Mark Lawrenson predicts the consequence for Leeds United vs Manchester United conflict


Former English top-flight defender Mark Lawrenson believes Leeds United’s conflict with Manchester United can be a carefully fought encounter that may finish in victory for the Pink Devils.

The 2 rival golf equipment have had good seasons up to now. Manchester United are presently second within the Premier League, whereas Leeds United occupy tenth place.

Marcelo Bielsa’s males had been hammered by Manchester United within the reverse fixture as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect secured a 6-2 win.

In his column for the BBC, Lawrenson wrote:

“Manchester United smashed Leeds 6-2 at Outdated Trafford earlier within the season, however I feel will probably be a lot nearer this time.

“Leeds have gone 5 video games unbeaten, and have taken factors off groups like Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool in that point, however Manchester United are on a superb run themselves, with 5 straight wins in all competitions since they went out of the FA Cup to Leicester.

“Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani are each trying harmful in assault for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect and, defensively, I feel Manchester United will cope with Leeds higher than Liverpool did on Monday. They need to edge it.”

Leeds United will look to upset Manchester United

Leeds United’s techniques didn’t work properly in opposition to Manchester United within the reverse fixture. They did not cope with the Pink Devils’ counter-attacking menace and collapsed.

The Whites dominated possession in opposition to Liverpool of their final sport and aren’t anticipated to alter their high-intensity strategy.

In contrast to Bielsa’s first season answerable for the membership, Leeds United have nonetheless not run out of gasoline this season and are anticipated to offer a powerful check come Sunday.

Confidence is excessive within the Leeds ranks proper now. If they’ll handle a superb run of leads to the approaching weeks, they might but qualify for the Europa League.

Solskjaer and the Manchester United gamers will know that there is no such thing as a room for error in the event that they need to usurp Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the desk.

Though they’ve an enormous semi-final developing subsequent Thursday within the Europa League, Solskjaer is predicted to play a full-strength staff to make sure they sustain with Manchester Metropolis.

Printed 24 Apr 2021, 12:29 IST




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