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Manchester United vs Leeds: Pre-match analysis and injury update

Ernest Sunday
By Ernest Sunday

Freelance sports writer with great passion for football, Academic content writer and Lifestyle Blogger

Manchester United will be hosting Leeds United in their first 2021/2022 Premier League match tomorrow, August 14, 2021. Get all the pre-match analysis and injury updates and available squad ahead of the big show at Old Traford.

Manchester United vs Leeds United football analysis and injury news

The 2021/2022 Premier League season began on August 13, 2021, with newly-promoted club Brentford beating Arsenal 2-0 at Brentford Community Stadium.

The Premier League season continues on Saturday, with Manchester United playing the first game against Leeds United at Old Trafford by 12:30 pm.

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunner Solsjkaer will be hoping to grab his first win of the tournament with his team to boost their confidence going into the season.

Ole Gunner Solsjkaer initially made it clear that his team is up for the challenge this season as one of the title contenders after some years of not competing for the Premier League title.

On the other hand, Leeds United will be hoping to put up some nice performance to reward the club's manager Marcelo Bielsa who extended his contract to 2022.

Bielsa was supposed to retire from football this season but later changed his mind to add an extra year with Leeds United.

Manchester United's new signings, injury update and capability

Ole Gunner's United will be playing their first Premier League match in front of Old Trafford fans for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak last season.

The United manager has done a good job in the current transfer window, signing England talented winger Jadon Sancho from Borrusia Dortmund and world experience centre back Rafael Varane from Real Madrid.

The two signings have helped Ole Gunner Solsjkaer boost his squad and now looking like one of the title contenders this season.

Manchester United's new signing Jadon Sancho will be available against Leeds United tomorrow

Ahead of the match against Leeds United tomorrow Ole Gunner Solsjkaer has provided an injury update with many of his first-team players out of the game.

Jesse Lingard, Edison Cavani, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Anthony Elanga, Amad Traore, Dean Henderson, Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles will all miss the game against Leed United.

Manchester United's available squad against Leeds United

Below are the available Manchester United's squad to face Leeds United on Saturday:

  1. David de Gea
  2. Aaron Wan Bissaka
  3. Diogo Dalot
  4. Harry Maguire
  5. Victor Lindelof
  6. Luke Shaw
  7. Brandon Williams
  8. Scott McTominay
  9. Nemanja Matic
  10. Fred
  11. Paul Pogba
  12. Bruno Fernandes
  13. Dan James
  14. Donny van de Beek
  15. Jadon Sancho
  16. Mason Greenwood
  17. Anthony Martial

Leed United's new signings, injury update and capability

Leeds United is one of the fastest teams with attacking play in the Premier League; they showed their capability and threat last season. Marcelo Bielsa's team plays good attacking football and will be a threat to Manchester United.

Leeds finished their last four Premier League matches with a win and hopes to continue the winning streak in the new season.

Leeds United's manager Bielsa has provided an injury update ahead of the game at Old Trafford with Centre-back Diego Llorente out; Joe Gelhardt and Adam Forshaw are the only doubtful players.

Leeds United's Rafinha is one of the players that will be a threat against Manchester United due to his fastness and speed

Leeds United's available squad against Manchester united

Below are the Leeds United's squad available for the game against Manchester United:

  1. Illan Meslier
  2. Kristoffer Klaesson
  3. Robin Koch
  4. Pascal Struijk
  5. Liam Cooper
  6. Junior Firpo
  7. Luke Ayling
  8. Stuart Dallas
  9. Kalvin Phillips
  10. Mateusz Klich
  11. Mateusz Klich
  12. Jamie Shackleton
  13. Robbie Gotts
  14. Jordan Stevens
  15. Jack Harrison
  16. Rafinha
  17. Hélder Costa
  18. Ian Poveda
  19. Rodrigo
  20. Tyler Roberts
  21. Patrick Bamford

Manchester United vs Leeds United head-to-head (H2H)

Manchester United will be going into the match against Leeds United with full confidence after beating Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford in their last preseason friendly match.

Ole's team won two of their pre-season friendly against Derby County (2-1) and Everton (4-0), drew one against Brentford (2-2) and lost one against Queens Park Rangers (4-2).

Going into the new season, Leeds United won only one of their six pre-season friendly against English division club Guiseley (3-2), lost against Ajax (4-0), Real Betis (3-2) and Fleetwood (2-1).

Ahead of the game on Saturday, Manchester United has won three matches out of their last six meetings with Leeds United, while Leeds has only won one match and drawn two against United.