By Mark Smith

11th Sep, 2022 | 12:10pm

Best possible Leeds United starting XI v Manchester United: Patrick Bamford starts

Leeds United are set to next step out in the Premier League next weekend as they make the short trip to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Jesse Marsch will be pushing his side hard at Thorp Arch after the Nottingham Forest fixture was postponed in respect to Her Majesty the Queen.

With that added break, numerous injuries should have cleared up meaning plenty of changes are on the cards in this huge battle of the roses clash.

Illan Meslier will start in goal yet again, with that one of the most guaranteed picks every single week.

Luke Ayling shined at Brentford in his cameo, picking up an assist and offering attacking output that we have not seen all season, with Robin Koch alongside him.

It is finally time for Liam Cooper to come back after the calamity of errors we saw in that game though, and Junior Firpo will come in to offer us that natural left-back we have been crying out for.

Once again, Tyler Adams will be that pitbull in midfield sitting ahead of the back four and mopping up everything with his non-stop energy.

Marc Roca grabbed his first goal at Brentford and dominated the ball despite the result, and he will continue alongside Adams which will hopefully help that partnership flourish even further.

Brenden Aaronson will be that central man in attacking midfield, and he will be hoping for more end results after working tirelessly with little reward in recent weeks.

The two wingers pick themselves and they will be Jack Harrison and Luis Sinisterra, and we pray that Marsch does not pull out some of his rubbish substitutions that have started to creep in over recent weeks.

Patrick Bamford looked rusty at Brentford, but this extra week of work at Thorp Arch should sharpen him up and he will be raring to go at Old Trafford in that number nine role.

Here is our best starting XI for the trip to Old Trafford…

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement