Manchester United will clash against their old-time rivals, Leeds United as they hope to keep the pressure on Manchester City.
Manchester United have been in terrific form off-late, winning all five of their last matches. The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League table, 11 points behind their local rivals, Manchester City, with a game in hand. They will now travel to Elland Road on Sunday, to face their old-time rivals, Leeds United in an intriguing Premier League clash.
Eric Bailly is back in contention for a place in the starting lineup, after recovering from an injury. Marcus Rashford is a doubt for the game, given that he is still nursing a foot injury. Anthony Martial has been ruled out of the season, after an injury he picked up during the international break.
Dean Henderson will continue to start between the sticks for the visitors. The 24-year old has managed to get the nod over the experienced, David de Gea in goal for the league fixtures. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have developed a solid partnership at the back, and will hold their places in the starting lineup.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a certain starter at right-back, whereas, Luke Shaw will occupy the left-back position. The latter has been one of the most improved players this season and has finally seen his career at Old Trafford take off.
Scott McTominay scored a brace against Leeds United last time around and will start as the centre-defensive midfielder on Sunday. Fred will operate besides the Welshman in midfield and will look forward to making key passes to open up a vulnerable Leeds defence.
In the absence of Anthony Martial, his French compatriot, Paul Pogba has operated from the left side of midfield. The former Juventus midfielder is expected to hold his place in the starting lineup against Marcelo Bielsa’s men. Mason Greenwood has been the Red Devils standout player in the past two months. The youngster has been a regular name on the scoresheet off-late and scored a vital brace against Burnley, last week. He will continue to operate from the right side of the midfield.
Bruno Fernandes has 24 goals and 14 assists to his name this season and will start as the attacking midfielder at Elland Road. The Portuguese international has a tendency of playing defence-splitting passes and gets himself into goal-scoring areas which will be crucial against Leeds. His last league goal came against Manchester City in March, and he would hope to add a few more goals to his tally before the season draws to a close.
Edinson Cavani has scored in three consecutive games for Manchester United. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has been getting more playing time, after Anthony Martial’s injury, and he has grabbed his opportunities with both hands. The Uruguayan striker’s movement off the ball is commendable, as was demonstrated by his late goal against Burnley, last weekend.