Team news and stats ahead of Man Utd vs Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 4.30pm.
Edinson Cavani will be assessed before Manchester United’s Premier League clash with rivals Leeds.
The 33-year-old forward has missed the previous three matches with a groin complaint that will be checked ahead of Sunday’s match.
Defenders Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe should be available after what manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called “small injuries”, while goalkeeper David De Gea is pushing to start after Dean Henderson got the nod at Sheffield United on
Leeds have no new injury or suspension concerns.
Pablo Hernandez made his return from injury in the 5-2 win against Newcastle in midweek, coming off the bench and providing the assists for his side’s final two goals, so he could be pushing for a starting role at Old Trafford.
Centre-backs Robin Koch and Diego Llorente are still sidelined while fellow defender Gaetano Berardi and midfielder Adam Forshaw are long-term absentees.
How to follow
Man Utd vs Leeds United will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 4.15pm on Saturday; kick-off at 4.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Free highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
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Jones Knows prediction
Well this one will be fun, fun, fun.
With Leeds basing their whole game around one v ones, my whole philosophy regarding predicting a match outcome in their games is based around who simply has the better players. Leeds have beaten Fulham, Sheffield United, Aston Villa and Newcastle this season – all teams you’d expect to be in the bottom half of the table come the end of the season. But they have lost to Leicester, Liverpool, West Ham and Chelsea, teams very much on course for a top-10 finish.
Manchester United have the superior players in this one, so a high-scoring home win is the play.
But, a betting angle to consider is surrounding the total match shots market offered up by Sky Bet. Leeds have been involved in four of the top five games in terms of match shots this season (39,38,35,35). In fact, Leeds have created the most chances in the Premier League this season (151), which is a staggering achievement.
Manchester United are at their best when given space to work in and aren’t afraid of being involved in shot-crazy games themselves (35 vs Newcastle, 34 vs West Ham) – if there’s an early goal in this one then the game to have 29 or more shots at Evens with Sky Bet could prove to be one of the most lucrative Even money shots of all-time.
The most shots seen in any one Premier League over the past 10 years was when 52 was recorded as QPR beat Leicester 3-2 in 2014. That record could be under threat here – and Sky Bet are offering 250/1 for the game to produce 53 or more shots.
JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 4-2 (25/1 with Sky Bet)
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 15 home league games against Leeds (W9 D6), since a 0-1 loss in February 1981. This is the first league meeting between the sides since a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in February 2004.
- Leeds won their last away game against Man Utd in any competition, winning an FA Cup tie 1-0 in January 2010 thanks to a Jermaine Beckford goal.
- Man Utd have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games against Leeds (W8 D4), going down 0-1 at Elland Road in September 2002.
- Manchester United have played more home Premier League games against Leeds without losing than against any other club (P12 W8 D4).
- Manchester United lost their final league match before Christmas last season to Watford – they haven’t done so in consecutive years since 1995, when the second of these matches was a Christmas Eve loss at Elland Road against Leeds.
- Manchester United haven’t scored more than one goal in any of their last seven home Premier League matches – in their top-flight history, they’ve only gone longer without netting at least twice on one occasion, doing so in eight games between February-April 1920.
- Leeds won 5-2 in their last Premier League match against Newcastle United, the first time they have scored five goals in a top-flight match since April 2003 vs Charlton (6-1). This is the third time they have scored five goals in their last league match before facing Man Utd, with the other two also vs Newcastle (5-2 in 1929 and 5-0 in 1966).
- Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has beaten Manchester United twice in his managerial career, winning home and away with Athletic Club in the last 16 of the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League. Bielsa’s Athletic side were one of only two teams Sir Alex Ferguson faced as Man Utd manager more than once while losing each time, along with Borussia Dortmund.
- Paul Pogba made his senior club debut for Manchester United as an 18-year-old in a League Cup match against Leeds back in September 2011, replacing Ryan Giggs in the second half in a 3-0 victory for the Red Devils.
- Patrick Bamford has scored nine goals in his first 13 Premier League games for Leeds – a goal in this match would see him become the fastest Englishman to 10 Premier League goals for the Whites, and the fastest by any player since Mark Viduka in November 2000 (9 apps).
Pitch to Post Preview: Ancelotti and Arteta’s first years assessed; Plus Gareth Bale and Dele Alli latest, and why Leeds could trouble Man Utd
This week on the Pitch to Post Preview Podcast, Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Alan Myers and Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith to analyse Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta’s work at Everton and Arsenal, ahead of their one year anniversaries.
Who has done the better job? We also hear from SSN reporter Paul Gilmour on whether Tottenham will bounce back from a frustrating week against Leicester – and the latest on Gareth Bale’s fitness and Dele Alli’s future.
Plus Sky Sports feature writer Nick Wright assesses Man Utd’s 3-2 win at Sheffield United and makes his Pitch for why Leeds could upset Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford…
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