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

Manchester United will face Leeds United on Wednesday in another round of Premier League football.

United picked up a narrow 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in their league game at the weekend and will hope for a much more comfortable outing this time around.

Leeds were beaten 1-0 by Nottingham Forest last time out after dominating possession for much of the game.

United have enjoyed plenty of success against the Whites since their return to the top-flight back in the 2019-20 campaign and will be targeting victory here.

When and where will the game take place?

United will host Leeds at Old Trafford this week to mark their fourth consecutive game on home turf.

The game is set to be played on Wednesday night as the only Premier League game of the day.

Match Preview

Manchester United

United are playing well at the moment and continued their good run of form with a win over Palace on Saturday.

Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring from the penalty spot after seven minutes before Marcus Rashford doubled United’s advantage just after the hour mark.

A red card to Casemiro midway through the second half allowed the Eagles to grow into the game and half the deficit to ensure a nervy finish to the game.

With the Brazilian midfielder now out with a suspension, Marcel Sabitzer is expected to start his first game for United on Tuesday, with Erik Ten Hag desperately short of options in midfield.

Leeds United

The visitors have endured an overall underwhelming campaign and are currently just outside the relegation zone.

They were beaten 1-0 by Forest last weekend and will perhaps feel they deserved something from the game.

Their poor run of results has prompted the dismissal of manager Jesse Marsch just under a year after his appointment.

It is yet to be determined who Leeds will hire to replace the American, although former Man United assistant manager Chris Armas could take charge of the midweek clash.

Players to watch – Sabitzer vs Adams

Both sides are fighting for points at opposite ends of the table and will undoubtedly field strong XIs.

Sabitzer signed for United on deadline day but could quickly be introduced to the starting XI after Casemiro’s suspension.

The Austrian midfielder showed glimpses of his quality against Palace last time out and will be looking to make a stronger impression this week.

Tyler Adams has been one of Leeds’ better performers this season, with the midfielder starting 18 of his side’s 20 Premier League games.

The 23-year-old has made the second-most tackles in the English top-flight this season and will be relied upon heavily on Tuesday.

Manchester United vs Leeds United Predicted XI

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Marcel Sabitzer, Fred; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Wout Weghorst.

Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Maximilian Wober, Pascal Struijk; Tyler Adams, Marc Roca; Luis Sinisterra, Jack Harrison, Wilfried Gnonto; Patrick Bamford.