Leeds vs Manchester United – Premier League: Live Score, Lineups And Updates

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Leeds vs Manchester United - Premier League: Live Score, Lineups And Updates
Leeds vs Manchester United - Premier League: Live Score, Lineups And Updates

Manchester United travel to historic rivals Leeds this afternoon knowing that three points will help them all but secure second spot. 

The preparations for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were disrupted in the wake of United withdrawing from the European Super League – but they will look to deliver a similar performance to the 6-2 win in the reverse fixture.

Leeds, meanwhile, can leapfrog Arsenal into ninth if they avoid defeat and, in their first home top-flight clash against United since 2003, will want to put on a show.

Sportsmail‘s DANIEL DAVIS will provide live text coverage of Leeds vs Manchester United, including the scoreline, lineups and build-up.

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Leeds United 0 0 Manchester United Manchester United

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English Premier LeagueElland RoadSunday 25 April 2021
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Craig Pawson
  • Sportsmail ReporterHost commentator

 

15:15

57min: Fernandes drags wide! That was a good chance for United.

The visitors shifted play patiently from side to side with Wan-Bissaka eventually twisting inside to create a yard of space.

He pulled back for his team-mate on the edge of the box, but his effort skidded across the turf and wide of the far corner.

 

15:13

54min: Dallas and Costa linked up very nicely indeed on the right-hand side, with the latter played to the byline with a chipped ball.

His low cross was fired across goal in search of Bamford, but no-one in red or white was able to get a foot in.

 

15:10

51min: The ball was whipped into the box by Shaw, and Fernandes ended up sitting on the ground and claiming for a penalty.

There was nothing doing there and the danger quickly drifted away.

 

15:08

50min: Deary me. Rashford and Greenwood combined neatly as United came forward and the latter threaded through James.

The winger glanced up and spotted Fernandes making a run next to him, although the miscommunication led to a corner.

 

15:06

48min: The first three minutes since the restart have been a microcosm of the first half.

United tried to get their way through the Leeds backline after winning the ball back several times, but each final pass was poor.

15:03
BACK UNDERWAY!

45min: Right, the ball is rolling once again at Elland Road? Will either team manage to make the breakthrough?

14:48
HALF TIME – LEEDS 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED

That was… low key, to say the least.

United pushed towards the half with Rashford coming close, but Dallas fired in a warning shot earlier on with a low drive.

This is poised on a knife edge. Join us for the rest of the action shortly!

 

14:47

45+1min: From the resultant corner, Maguire could only steer his free header wide of the of the target.

He could have done better there.

 

14:46

45min: What a save! Rashford stepped up to take this time.

His effort was hit with plenty of venom and was hurtling into the far corner, but Meslier was able to claw it away one-handed. Brilliant.

 

14:46

44min: United were awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position just ouside the box and in a central spot.

James was barged over by Struijk. The Leeds bench were absolutely furious when the whistle sounded for the foul.

 

14:42

41min: The free-kick came in from Shaw and evaded everyone in the box before dropping away.

Alioski’s arm was bizarrely raised in the middle of it all. If the ball had made contact, Leeds would have been in big, big trouble.

 

14:40

39min: And there’s another booking for the hosts. This time, it’s Roberts who has been cautioned.

He snapped into an early tackle on Greenwood down the far side after United won the ball back.

 

14:38

37min: United played themselves out of danger through Maguire, who then lofted a ball forward down the left channel for Rashford.

It was the forward who came out on top in the sprinting race, and he was wiped out by Ayling’s heavy tackle for his troubles.

The Leeds man slipped there, but he was shown a booking.

 

14:35

34min: Leeds’ tight man marking almost paid off with a goal then!

Shaw’s throw-in from near United’s corner flag on the near side fell to Fernandes, whose kick was blocked.

The ball then ran kindly for Dallas on the edge of the box, but his low strike was pulled straight into Henderson’s gloves.

 

14:32

31min: Fernandes went to ground a little too easily after feeling contact from Phillips just outside the penalty area.

United’s talisman took the set piece but could only steer it harmlessly over the crossbar.

 

14:31

29min: It’s been a pretty limp half an hour, in all honesty.

Both teams have looked good on the ball but the final pass has really let them down up to this point.

 

14:27

25min: With Gareth Southgate watching on from the stands, Greenwood will look to try and impress again today.

He was involved after United came forward through Fernandes following a sharp one-two, but Greenwood’s touch was poor.

 

14:23

22min: The hosts are asking some questions now.

A nice, patient move was worked out to Ayling on the right, but his cutback was dealt with by Fred.

Marcelo Bielsa will want more of that.

 

14:21

19min: Leeds appealed for a penalty but VAR deemed there was nothing doing!

Harrison’s cross from the far side was teased in towards Bamford, with Shaw getting there first.

As he leaned in, there was certainly some contact with his arm, which was behind the full back and close to his body.

The check from VAR Mike Dean really didn’t take long and play continued.

 

14:18

17min: Rashford managed to hold up the ball on the left once again and then picked out Fernandes.

He in turn tried to tee up James with a cheeky reverse pass, but the winger wasn’t able to control and the danger ran through to Meslier.

