Our predicted MUFC XI for the Premier League away game vs Leeds United is now in.
It’s rare that you play the same side twice in a row in the Premier League, though that’s exactly what’s happened to Manchester United and Leeds United this week.
Due to a postponement earlier on the campaign, the fierce rivals will have played each other twice in a matter of a few days.
The teams drew the first game 2-2, with the Red Devils coming back from 2-0 down to salvage a draw. Under the circumstances, it wasn’t the worst draw you’ll ever see…
Anyway, this time around, United will be gunning for all three points, purely to keep up the positive momentum in the race for the top four.
Three players have been ruled out of this one, alongside the longer-term casualties, though Erik ten Hag still has a decent squad to choose from, so let’s get right into it…
Check out our predicted MUFC XI vs Leeds United in full here:
David de Gea will obviously start in between the sticks whenever possible, with the Spaniard hoping for a quiet afternoon in Yorkshire.
Diogo Dalot is back fit and available for selection. No doubt the Portugal international is still trying to build up his fitness levels ahead of getting back to 100%. Over on the left-hand side, Luke Shaw gets the nod. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez is a now-customary back two that we all trust.
Fred will start in that defensive-midfield position in Casemiro’s suspension absence, with Marcel Sabitzer playing yet again. The man from Austria was decent enough in midweek. Bruno Fernandes also plays. He stars in that number 10 spot just in behind the striker.
Marcus Rashford will be switched to the striker spot here, with the Englishman in the form of his life at the moment. To his right and left respectively is Jadon Sancho and Alejandro Garnacho. Their pace, skill and football intelligence should be enough to create plenty of chances for the aforementioned Rashford.
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