By Mark Smith

18th Feb, 2022 | 4:10pm

Junior Firpo to return for Leeds v Manchester United - BBC

Leeds United will welcome back Junior Firpo for the upcoming Premier League showdown against Manchester United.

That’s according to the BBC, who have reported that the Spaniard will return after missing a month of action.

The left-back was forced off during the 3-2 win at West Ham last month with what looked like a hamstring problem at the time.

This comes at the perfect time.

Stuart Dallas was forced off at Everton last week, and although not yet fully ruled out, could be a huge loss.

The Northern Irishman could miss out and Firpo would step straight back in at left-back if needed.

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Leo Hjelde has covered that role when needed in the past month, but even he is now ruled out and could require surgery on an injury.


This is very well timed.

In no surprise whatsoever, Leeds have been dealt another injury blow to one of their key men at the biggest stage of the season.

To be without Dallas as well as Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford for games with Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs would be catastrophic.

Firpo coming back doesn’t solve that issue massively, but it means we will have a senior option in the side rather than someone with no experience.

Bielsa has decisions to make, but it looks as though it will be a last-minute decision between Dallas and Firpo, or could both be used? Time will tell.

In other Leeds United news, this Whites attacker has been spotted back in boots as Thorp Arch injury return teased