Leeds United start tonight’s sport in opposition to Manchester United after sacking supervisor Jesse Marsh following a run of simply two wins of their final 17 Premier League video games. They’re seventeenth within the desk and keep away from the relegation zone solely due to higher aim distinction.
Tonight’s conflict is the primary of two back-to-back clashes between the groups battling at each ends of the desk. Leeds hope to keep away from drop zone as Man Utd look to shut hole on leaders Arsenal
Erik ten Haag’s males will transfer degree on factors with second-placed Manchester Metropolis in the event that they proceed their 13-game profitable streak and beat Los Blancos at residence to Outdated Trafford tonight.
Nonetheless, they are going to be with out influential midfielder Casemiro, who was serving a three-game ban following a purple card final trip in opposition to Crystal Palace.
Right here is every thing it is advisable to know forward of the Premier League sport:
When is the sport?
Manchester United meets Leeds on Wednesday, 8 February, Kick-off at 20:00 GMT.
How can I comply with the sport?
The sport is not going to be televised stay within the UK, however you possibly can comply with The Unbiased’s stay weblog protection from 6pm onwards to comply with all of the preparation and sport motion.
What’s new from the group?
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has been suspended for 3 matches following a purple card in opposition to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Marcel Sabitzer made his United debut in opposition to the Eagles and earned his first begin in Casemiro’s absence.
Erik ten Haag dominated out Antony, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial however Diogo Dalot was within the matchday squad on the weekend and could possibly be in line to begin. Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen stay absent for lengthy intervals.
For Leeds, striker Rodrygo was sidelined for six to eight weeks after struggling an ankle harm final month.
Stuart Dallas is recovering from an ongoing hamstring harm however Robin Koch must be out there once more after serving a one-game suspension in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest.
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Fred, Sabitzer, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst
Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Wobber, Struijk, Adams, Roca, Sinisterra, Harrison, Gunto, Bamford
Why is not Manchester United vs Leeds on TV?
The sport was not scheduled to be televised previous to the postponement and subsequently can’t be proven now, though it has been postponed.
Manchester United v Leeds United was initially scheduled to be performed on Saturday 17 September at 3pm, however was rescheduled for Sunday 18 September as a result of Outdated Trafford membership’s involvement within the Europa League.
The Video games have been postponed following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II. All video games scheduled for the weekend of 10-11 September have been postponed, with three extra canceled subsequent weekend as a result of police issues – together with Manchester United v Leeds United. It’s a class 1 facility for the police so additional policing was required which was unavailable as a result of Queen’s funeral this weekend.
A brand new date for Wednesday 8 February was lastly confirmed after each Manchester United and Leeds United progressed to the fifth spherical of the FA Cup with no replay. Nonetheless, as the sport was not chosen by Sky Sports activities or BT Sport on its unique date, it can’t be proven on Wednesday.
Manchester United: 4/9
Manchester United have gained their final 13 residence video games and meet an out-of-form Leeds facet. Casemiro’s absence will likely be a serious setback however Erik ten Haag’s males ought to have sufficient high quality to beat Leeds tonight. Manchester United 2-0 Leeds.