Premier League 2022-23 : Man United vs Leeds United Match Preview and Lineups

Man United vs Leeds United
GAME Man United vs Leeds United
DATE 9/02/2023
TIME 01:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Old Trafford
LEAGUE Premier League

Match Preview of Man United vs Leeds United

Manchester United will endeavour to stretch their winning run at Old Trafford to 14 games in all tournaments when they face managerless Leeds United - in the first of two meetings in the space of a week - in Wednesday's Premier League battle at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag's 10 men saw off Crystal Palace 2-1 at the weekend, while the Whites' relegation fears deepened following a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Being forced to navigate the final 20 minutes of their clash with Crystal Palace with 10 men was not what the doctor ordered for Man United, especially when the player sent for an early bath was one-man midfield screen Casemiro after he inexcusably grabbed Will Hughes round the neck with two hands.

However, the Red Devils had already put themselves two goals to the good by that point through Bruno Fernandes's penalty and Marcus Rashford's 10th Premier League goal of the season, and the hosts held on despite Jeffrey Schlupp's looping consolation.

Those early-season defeats to Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion now feel like an eternity ago for Erik ten Hag's men, who are in the driving seat for Champions League football as they sit comfortably in third place in the Premier League table, and Manchester City are now just three points clear of their local adversaries following their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

A fourth successive win in all competitions only helps further build up a head of steam for Man United ahead of their double-legged Europa League tie with Barcelona and EFL Cup final versus Newcastle United later this month, and each of the Red Devils' last 13 home games has ended in victory.

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag's team has scored two or more goals in 12 out of their games, with the only exception being a 1-0 victory against West Ham United in October. They have only allowed six goals to be scored against them at Old Trafford, making it one of the strongest home defensive records in the league, tied with Newcastle.

Our Predicted Lineups

Man United possible starting lineup:De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

Leeds United possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Wober; Adams, McKennie; Sinisterra, Aaronson, Gnonto; Rutter

Who will win the match?

We say: Manchester United 3-0 Leeds United. Man United may have lost three of their four Premier League contests in which Casemiro has played no part, but Ten Hag's free-flowing side should not allow recent history to repeat itself here. Skubala has affirmed that he will embrace the baptism of fire that awaits him, but the caretaker manager will not be expecting miracles from his side here. The Red Devils' margin of victory should not be as great this time, though.

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