Leeds United and Manchester United meet in the Premier League for the second time in the space of four days following their thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford earlier this week.
Manchester United can leapfrog Manchester City in the table for the time being with a win today, while Leeds, who are still without a permanent manager following Jesse Marsch’s sacking, are looking to end an eight-game winless run in league play (4D 4L).
Leeds United vs Manchester United odds
Here are the latest match odds for Leeds United vs Manchester United from bet365.
Leeds United: 11/4
Manchester United: 10/11
Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo, Adams, McKennie, Summerville, Harrison, Gnonto, Bamford
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Shaw, Malacia, Fred, Sabitzer, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst, Sancho
Manchester City are reigning champions after beating Liverpool to the finish line in a neck-and-neck 2021/22 title race where a comeback win on the final day of the season against Aston Villa secured a fourth title in five years for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were on course for a quadruple last season but were forced to settle for just an FA Cup and Carabao Cup win and will return trying to win the title again just as they did in 2020.
It was a dramatic season for Chelsea a year ago with Roman Abramovich now replaced by Todd Boehly as owner in west London. He will want an instant return on his hefty investment at Stamford Bridge while Tottenham, back in the Champions League, will want to kick on once more too.
Leeds and Manchester United Stats
Manchester United scores 1.6 goals per match (fifth in the Premier League), and Leeds gives up 1.7 per game (16th in league).
Leeds is 11th in the Premier League offensively (1.3 goals per match), and Manchester United is sixth defensively (1.3 allowed per game).
In terms of goal differential, Manchester United is fifth in the league at +8.
Leeds’ goal differential is -8, which is 13th in the league.
Skubala was brought to Elland Road in summer to take charge of the club’s U21s following the decision to promote Mark Jackson, who left in December to coach MK Dons, to the first-team. He had spent several years within the national set-up, coaching England’s national futsal side, while also providing a helping hand with a number of the Three Lions’ age groups.
Manchester United Key Players
Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s leading scorer, with 11 goals (on 35 shots) in 22 league games.
The second-leading scorer for Manchester United is Bruno Fernandes, who has five goals in 21 games.
Christian Eriksen is Manchester United’s leader in assists, with seven (on 17 chances created) in 19 league appearances.
But Rashford halved the deficit when he headed home Diogo Dalot’s inviting cross before Sancho, only just back to first-team duties after recovering from physical and mental issues, scored his first Premier League goal since September when he drove home from 10 yards after Luke Shaw’s initial shot had been blocked.
Varane brought an excellent save out of Illan Meslier as Manchester United hunted a goal to extend their 13-match winning streak on home soil.
Leeds Key Players
Rodrigo Moreno is Leeds’ top goal-scorer this year, with 10 in 18 games (sixth in league).
Crysencio Summerville is Leeds’ No. 2 scorer, with four goals in 19 league games.
Brendan Aaronson has three assists in 21 games — the best mark on Leeds, and 30th in the entire league.