Manchester United will face bitter rivals Leeds in the opening match of their Premier League season.

It will be the first game in front of a full house at Old Trafford since the Manchester derby in March 2020.

Making a fast start to the season is imperative for United if they want to launch a title challenge this time around.

We’ve put together everything you need to know about how to watch United v Leeds on TV and online.

When is Manchester United v Leeds on TV?

United v Leeds will take place on Saturday 14th August 2021.

The match will kick off a season that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope ends with silverware.

Manchester United Training Session
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What time does Man Utd v Leeds kick-off?

United v Leeds will kick off at 12.30pm.

The corresponding fixture between the two sides last season was a thriller, which ended up 6-2 to United.

What TV channel is Man Utd v Leeds on?

You can watch the buildup to the game from 11.30am on BT Sport 1.

The game will also be shown on BT Sport Ultimate, for those who have that function.

Manchester United v Everton - Pre-season Friendly
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How to live stream Man Utd v Leeds online

BT Sport customers can live stream the game via the BT Sport app on a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets.

They can also watch it by visiting www.bt.com/sport/watch/live-now/bt-sport.

 

Man Utd v Leeds team news

Alex Telles, Dean Henderson, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani are sure to miss this one.

Jadon Sancho has trained this week and should be involved from the bench at the very least.

Raphael Varane has less training time and it would be a surprise if he started here.

Then of course plenty of players haven’t had much football and it remains to be seen whether Solskjaer goes with more players who have had fuller pre-seasons.

Leeds are without defender Diego Llorente, who is out injured.

Manchester United v Everton - Pre-season Friendly
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Our prediction

This will be a real test of United’s fitness. It hasn’t been an ideal pre-season and Leeds are the fittest team in the division.

They will run and run, and if any of United’s players aren’t up to speed, it will quickly show.

That said, United know the importance of a winning start; they cannot afford to lose ground in the title race already.

With a packed Old Trafford roaring them on, we’ve got to back United to get the job done.

Our prediction: United 2-1 Leeds

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