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Old rivalries are renewed at Old Trafford as Manchester United and Leeds United meet for the first time in the league since 2004, with the home side looking to extend their unbeaten run and continue putting pressure on those in the top four.

Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa have proven to be an exciting addition to the Premier League this season. The Yorkshire based side currently sit six points behind their Manchester rivals in 13th but have proven to be a lot to handle, especially when playing against teams in the top six.

Manchester United fans will no doubt be feeling more positive about their top four aspirations following their 3-2 victory over Sheffield United which saw Solskjaer’s side move up to sixth and within two points of second placed Tottenham Hotspur.

However, both sides will know how important getting a result in this fixture is to their fans and to their aspirations for the season. A win for the visitors would be the first time a Leeds side has come to Old Trafford and come away with all three points in Premier League history, whilst a win for the Red Devils would most likely put them in the top four, somewhere no one would have predicted they would have been after their poor start to the season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Edinson Cavani will be fit to play in Sunday’s clash with injury ruling him out of their last two league games.

Leeds will be without Diego Llorente and Robin Koch but Bielsa will have enough players fit to field an unchanged team from the one that impressed against Newcastle in midweek.

Sub-edited By Cameron Winstanley

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May 2024