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Lead City Vs Man United Expected Line-up as Solskjaer sweats on Marcus Rashford fitness

The last time these two teams met at Old Trafford in December, Man Utd had a triumphant 6-2 win over Leeds in what was a thrilling and action-packed game.
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This Sunday, Manchester United take a trip to Elland Road for the first time in 18 years where they will face Leeds in their next Premier League away fixture.

The last time these two teams met at Old Trafford in December, Man Utd had a triumphant 6-2 win over Leeds in what was a thrilling and action-packed game.

Man Utd currently sit in second place in the Premier League table with 66 points, 11 points behind Man City. Whereas, Leeds Utd are currently sitting in tenth place with 46 points, 3 points behind Everton in eighth place.

Both Man Utd and Leeds Utd are unbeaten in their last five league games, therefore this fixture looks set to be another exciting meeting.

Expected Lineup

Man Utd (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani

Dean Henderson, who has featured in Utd’s last few Premier League games, will likely get the nod in goal ahead of David de Gea.

At the back, even with the return of Eric Bailly, it is likely to stay the same as their previous game with all four players having had a week’s rest.

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In the middle, Fred and McTominay may retain their partnership after proving to be defensively reliable for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ahead of them, Bruno Fernandes will almost certainly retain his place as the attacking midfielder.

With Rashford still suffering with an ankle injury, Paul Pogba may be recalled to the left wing after putting in some impressive performances as of late. Mason Greenwood may also retain his poition on the right-wing after his two goal match-winning performance against Burnley last weekend.

Edinson Cavani may therefore lead the line for Utd with Anthony Martial still out with a knee injury.

Donny van de Beek will have to settle for a place on the bench, however he will be pushing for a recall after getting some rare playing time last weekend against Burnley.

Leeds Utd (4-4-1-1): Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski; Costa, Phillips, Dallas, Harrison; Roberts; Bamford.

With Liam Cooper and Rodrigo out of contention for the game and Raphinha yet to re-join the squad in training, there is a chance Bielsa will stick with the same starting line-up as was used against Liverpool.

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