Manchester United have a chance to keep hope in the top four. Because this weekend they face Leeds United .
In the last two seasons United have a slick record against Leeds. They are always a goal feast, especially when the game takes place at Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal instinct has also returned. Not to mention the performance of Bruno Fernandes who has been productive again in the last few matches.
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However, that does not mean victory will be achieved easily. The Red Devils continue to be plagued by problems in their squad.
The latest on the issue of removing the captain’s armband Harry Maguire. However, this issue has been firmly denied by Ralf Rangnick.
From the host side, the Whites are still having trouble finding consistency. The back line is a concern because they are too easily broken by the opponent.
However, Marcelo Bielsa is still eyeing points to improve the team’s position on the standings board. Because now they are only four points from the relegation zone.
Leeds have only lost 2 of the last 8 home matches.
Throughout this season, Illan Meslier’s goal has only kept 2 clean sheets at Elland Road.
The Whites failed to win in the last 3 matches.
United are unbeaten in their last 6 Premier League matches.
The last 7 visits to the opponent’s headquarters in the Premier League, the Red Devils have only won 2 times.
United have always managed to score goals away from home this season.
Of the last 9 visits to Elland Road, United have only lost once.
In the last 4 meetings, United have scored 14 goals against Leeds.
This is the first time Marcelo Bielsa and Ralf Rangnick have met.
5 times against United, Bielsa recorded 2 wins and 2 defeats.
In his coaching career, Bielsa’s team has only failed to concede against United once.
Rangnick had never met the Whites before.
Leeds United vs Manchester United will be led by Paul Tierney.
The last 8 matches led by Tierney, the home team is unbeaten.
Leeds have only won 3 of their last eight games led by Tierney.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in the last 10 matches led by Tierney.
Paul Tierney has only once led the Leeds United vs Manchester United match and the Red Devils won.
Top Scorer : Raphinha (8 goals)
Top Assist: Mateusz Klich (2 assist)
Top Rating: Raphinha (7,13)
Top Scorer : Cristiano Ronaldo (9 goals)
Top Assists : Paul Pogba (8 assists )
Top Rating: Bruno Fernandes (7,15)
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Patrick Bamford, Kelvin Phillips and Liam Cooper have all been ruled out through injury.
Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas have recovered and are likely to be played by Marcelo Bielsa.
Daniel James and Raphinha will pair up in front of Leeds.
Raphael Varane is doubtful because he is not 100 percent fit.
Victor Lindelof is likely to be paired again with Harry Maguire in the heart of defence.
Ralf Rangnick relied on Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho on the wings again.