Manchester United Vs Leeds United Premier League Football Match Score 2023

Manchester United Vs Leeds United Premier League Football Match Score 2023

Manchester United will endeavour to stretch their winning run at Old Trafford to 14 games in all tournaments when they face Leeds United – in the first of two meetings in the space of a week – in Wednesday’s Premier League battle at Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag’s 10 men saw off Crystal Palace 2-1 at the weekend, while the Whites’ relegation fears deepened following a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Being forced to navigate the final 20 minutes of their clash with Crystal Palace with 10 men was not what the doctor ordered for Man United, especially when the player sent for an early bath was one-man midfield screen Casemiro after he inexcusably grabbed Will Hughes round the neck with two hands.

However, the Red Devils had already put themselves two goals to the good by that point through Bruno Fernandes’s penalty and Marcus Rashford’s 10th Premier League goal of the season, and the hosts held on despite Jeffrey Schlupp’s looping consolation.

Those early-season defeats to Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion now feel like an eternity ago for Erik ten Hag’s men, who are in the driving seat for Champions League football as they sit comfortably in third place in the Premier League table, and Manchester City are now just three points clear of their local adversaries following their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

A fourth successive win in all competitions only helps further build up a head of steam for Man United ahead of their double-legged Europa League tie with Barcelona and EFL Cup final versus Newcastle United later this month, and each of the Red Devils’ last 13 home games has ended in victory.

Ten Hag’s prolific charges have found the back of the net at least twice in 12 of those contests – the exception being a 1-0 win over West Ham United in October – and a tally of six league goals conceded at Old Trafford is the joint-best home defensive record in the league alongside Newcastle.
Fiery past contests between Man United and Leeds from years gone by have been firmly consigned to history for those in white, whose brief three-game unbeaten run in all tournaments came to a bitter end against Forest last time out.

The in-form Brennan Johnson struck a sublime 14th-minute volley to settle the match, and despite their best efforts, Leeds could not find a way through inspired Forest debutant Keylor Navas, further extending their miserable winless run in the Premier League.

Now without victory in seven top-flight games since their thrilling 4-3 success over Bournemouth on November 5, only goal difference is separating Jesse Marsch’s 17th-placed charges from dropping below the dotted line after Everton moved level on points with the Whites by shocking leaders Arsenal.

Furthermore, seven of Leeds’ last nine away matches in the Premier League have ended in defeat, and their record against teams in the podium spots is not a pretty sight, as Leeds have drawn one and lost seven of their last eight Premier League encounters against sides starting the matchday in the top three.

Man United have taken 10 points from 12 on offer against Leeds since the Whites earned promotion back to the top flight in 2020 – winning 6-2 and 5-1 at Old Trafford in that time – while their most recent showdown also ended with a glut of goals being scored in a 4-2 Red Devils success at Elland Road in February. Antony and Anthony Martial are out injured for Manchester United’s Premier League fixture at home to Leeds.

Martial will miss the 21st of 35 United games this season, Antony is unavailable and Scott McTominay is also still out injured. “They are not involved tomorrow,” United manager Erik ten Hag said when asked about Martial and McTominay. “And the same with Antony, also not available tomorrow, so we have to sort it out.”
Christian Eriksen is sidelined with an ankle injury until late April and Donny van de Beek is out for the remainder of the season.

Wout Weghorst is expected to continue up front in the absence of Martial while Jadon Sancho could come in for his first start since October 22.
With Casemiro due to serve the first of his three-match suspension for a red card against Crystal Palace, Marcel Sabitzer is likely to make his full debut in midfield.

Leeds sacked Jesse Marsch as manager and Chris Armas, who was the assistant to Ralf Rangnick during his five-month tenure as interim United manager, is due to be in the dugout.
United have not lost to Leeds in the Premier League since September 2002 and they have beaten them 6-2, 5-1 and 4-2 in three of their four top-flight meetings since Leeds were promoted in 2020.

Ten Hag is well-versed in the rivalry between United and Leeds. “It’s about the match of the Roses, it’s definitely a big game in this part of England. It’s a big game for us. “We know we have Manchester City and Liverpool but for our fans this means so much and our players are aware of that and know what to do. “It’s always sad if a manager, a colleague, gets sacked, so in general I don’t believe in it, that you sack a manager and get better results, most of the time it doesn’t work. Let the managers do their work, let them finish their work and then make a good evaluation.

“Obviously, the pressure is high with decision-makers at football clubs and they turn. But if you see the facts, if you see the stats, most of the time it doesn’t work out well.” “We have to be aware of [Leeds possibly changing their style]. So when Jesse Marsch was in Leeds it was clear how they play, so the way of play, about system, about style. Now it’s possible they change, it’s also possible they don’t change. We will only find out on the pitch tomorrow.

On Jesse Marsch being sacked yesterday, Ten Hag said: “It’s always sad and if a manager or a colleague gets sacked, in general, I don’t believe in it. “Let managers do their work and finish their work. “The pressure is high with decision makers in football clubs. If you see the stats, mostly it doesn’t work out so well.”

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