One of the Premier League’s biggest rivalries will continue on Sunday when Manchester United travel to face Leeds United.
Sunday’s trip to Elland Road will be the Red Devils first league since 2003. The first league encounter of the season belong to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men won 6-2.
And the pre-game talk centres around a match that could yet resemble the fiery encounters of the past especially with the hosts looking to exact a measure of revenge.
“Definitely, it’s an English football Clasico,”Fred said ahead of travelling to face Leeds.
“We get a feel for this anticipation from social media.
“The fans are excited about this game, as are we of course. We haven’t had a midweek game this week, so the anticipation for the next game increases and it’s a derby game against a massive rival. It’ll be a really tough game but we’ll be preparing well for it this week.”
United will be looking to close the gap to their neighbours City with a win. Currently the Red Devils have 66 points from 32 games while City have 77 from 33.
United will be buoyed by their first midweek break of the season and the fact that they have no new injury concerns. Defender Eric Bailly has returned to training after a bout with the coronavirus.
Leeds are definitely without captain Liam Cooper, who is suspended, while the pair of Rodrigo and Raphinha sat out the Lilywhites draw against Liverpool.
The match should be a thrilling one with Leeds unbeaten in their last five and the visitors unbelievable away record still in tact.
The match kicks off on Sunday at 3pm.