For the second time in seven days, Manchester United and Leeds United will lock horns. The teams played out a very entertaining 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in midweek, but this weekend’s fixture will see the sides clash in Yorkshire, with the Whites having home advantage.
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Manchester United’s excellent winning run at Old Trafford was brought to an end by Leeds in midweek, as the Red Devils found themselves battling back from 2-0 down. Leeds started the quicker of the two sides, and took the lead inside a minute through Wilfred Gnoto. The Whites were in dreamland early in the second period, as an own goal by Raphael Varane gave them a healthy advantage to defend.
However, United came storming back in the final half an hour. Marcus Rashford continued his hot streak in front of goal with the first goal for the Red Devils. Jadon Sancho then marked his first appearance in the Premier League since October by netting the equalising goal with just 20 minutes remaining. United had their opportunities to win the game, but Varane’s header in the final ten minutes was the closest that they came.
The point means that United remain third in the standings coming into the weekend’s fixtures, but they could be overtaken by Newcastle United before taking to the field at Elland Road. The Red Devils have still lost just once in their previous six, but that defeat was suffered in their most recent game on the road against Arsenal.
Leeds would likely have taken a point before the game at Old Trafford, and it was enough to see them move up to 16th in the standings. The Whites could still drop into the relegation places before this fixture on Sunday if West Ham and Bournemouth both pick up wins.
Leeds United vs Man United Head to Head
Manchester United were 4-2 winners on their previous visit to Elland Road. However, Leeds hasn’t lost back-to-back home games against the Red Devils since October 1976. But, United has scored 4+ goals on three separate trips to Leeds.
Leeds United vs Man United Prediction
The Red Devils were far from their best at Old Trafford in midweek, and the pressure will be on this weekend. However, Leeds has a poor home record, as they have won just once in their previous eight at Elland Road. We could see United avenging their draw in midweek on Sunday, and Bruno Fernandes looks like a solid shout for first goalscorer after scoring six previous goals against the Whites.
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