GameDay is again on talkSPORT and we’re kicking off the brand new Premier League season with a traditional – Manchester United v Leeds United.
We’ve had Euro 2020 and we’ve had the Tokyo Olympics and now, top-flight soccer is again. What a summer time!
Manchester United and Leeds will get their 2021/22 campaigns up and working at Outdated Trafford on Saturday lunchtime.
There can be a full home on the Theatre of Desires as the 2 aspect renew their well-known rivalry.
United beat Leeds 6-2 at residence final season with Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes scoring twice.
The Pink Devils predict huge issues this season and new signings Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho might make their debuts on Saturday.
Leeds, in the meantime, will need revenge for that defeat as Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect look to kick their season off with a flourish.
talkSPORT will carry you a bunch of unique commentaries as soon as once more this season and can be in Manchester for this mammoth showdown.
Manchester United v Leeds: Methods to pay attention
This match will get beneath manner at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 14.
Full protection from Outdated Trafford can be completely stay on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up beginning at 11am.
Reshmin Chowdhury can be your host and commentary will come from Sam Matterface and Andy Townsend.
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Manchester United v Leeds: Group information
Man United had been handed a lift with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof returning in opposition to Everton final weekend.
Raphael Varane is about to be on the bench following his transfer from Actual Madrid whereas fellow summer time signing Jadon Sancho might begin.
David de Gea is anticipated to be named in purpose with Dean Henderson however Jesse Lingard has examined constructive for Covid-19 and can be lacking with each Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles long-term absences for United.
In the meantime, Kalvin Phillips might begin regardless of his exploits with England at Euro 2020 this summer time.
Liam Cooper made his begin of the summer time within the 2-2 draw with Villarreal however Stuart Dallas could also be tasked with as soon as once more filling in at left-back.
New signing Junior Firpo arrived in a £12.8million deal from Barcelona to switch Ezgjan Alioski, however missed Leeds’ final two warm-up fixtures with a slight knock.
Diego Llorente can also be a doubt for the conflict with United at Outdated Trafford after leaving the sphere injured in opposition to Actual Bettis final month.
Manchester United v Leeds: What’s been stated?
Man United star David de Gea: “Everybody is raring and excited to get one other new season beneath manner.
“We’ve been in a position to get a very good pre-season in, and properly, all of it begins proper now. We’ve to be at 100 per cent and provides every part we have now in each sport.
“Beginning with me, and with everybody within the squad, all of us have to present completely every part, and actually be at it, on the highest of our sport, going all out to attain huge issues and win trophies. As a result of that’s what this membership deserves.”
“It’s a model new season and the primary sport is all the time a tricky one,” he started, “you don’t know what kind of kind your opponent can be in.
“Will probably be completely completely different to final season’s residence sport in opposition to Leeds. It was an amazing win in opposition to Leeds, such a giant rival who we’d not come up in opposition to for such a very long time. However that’s all up to now now. This can be one other movie script this weekend.
“We already know the way Leeds play. They’re a workforce with a really excessive depth sport, who go at it 100 per cent for your entire ninety minutes. They’re a tricky and sturdy workforce however we’re taking part in at residence with our followers behind us, we’ll be properly up for it and let’s hope we carry out properly and get the proper outcome.”
Manchester United v Leeds: Match stats and info
- Manchester United and Leeds United are set to face of their opening top-flight league matches of the season for the primary time since 1970-71, with Leeds profitable 1-Zero at Outdated Trafford with a purpose from Mick Jones forward of ending runners-up within the league that season.
- Leeds are winless of their final 16 league visits to Outdated Trafford in opposition to Manchester United (D6 L10) since a 1-Zero win in February 1981, and misplaced 6-2 there final season. Leeds have performed extra Premier League matches at Outdated Trafford with out profitable than every other stadium (13).
- Manchester United misplaced their first Premier League match final season, dropping 3-1 at Outdated Trafford in opposition to Crystal Palace. They haven’t misplaced their opening top-flight match in consecutive seasons since 1972-73 and 1973-74, occurring to be relegated within the latter season.
- After going 14 consecutive top-flight seasons with out dropping their opening match between 1990-91 and 2003-04, Leeds suffered a 4-Three defeat in opposition to Liverpool final season. They final misplaced their first top-flight league match in consecutive seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82.
- Manchester United conceded 28 objectives at residence within the Premier League final season, their most at Outdated Trafford in a single marketing campaign since 1962-63 (38). Certainly, Outdated Trafford noticed extra objectives scored than every other stadium within the Premier League final season (66 – F38 A28), whereas Leeds’ away video games had been extra prolific than every other aspect (67 objectives – F34 A33).
- Leeds United ended final season on a run of 4 consecutive Premier League wins, with solely Arsenal and Liverpool having longer profitable runs to finish the marketing campaign (each 5). The Whites final gained 5 consecutive Premier League video games in March and April 2001, a run of six.
- Over the past 10 Premier League matches of 2020-21, solely Liverpool (26) gained extra factors than Leeds (23), who gained seven and drew two of their ultimate 10. Leeds additionally dropped the fewest factors from profitable positions final season (6) and had one of the best win ratio when scoring first (89% – P18 W16) of any aspect.
- Manchester United’s final 5 opening video games to a Premier League marketing campaign have seen a participant rating their first league purpose for the membership – Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016-17, Romelu Lukaku in 2017-18, Luke Shaw in 2018-19, Daniel James in 2019-20 and Donny van de Beek final season. Of these gamers, solely Luke Shaw wasn’t signed to the membership throughout that summer time.
- Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood scored six objectives in his final eight Premier League appearances in 2020-21, having scored only one in his first 23 final time period. The 19-year-old has scored 17 Premier League objectives in complete, with solely 4 gamers netting extra as a youngster within the competitors (Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Nicolas Anelka).
- Each Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison have scored in Leeds United’s first league match of the season within the final two seasons, in opposition to Bristol City and Liverpool. Solely two Leeds gamers have ever scored within the first league sport in three seasons in a row: Russell Wainscoat (1926-27 – 1928-29) and Harold Brook (1954-55 – 1956-57).