterra after the duo came off injured at Old Trafford.

Manchester United

United were clear favourites to win the reverse fixture on Wednesday but started the game sluggishly and ultimately suffered the consequences.

The introduction of Facundo Pellistri and Jadon Sancho into the game at the hour mark saw momentum swing the way of the Red Devils.

The latter scored the leveller minutes after Marcus Rashford had halved the deficit.

Sancho could be handed his first start since October this weekend, while Marcel Sabitzer is expected to retain his starting spot.

Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay and Antony missed the reverse fixture and are not expected to feature this weekend.

Players to watch – Ayling vs Rashford

The league campaign is rapidly approaching its business end. Both sides will field strong XIs as they continue their fight for important points.

Luke Ayling captained the Whites at Old Trafford and produced a strong performance, making a game-high 11 tackles on the night.

The full-back will now look to impress on home turf this weekend and lead his side to victory.

After Alejandro Garnacho’s sub-par performance on Wednesday, Erik ten Hag could return Marcus Rashford to his familiar position on the left, which could work in United’s favour.

Rashford has scored 20 goals for United this season and will have a major role to play at Elland Road.

Leeds United vs Manchester United Predicted XI

Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Maximilian Wober, Junior Firpo; Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie; Crysencio Summerville, Jack Harrison, Wilfried Gnonto; Patrick Bamford.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Marcel Sabitzer, Fred; Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Wout Weghorst.