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Man United vs Leeds United Final Live Football Score 20 Feb 2022

The second running of the Rose derby is coming to West Yorkshire as Leeds United hosts Manchester United. In their first meeting, this season, Manchester United won 5-1 behind a Bruno Fernandes hat trick. Leeds are getting closer to the relegation zone as the defense continues to hemorrhage goals. Winless in their last three, Marcelo Bielsa’s squad are only five points above the relegation zone while Manchester Untied are fourth trying to hold off other challengers for their Champions League place. Manchester United will look to keep a grip on fourth place in the Premier League as they visit Leeds United at Elland Road this afternoon. Ralf Rangnick’s side defeated Brighton on Tuesday to end their three-match winless run and move above West Ham in the race for the Champions League spots.

Leeds United: Based on who’s available, Bielsa doesn’t have much choice on his lineup as the team doesn’t have the defensive corps to contain Manchester United. Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford are expected to miss the match while Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas are viewed as game-time decisions. They have conceded 10 goals in their last five matches, so this isn’t exactly a great time to welcome Manchester United to town. Manchester United managed to see off Brighton & Hove Albion midweek courtesy of goals from Portuguese duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes. However, the win over a side who played most of the second half with 10 men has done little to convince fans that interim boss Ralf Rangnick is making progress at Old Trafford. Failure to beat Leeds would only ramp up the pressure and put a serious dent in their Champions League aspirations.

Manchester United: The team has been inconsistent under Ralf Rangnick, but results have been good enough to see United occupy a European spot. The defense has struggled with keeping clean sheets, but they’ve allowed fewer goals which is an easy way to win more games. United will eventually need to finish their chances as bad finishing caused them to draw two of their last three matches and fall out of the FA Cup but with Leeds’ shoddy defense, this is a perfect match for finishing practice. After finishing in ninth place last season, their first back in the Premier League following a 16-year absence, Leeds seem to be suffering from second season syndrome. Marco Bielsa’s team go into the weekend three places and eight points above the drop zone. They’ve lost to relegation rivals Everton and Newcastle in recent weeks but managed to get a point in a dramatic draw with Aston Villa.

History does not give the home team much cause for optimism, though. They were defeated 5-1 in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season, and have only won one of their last 16 Premier League games against Man Utd at Elland Road – a 1-0 victory back in September 2002. he visitors will probably be without forward Edison Cavani for the Leeds United vs Manchester United live stream. Midfielder Nemanja Matic is also a doubt, but defender Raphael Varane may be back following a stomach illness that kept him out of the Brighton game. Leeds have serious injury concerns, with Liam Cooper, Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and Kalvin Phillips amongst those still trying to get back on the pitch.

Despite some uninspiring performances, Manchester United boast a lot of firepower upfront, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Fernandes, and, of course, Ronaldo. Although Leeds themselves have attacking talent in the likes of Raphina, they also have a defence that has not kept a clean sheet since they faced Crystal Place in November last year, and has conceded 46 goals so far this season. Only Norwich City, with 50 goals conceded, have a worse record. We can then hopefully expect a high-scoring match.

Event details:
NAME: Leeds United – Manchester United
DATE: 20 Feb 2022
TIME: 14:00 UTC
VENUE: Elland Road, Leeds, England

 

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