There is a match on this weekend. And it’s a big one.

Manchester United visit Leeds United in the Premier League for the first time since the 2004/05 season.

United hammered Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford in an entertaining game which saw Scott McTominay score twice in the opening three minutes.

Any type of win will do this time, to keep up the pressure on City at the top of the table and help secure a Champions League spot too.

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A victory over Leeds would take a little bit of pressure off the players ahead of the home game with Liverpool next week, which is sandwiched between two Europa League semi-finals.

This has been rare week for United’s players, who have had the luxury of an entire week without a game since Sunday’s 3-1 win over Burnley.

The extra rest is helpfully timed against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, who have a reputation as one of the league’s fittest teams.

How will United line up?

Anthony Martial is United’s only injury absentee, unless you also count Phil Jones who has been missing all season.


This means Marcus Rashford has been able to have an extra week to recuperate and he is likely to start this one, despite not training this week so far. United know how to manage him and are likely just holding him out as a precaution.

Solskjaer started Dan James against Leeds in the home game, and while tempting here, it would mean leaving out either Rashford or Paul Pogba, and we can’t see that happening.

Even in-form Mason Greenwood faces a battle to get into the starting line-up, with Edinson Cavani expected to start up front.

In central midfield it should be taken as a certainty that Fred and Scott McTominay will start, they were especially effective in the home win over Leeds.

United’s back four should pick itself at this point with the players resting up, and Dean Henderson is likely to continue in goal.

Also of note, is Leeds missing captain Liam Cooper in central defence due to suspension.

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