The 2020/21 Premier League season was largely played behind closed doors and never in front of a full audience.

But as Manchester United prepare for the opening game of their campaign against Leeds, fans will be able to return in greater numbers.

Around 50,000 fans were in the 4-0 friendly win against Everton at Old Trafford last week.

But how many will there be when United resumes their rivalry with bitter rival Leeds?

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How many fans will there be?

According to the Telegraph, Old Trafford is expected to have a capacity of 76,000 on Saturday.

The atmosphere is said to be electrifying when United plays to a full house for the first time since March 2020.

Last season, both games between the teams were played behind closed doors.

United beat Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford but tomorrow’s game is likely to get closer with the fans in attendance.

The Whites fan base has been waiting to be back at Old Trafford for a league game since 2004 and they will travel in large numbers and make a lot of noise themselves.

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United’s last game before a sold out seat was also a loud event against an old rival.

Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay met to beat Manchester City, and Old Trafford rocked.

Nobody knew it would be 17 months before such an atmosphere could be seen again.

Both fan sets present make it a fantastic event that will hopefully be accompanied by a home win.

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