The Manchester United starting XI to take on Leeds in Wednesday’s Premier League clash has been confirmed, with Erik ten Hag making several changes to the side.
The Red Devils are looking to extend an unbeaten run at Old Trafford that extends back to September, when they lost 1-0 to Real Sociedad in the Europa League group stage.
They have won 11 of their 13 games in all competitions since the conclusion of the World Cup, and could draw level on points with Manchester City if they win at Old Trafford tonight.
Standing in their way is a Leeds side who sit above the relegation zone on goal difference. They sacked Jesse Marsch as head coach earlier this week, with no successor named ahead of the United clash. A trio of coaches will take charge, including ex-Red Devils coach Chris Armas.
The Whites will be desperate to secure three points at a ground at which they lost 6-2 in the Premier League last season.
United boss Ten Hag spoke of the importance of tonight’s Roses clash to the fans ahead of the game: “It’s about the match of the Roses. It’s definitely a big, big game. It’s part of England. It’s big for us. We have Man City, Liverpool, but for our fans this game means so much and our players know what to do.”
Man Utd vs Leeds team news: Ten Hag names starting XI
Manchester United’s starting XI has been announced, with Ten Hag forced into one mandatory change following Casemiro’s red card against Crystal Palace. The Brazilian is set to miss three games.
There is, therefore, a debut for Marcel Sabitzer, signed from Bayern Munich on deadline day.
Furthermore, Alejandro Garnacho starts on the wing for United at Old Trafford, with Antony not named in the matchday squad.
Meanwhile, Diogo Dalot returns to the side after an absence through injury, replacing Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back in the other change made by Ten Hag.
Fred receives his third consecutive start, and will likely reprise the holding role left vacant by Casemiro’s suspension, whilst Jadon Sancho, Kobbie Mainoo and Zidane Iqbal are amongst the substitutes.
Leeds, meanwhile, have handed Weston McKennie his first start since signing on loan from Juventus, with Marc Roca not in the squad to take on United.
Captain Liam Cooper is also not involved, with Robin Koch replacing the Scottish centre-back in the starting XI.