Manchester United head into the new Premier League season once again hoping their heavy investment in new talent can help deliver the title after nearly a decade without topping English football’s pyramid.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer snapped up England star Jadon Sancho for £73m over the summer and is hoping the forward will be fit for Saturday’s encounter with Leeds.
This clash produced eight goals last season and is the stand-out tie from the Premier League fixtures taking place over the opening weekend, with the Red Devils then seeing out August on the road.
As for Leeds, they enjoyed a stellar return to the Premier League last term and have added Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo to their first team over the summer, while Jack Harrison’s loan move from Manchester City was made permanent for £11m.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa will be expecting a typical high-intensity game at Old Trafford as fans return to the stadium. Whether that’s enough for Leeds to match up to their cross-Pennine rivals remains to be seen.
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When is Man Utd v Leeds on TV?
Man Utd v Leeds will take place on Saturday 14th August 2021.
What time is kick-off?
Man Utd v Leeds will kick off at 12:30pm.
There are numerous Premier League games taking place this weekend including Tottenham v Man City, which kicks off at 4:30pm on Sunday.
What TV channel is Man Utd v Leeds on?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from 11:30am.
There are multiple ways to get BT Sport. If you already have BT Broadband, you can add BT TV and Sport to your existing contract from just £15 per month. You can add the ‘Big Sport’ package for £40 per month which includes all BT Sport and 11 Sky Sports channels via a NOW pass.
How to live stream Man Utd v Leeds online
You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.
Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Man Utd v Leeds team news
Man Utd: Sancho is rated 50/50 to feature here, while Solskjaer is already without Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard – the latter of whom has tested positive for COVID.
There is also concern Raphael Varane won’t be available, while Phil Jones, Dean Henderson and Alex Telles are expected to miss out. Bruno Fernandes should start behind lone forward Anthony Martial, and Daniel James – a one-time Leeds transfer target – may also get the nod.
Leeds: Bielsa is likely to deploy his usual 4-1-4-1 formation, with Kalvin Phillips protecting the back line. Concern over Diego Llorente’s fitness may lead to Robin Koch starting alongside Pascal Struijk at centre-back.
Patrick Bamford is likely to start up front with Raphinha on the wings, plus Stuart Dallas and Rodrigo in the middle.
Man Utd v Leeds odds
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Our prediction: Man Utd v Leeds
Solskjaer read Leeds’ gameplan to perfection when these sides last met at Old Trafford and will likely instruct his players to press high and stifle the influence of Phillips.
Whether Leeds can retain control of the game in front of thousands of fans returning to the Theatre of Dreams for the first time in over a year remains to be seen – but Bielsa is unlikely to change his style from that of an impactful attacking force happy to take risks.
With Harry Maguire likely starting alongside Victor Lindelof, the hosts will expect to keep Bamford quiet. The battle could well be between Phillips and Fernandes, and Raphinha and Luke Shaw.
For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Premier League fixtures.