Manchester United vs Leeds United Preview

Image from Optus

Manchester United are set to take on Leeds United in their second preparation fixture tomorrow in what could become a pre-season grudge match between two old rivals. 

United got their tour off to a successful start on Saturday after a solid 2-0 victory against Perth Glory with the goals coming from Marcus Rashford and James Garner. The Red Devils put themselves through their paces, showing off their already impressive fitness levels in the tour opener. 

Leeds have just arrived in Australia for a double header against United and Western Sydney Wanderers. Their head coach, Marcelo Bielsa, elected to take half of his squad to Australia and leave the other half behind in England for extra fitness training. The Whites have already got two pre-season games under their belt, albeit against low-level opposition, meaning they could prove a good test to a United side that is still largely out of rhythm. 

Teams: Manchester United vs Leeds United 
KO: 17th July 2019 12:00pm GMT
Location: Optus Stadium 
Managers: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcelo Bielsa 

Team News:
After missing a few bodies in their pre-season opener, United are set to be boosted by the returns of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and the availability of Luke Shaw, who came off injured, late on against Perth. The manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, explained that while the whole team bar Lee Grant is fully fit and available, Luke Shaw may be excluded from selection against Leeds as a precaution. United’s opponents for this game will be far from full strength as half of the team remain in England, but of those who came to Australia, Marcelo Bielsa has a fully fit squad available for selection. 

Predicted Lineup:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Young, Pereira, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

Score Prediction:
United to win 3-1.


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