By Nairaland Forum Manchester United team news
United were handed a boost with the likes of Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof returning against Everton last weekend.
The latter pair are expected to be the club’s centre-back pairing against Leeds with Raphael Varane set to be on the bench at best after having to isolate following his move from Real Madrid.
Jadon Sancho is also unlikely to be thrown straight into the mix from the first whistle after only linking up with his new United teammates for the first time on Monday.
David de Gea is expected to be named in goal with Dean Henderson missing all of United’s pre-season after suffering from prolonged fatigue due to a bout with coronavirus last month.
Jesse Lingard also tested positive for Covid-19 and will be missing with both Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles long-term absences for United.
But more positively, Anthony Martial returned against Everton after struggling with a knee problem since March and could be selected to lead the line.
Edinson Cavani only returned to training this week as Solskjaer gave the veteran forward a five-week break from Uruguay’s elimination in the Copa America.
Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo’s decision to represent the Ivory Coast at the Olympics will likely mean both won’t be available against Leeds.
However, Nemanja Matic may be afforded the opportunity to stake his claim for more regular minutes this season following his strong performance against the Toffees.
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Kalvin Phillips started all seven matches for England at Euro 2020 this summer but has already been back training for two weeks and will feature against United.
Liam Cooper made his start of the summer in the 2-2 draw with Villarreal but Stuart Dallas may be tasked with once again filling in at left-back.
New signing Junior Firpo arrived in a £12.8million deal from Barcelona to replace Ezgjan Alioski, but missed Leeds’ last two warm-up fixtures with a slight knock.
Diego Llorente is also a doubt for the clash with United at Old Trafford after leaving the field injured against Real Bettis last month.
The Spanish defender also struggled with his fitness last season, making just 14 Premier League starts as the Yorkshire outfit ultimately finished ninth.
Jamie Shackleton impressed in pre-season but is unlikely to be available after he was forced off following a clash of heads during the 4-0 defeat to Ajax.
Leeds boss Bielsa does have the opportunity to start club-record signing Rodrigo Moreno alongside Patrick Bamford after his first Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter