Man United will take on Leeds United in today’s opener as Solskjaer hopes for early victory
The Red Devils come into today’s opener after a 4-0 finish against Friendly game opponents, Everton last week.
Leeds United will be returning to the home ground of their fierce rivals, Man United for the first time this season.
United finished 2nd last season while Leeds United finished 9th last season as they were a standout performer in the previous campaign.
Leeds United although will be looking to revenge their woeful 6-2 loss on the previous Old Trafford opener last December.
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Manchester United’s new signing, Jadon Sancho has only trained once with the squad and unlikely he will get minutes today but if he does then it won’t be full time.
Raphael Varane is majorly a doubt for the game today as he is yet to be registered neither has he begun training with the squad.
Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani won’t be available as the Uruguayan is isolating while Rashford is still recovering from his shoulder surgery.
Dean Henderson, Alex Telles, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Eric Bailey are all out too.
For Leeds United Diego Llorent is a doubt due to knee issues, but Junior Firpo and Jamie Shackleton are all available today.
Manchester United vs Leeds United Predicted Line Up
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shawberto; Matic, McTominay, Fernandes, Pogba; Greenwood, Martial.
Leeds United: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips, Klich, Dallas; Raphinha, Harrison, Bamford.
Manchester United vs Leeds United Prediction
Manchester United are looking all fired up coming off the pre-season and having finished the previous season as runner-ups are eager to compete immensely for the top spot this season.
An early entry into the zone starts with victory against Leeds United and that’s sure one thing Ole Solskjaer wants to materialize considering the faith put in him by the board.
Leeds United on the other hand won’t be an easy side for the Red Devils as they are long time rivals and have scores to settle after United disgraced them back in December.
The prediction for the game is Manchester United 3-1 Leeds United.
Paul Tierney [England]