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In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Club Friendly match between Manchester United vs Leeds.
Manchester United vs Leeds Match Details:
League: Club Friendlies
Venue: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway
Time: 12th July, 08.30 pm
The Red Devils step onto the pitch for their first pre-season friendly of the season, as they take on the recently relegated Leeds at the Ullevaal Stadion on Wednesday. Pressure was immense on the new gaffer Eric Ten Hag at the start of the season, after the Red Devils were without a point on the board after their opening two matches against Brighton and Brentford. The former Ajax manager though managed to turn the mood at Old Trafford with gradual improvements in performances, coupled with their phenomenal home-form and revival of Marcus Rashford in particular, helping the club end their six-year trophy drought with the EFL Cup victory. The Red Devils also managed to fend off Newcastle and finish third in the Premier League table by winning their final four top flight matches.
The defeat against Manchester City in the FA Cup final was rather disappointing, although not more than their Europa League capitulation against Sevilla. Despite the tricky period of takeover negotiations, which are still moving at an incredibly slow pace – Manchester United have still managed to get Mason Mount in, with the arrival of Onana imminent, after David De Gea announced he would leave the club a couple of days ago. Ten Hag has a tour of the United States scheduled as a part of the pre-season tour – where the Red Devils will face Arsenal, Wrexham, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund – prior to which they will battle French giants Lyon in Edinburgh on July 19.
Leeds went through the 2022-23 Premier League campaign with a total of 3 managers in the entire season – and not even the survival specialist Sam Allardyce could save the Whites from relegation after the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspurs sealed their fate. Although the Whites entered the final day with confidence – knowing about Spurs’ away-day deficiencies, Everton’s win over Bournemouth would’ve made Leeds’ result against the Lilywhites irrelevant. It wasn’t for a lack of effort by Leeds though, scoring in each of their final 13 matches in the league, however it was the defensive performances that led the team down – conceding 78 goals in 38 league matches, the most among any team in the Premier League.
Having appointed new head coach Daniel Farke – the club will be hopeful for him to sort out the defense as the German is known for his attacking style of football, not necessarily the defensive aspect of the game. The last two meetings between the clubs last season in the Premier league saw a win for Manchester United along with a 2-2 draw, where the Red Devils came back from a 2 goal deficit courtesy of goals by Rashford and Sancho.
Manchester United vs Leeds Prediction:
Manchester United 2-1 Leeds
Possible Lineups for Manchester United vs Leeds:
Manchester United: Heaton; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Fernandez; Mount, Fred, Mainoo; Antony, Sancho, Diallo
Leeds: Van den Heuvel; Drameh, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk; Rutter, Gyabi, Shackleton, Greenwood; Bamford, Gelhardt
Manchester United vs Leeds Fantasy Combination:
Gk: T. Heaton
Def: L. Martinez, R. Varane, L. Ayling
Mid: A. Matheus dos Santos, M. Mount (C), S. Greenwood, Sancho (VC), A. Diallo Traore
Fwd: P. Bamford
M. Mount, A. Matheus dos Santos
Grand League Picks:
P. Bamford, A. Diallo, J. Gelhardt