It would really be a shame if Leeds United got sent back down to the Championship, at the end of this season, for many reasons, one of which is the Roses Rivalry. It’s one of the more unique and special rivalries in, not just English football, but all of sport.
Manchester United lead it all-time, with 49 wins to Leeds’ 26, with the two sides having stalemated 36 times. The big disparity, obviously, as you might guess, is in trophies won, with United up 66-9 in that department.
Manchester United at Leeds United FYIs
Kickoff: Wednesday, February 8, 8pm, Old Trafford
PL Position: Manchester United 3rd, 42 points Leeds United 17th, 18 points
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Team News for Both Sides: go here
History Behind the Roses Rivalry: go here
PL Form: Manchester United WLDWW Leeds United LDLDD
Odds: Manchester United 64%, Leeds United 16%, Draw 20%
For the next edition of rivalry renewed, coming up this midweek, United have a serious shortage of defensive, central midfielders to choose from?
How does Erik ten Hag resolve this issue?
Well, we’re suggesting Luke Shaw moves up the pitch, because after all, he’s shown the ability to slot in at central defender, if needs be.
Otherwise, maybe he could move an attacking midfielder back? Marcel Sabitzer maybe?
We have the January transfer window deadline day signing starting instead in the final third.
Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Shaw, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Sabitzer, Rashford
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