Erik ten Hag has done quite a commendable job since taking over the reigns at Old Trafford in summer, guiding Manchester United to third place in the Premier League at the moment, just three points behind their city rivals Manchester City and eight points behind league leaders Arsenal.
They now take on 17th-placed Leeds United, who sacked Jesse Marsch earlier this week and are yet to announce his successor. Given their form, coupled by the fact that the Theatre of Dreams is once again beginning to look like an unbreachable fortress, Ten Hag & Co. will fancy bagging another win, which will take them level on points with Pep Guardiola's men.
It has been a pretty underwhelming season for Leeds United. Their last win in the Premier League came way back in November, a nail-biting 4-3 win over Bournemouth, in which they were trailing 3-1 until the 60th-minute mark. Such fighting spirit hasn't been on display ever since with the winless run in the league stretching to seven games now, leaving them level on points with 18th-placed Everton.
Manchester United vs Leeds United confirmed lineups
Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martínez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst
Leeds United XI (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Ayling, Struijk, Koch, Wöber; T. Adams, McKennie; Harrison, Sinisterra, Bamford; Gnonto
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Manchester United's upcoming fixtures
The Red Devils will visit Elland Road four days later on Sunday, 12th January, for the reverse fixtures against Leeds United, followed by a trip to Camp Nou to take on a resurgent Barcelona side in the first leg of the Round of 32 of UEFA Europa League.