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Leeds vs Manchester United LIVE: Varane and Rashford dropped for Leeds match

Leeds United host Manchester United in the Premier League this Sunday afternoon, with fans allowed inside Elland Road for this derby for the first time in 18 years. Last season marked Leeds' return to the top flight after a 16-year absence, but the COVID-19 pandemic meant that there were no supporters in the ground when they faced United at home. Stay with us for all the build-up to Leeds vs Manchester United, followed by updates from the game itself.

Leeds vs Manchester United - LIVE SCORE: 0-0

This is the start of our Leeds vs Manchester United live blog, with updates from this Premier League fixture following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.

13:30 GMT: Can Maguire respond today?

Harry Maguire has come in for a lot of criticism recently and he is likely to picked on by the Leeds United fans today, thanks to his Sheffield upbringing and his Sheffield United past.

13:05 GMT: Leeds' XI

The surprise in Leeds' XI is that Junior Firpo and Raphinha will start the game on the bench.

Leeds' starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente, Stuart Dallas; Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch; Daniel James, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison; Rodrigo Moreno.

13:00 GMT: Manchester United's XI

Ralf Rangnick has opted to start Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford on the bench for this one.

Manchester United's starting line-up (4-3-3): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho.

12:30 GMT: United's goalscoring form

Manchester United may have had some disappointing results recently, but they have not struggled when it comes to scoring goals away from home in the Premier League, as evidenced by the fact that they have found the back of the net in their last 14 league games away from Old Trafford.

12:00 GMT: Luke Ayling on Cristiano Ronaldo

Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has admitted that he is looking forward to the prospect of playing against Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who had not rejoined the club when the two sides faced each other earlier in the season.

"He's one of the greatest players to ever play the game," Ayling told Sky Sports when asked about Ronaldo.

"Of course it's great to be on the same pitch as someone like that. Everyone's watched him for years, it'll be nice to get on the same pitch as him and hopefully do well against him."

11:30 GMT: This fixture earlier in the season

Manchester United hosted Leeds United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a hat-trick and Paul Pogba recording four assists in a 5-1 win. Will we see a similar scoreline today?

11:00 GMT: Leeds vs Manchester United predicted line-ups

Manchester United are set to come up against a familiar face in Daniel James and the Welshman will no doubt be out to prove a point against his former club, while Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start in attack for the Red Devils.

Leeds' predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch; Jack Harrison, Rodrigo Moreno, Raphinha; Daniel James.

Manchester United's predicted line-up (4-3-3): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho.

10:30 GMT: When does Leeds vs Manchester United start?

Leeds vs Manchester United kicks off at 14:00 local time (GMT) on Sunday, February 20, making it a 15:00 kick off in CET. Fans in the United States will find kick off in Leeds vs Manchester United at 09:00 ET and 06:00 PT.

10:00 GMT: Where can I watch Leeds vs Manchester United?

Leeds vs Manchester United can be watched in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports Premier League, and on Sky Sports Main Event. Fans in the United States can tune in to Leeds vs Manchester United on SiriusXM FC, Telemundo, and USA Network.

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