Leeds United travel to Old Trafford to lock horns with the old enemy on Sunday.
It’s as big as it gets and Leeds go into the game on the back of a fantastic 5-2 win against Newcastle.
Marcelo Bielsa stuck with the side that lost to West Ham last Friday and it paid off in a big way, despite the usual frailties at the back.
Jack Harrison was on fire, setting up one goal of the season contender and scoring another.
Rodrigo showed flashes of the world-class player we know he is. And Pablo Hernandez made his return, finally putting paid to any speculation about his future at the club.
It all spells an unchanged line-up for the visit to Old Trafford, although Bielsa must be worried about the threat from set-pieces.
Harry Maguire will be licking his lips at the prospect of scoring from a corner and Bielsa has a few days to get it sorted out at Thorp Arch.
Pascal Struijk offers real height from set-pieces and there’s a chance that Bielsa could recall the 21-year-old to cope with the aerial threat from United.
Ayling lost Ciaran Clark from a corner and that led to a goal on Wednesday night.
It’s a huge call either way but Bielsa seemingly prefers Ayling at centre-back.
Hernandez showed Leeds fans what they’ve missed with two assists after coming on late on and he’ll be desperate for a start.
However, we think he’s going to have to put up with being an impact sub again.
And we think that 26-year-old Helder Costa – on a reported £32.5k-a-week – will be back on the bench after being dropped from the squad after a string of poor performances.
We think Bielsa will name an unchanged line-up for Sunday’s game and we think it will be good enough for the win…
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