There is a match this weekend. And it’s big.

Manchester United are visiting Leeds United for the first time since the 2004/05 season in the Premier League.

United beat Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford in an entertaining game in which Scott McTominay scored twice in the first three minutes.

This time around, any kind of win will be enough to keep City under pressure at the top of the table and secure a place in the Champions League.

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A win over Leeds would take some pressure off the players ahead of the home game against Liverpool next week, which is between two Europa League semi-finals.

This has been a rare week for United players who have had the luxury of a full week without a game since Sunday’s 3-1 win over Burnley.

The extra break is well timed against Marcelo Bielsas Leeds, known as one of the best teams in the league.

How will United compete?

Anthony Martial is United’s only injured unless you include Phil Jones, who has been missing all season.

This means that Marcus Rashford has had an extra week to recover, and he will likely start this one, although he has not trained this week so far. United know how to handle him and are probably just taking him out as a precaution.

Solskjaer started Dan James in the home game against Leeds and while tempting here it would mean leaving out either Rashford or Paul Pogba and we can’t see that.

Even the in shape Mason Greenwood faces a battle for the starting grid. Edinson Cavani is expected to be among the front runners.

In central midfield you should be sure that Fred and Scott McTominay will start, they were particularly effective in the home win against Leeds.

United’s four defenders should rest with the players at this point and Dean Henderson is likely to remain in goal.

It is also noteworthy that Leeds captain Liam Cooper is missing due to a suspension in central defense.

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