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Predicted Man Utd line-up vs Leeds United, key duo dropped

Manchester United travel to Elland Road for a Premier League clash with Leeds United on Sunday.

The Red Devils returned to winning ways in midweek with a 2-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion.

They were second-best in the opening half but produced a much-improved showing following the interval.

It was partly assisted by Brighton’s own doing. The Seagulls went down to 10 men in the 54th minute.

Ultimately, United jumped back into the top four and now have the chance to secure successive wins.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

David de Gea has been simply sensational in goal for United this term. He came up with a superb acrobatic save to deny Brighton before the interval. The Spaniard is an undisputed starter and should feature on Sunday.

Raphael Varane was initially in the starting XI before being ruled out with a stomach bug.

Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire had a mixed performance together but are likely to continue in central defence with Varane being doubtful.

Eric Bailly has just returned to individual training after suffering a swollen ankle.

Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw have started the last four games as the full-back pairing. However, there could be a change this time.

Much of Brighton’s play came from the right wing with a couple of dangerous crosses into the box. Alex Telles could replace Shaw at left-back.

Paul Pogba is expected to return in midfield after being handed a breather against Brighton. Fred had a poor showing alongside Scott McTominay in midweek and was culpable for misplacing passes.

This saw Pogba replace him in the back end of the game. United controlled the proceedings better with the Frenchman, who bagged a late assist.

Further forward, there may not be any changes. Jadon Sancho was once again lively from the left wing and should have converted his clear-cut chance in the sixth minute.

However, the same could be said for Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, who were also poor with their finishing.

The trio are expected to start. Anthony Elanga may likewise continue on the right wing ahead of Marcus Rashford.

Elanga did not make a goal contribution but was pivotal to the win as his attempted run behind the defence paved the way for Lewis Dunk’s early sending off.

How Man Utd could line up against Leeds United

Stats from Transfermarkt.com.

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