 

14:17

15min: United are just beginning to get on top. They’re not exactly turning the screw, but they are winning the ball back quickly.

When they break, they do it at speed. That’s beginning to cause problems down those flanks.

 

14:14

11min: That was a good chance for Maguire after Rashford won a free-kick.

Fernandes whipped it in from the near touchline and his ball fell kindly for the centre back.

Maguire never really saw the cross as it came forwards him, though, and the deflection off his knee loops over the crossbar.

 

14:10

8min: Maguire looked to knock the ball back to Henderson, but the pass was hit with far too much power.

United’s new first-choice stopper did enough to save the situation and calm down any lingering nerves, though.

 

14:09

7min: It’s fair to say that wasn’t Rashford’s finest hour. Lindelof glanced up and fed through the no 9 with a good ball.

Rashford’s first touch was exquisite, but his follow-up shot from a tightening angle dribbled across the turf and well wide of the far post.

 

14:06

4min: This time, Leeds came forward and Fred felled Dallas.

Phillips lofted the ball into the box, and Rashford cleared United’s lines comfortably.

We’re already off to a pretty decent tempo.

 

14:03

2min: The first chance fell United’s way! Fernandes clipped in an inviting ball and Greenwood steered a header into Meslier’s grasp.

It was Fred who won a free-kick on the near side and Fernandes’ delivery was good.

For any confusion, I’ll refer to Leeds as Leeds and Manchester United as United.

14:00
KICK OFF!

1min: The ball is rolling at Elland Road!

 

13:55
Five minute warning!

Let’s get some last minute score predictions, then…

Surely this won’t be goalless! Then again, stranger things have happened this season.

 

13:52
It’s almost time!

Right, then… we’re minutes away from getting started in Yorkshire! Here is a reminder of how both teams shape up…

Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Costa, Harrison, Dallas, Roberts, Bamford

Substitutes: Casilla, Koch, Poveda, Hernandez, Berardi, Greenwood, Klich, Shackleton, Summerville

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, James, Rashford

Substitutes: De Gea, Bailly, Pogba, Cavani, Mata, Telles, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe

The teams are out for the warm-ups!

This is going to be a gruelling test today for both teams. Expect plenty of challenges, sprints and, hopefully, goals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled Leeds as the fittest team in the league. It’s hard to disagree, so his players will need to be ready.

They’re out on that Elland Road surface for their pre-match preparations currently.

Leeds are also going through the gears with kick-off fast approaching.

13:37
Leeds stun blue half of Manchester… red next?

First the blue half of Manchester, now the red half?

It really was a stunning smash and grab for Leeds when they went to champions-elect City and beat them with a last-gasp winner.

Their backs were against the walls for large parts of the game, but Marcelo Bielsa’s charges flew forward on the counter to pinch maximum points.

This is a different type of encounter, of course, with United’s unbeaten away streak still going, but Leeds at full-throttle will certainly do damage.

 

13:31
Eight goals last time out!

We were treated to an absolute goal fest in the reverse fixture earlier this season with eight goals scored altogether.

Unfortunately for the Leeds faithful, they were probably hiding behind the couch after just three minutes in the 6-2 loss.

Today is the perfect time to bounce back, though, with tensions running high. Leeds will want to exact revenge.

 

13:20
It’s been a rollercoaster week…

To some, this game might feel just a little bit hollow. And who can blame them after the events over the last week?

The European Super League fallout has seen 14 clubs turn against the ‘Big Six’, including United, and rightly so.

At Old Trafford, supporters gathered in their masses to protest against the owners of the club, the much-maligned Glazer family.

There’s a larger protest planned for next week, too, before the Liverpool game.

Preparations for this were also disrupted after a group of fans breached United’s Carrington training centre and spoke to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The United boss will want to try and kick start the journey on the road to recovery with a positive result, but they have a lot of work to do.

13:12
Paul Pogba drops OUT for United

That’s a surprise call from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With the Europa League semi-final first leg against Roma rapidly approaching, it may just be a case of resting the midfielder.

Daniel James has been recalled instead of him.

Meanwhile, Eric Bailly is back among the substitutes after recovering from coronavirus.

13:10
Leeds unchanged from Liverpool draw

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s Marcelo Bielsa’s mantra today.

He has named the same team that drew with Liverpool on Monday.

Teenagers Crysencio Summerville and Sam Greenwood have been named on the bench.

13:06
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, James, Rashford

Substitutes: De Gea, Bailly, Pogba, Cavani, Mata, Telles, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe

13:05
LEEDS TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Costa, Harrison, Dallas, Roberts, Bamford

Substitutes: Casilla, Koch, Poveda, Hernandez, Berardi, Greenwood, Klich, Shackleton, Summerville

 

13:03
Good afternoon!

Hello, all! Welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of the big one this afternoon (in the Premier League). It’s Leeds United vs Manchester United.

These two old foes will do battle here in just under an hour’s time for the first time in the top-flight since 2003.

To say this has been long-awaited is an understatement. United will look to tighten their grip on second, and Leeds will want to get revenge.

First up, here are the two teams for this one…

 

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