Manchester United have been a different beast since returning from the March international break. The Red Devils have won each of their last five matches in all competitions.
They have also qualified for the semi-final of the Europa League after beating Granada home and away. On Sunday, though, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have Leeds United to contend with.
This fixture used to be one of the biggest on the English football calendar until Leeds were relegated over a decade and a half ago. However, the Peacocks have made a buoyant return to the Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side has been a revelation this season, with their all-attacking and energetic displays catching the eye of every neutral. The Peacocks have also been in imperious form in recent weeks and haven’t tasted defeat in any of their last five league matches.
Leeds’ form against the ‘Big Six’ is also very impressive. They’ve already beaten Everton, Leicester City and Manchester City while holding Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool to a draw.
Such impressive results mean that they will be no pushovers against Manchester United. However, the Reds can take solace from the last time they faced Leeds.
Solskjaer’s side thrashed their rivals 6-2 at Old Trafford earlier this season, a result that came as a shock to many. As the two teams prepare to face each other again, Sunday’s match is expected to be a tighter encounter.
For the first time in many months, Manchester United have had a full week to rest and will be looking fresh for the game. The Reds also have no new injuries, with Eric Bailly being the only player missing due to his bout with COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Leeds also boast a fit squad, although skipper Liam Cooper will not feature due to his red card against Manchester City.
As of the time of writing this article, Betika prices Manchester United at 1.83 to win, while Leeds have a winning price of 4.10. A draw is also priced at 4.20.