Man Utd vs Leeds: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Manchester United and Leeds open their respective meetings with a clash at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime to continue the longstanding rivalry between the clubs.

The games will see managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcelo Bielsa go head to head, while fans on either side will be excited to potentially see new signings in actions.

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Here’s a look at everything you need to know about the game…

When Is Kick Off? Saturday 14 August
What Time Is Kick Off? 12:30 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Old Trafford
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK) fubo TV (US)
Referee? Paul Tierney

Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane are not expected to start for their new club, but could make debuts off the bench. Marcus Rashford is recovering from shoulder surgery, Alex Telles has an ankle injury, while Edinson Cavani has been granted an extended summer break.

Jesse Lingard has been in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus and Dean Henderson has struggled with fatigue since having coronavirus earlier in the summer.

Junior Firpo

Junior Firpo is available for his official Leeds debut / Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Leeds are in much better shape in terms of injuries and absences. New signing Junior Firpo has overcome a pre-season knock to be available for consideration and could make his official debut for the club, while youngster Jamie Shackleton has recovered from a concussion.

The only player missing for the Yorkshire club is centre-back Diego Llorente.

Man Utd: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Matic, Fernandes; Greenwood, Martial, Pogba

Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Firpo; Raphinha, Koch, Phillips, Klich, Harrison; Bamford

The last meeting between Leeds & Man Utd in April 2021 ended 0-0

The last meeting between Leeds & Man Utd in April 2021 ended 0-0 / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Last season marked the first time that Manchester United and Leeds had faced in a league match for 16 long years. The first meeting at Old Trafford in December ended in a one-sided 6-2 thrashing for the hosts, while the reverse game at Elland Road in April finished 0-0.

Overall, the clubs have met 109 times dating back to 1923, with the Manchester club leading with 47 wins to 26. Leeds pulled off a famous FA Cup win at Old Trafford in 2010 but have only beaten United twice in the Premier League since December 1995.

Manchester United showed in their final warm-up game against Everton that they are capable of punishing Premier League opposition not at their defensive best with an easy 4-0 win. Leeds, meanwhile conceded 12 in consecutive friendlies against Real Betis, Ajax and Villarreal.

There could be goals to be had at both ends and this one is more likely to be a repeat of the 6-2 in this very fixture at Old Trafford last December than the 0-0 at Elland Road more recently.

Prediction: Man Utd 4-2 Leeds

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