Leeds United fixture against Manchester United set to go ahead next weekend
Leeds United’s trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United is set to go ahead despite The Queen’s funeral, according to The Mirror.
The Whites saw their home clash against Nottingham Forest on Monday postponed after Her Majesty passed away on Thursday, with the entire English game stopped for a weekend to pay respects.
There was concern that the games next weekend would also be postponed due to her state funeral, but with that set to take place on Monday 19 September the weekend fixtures could now be unaffected.
The EFL are set to return to action for their midweek round of fixtures from Tuesday and journalist John Cross says that the Premier League will have a meeting on Tuesday to confirm their plans to resume too.
However London clubs could be affected, with police demands meaning fixtures could be rearranged at short notice to get as many games on as possible.
Everyone loves it when the football is on and whether you think it was the right thing to do or not to postpone the weekend fixtures, it’s done now.
But next week’s games being postponed as well would have meant no more Premier League action until the weekend of October 1st, which means Leeds would have gone almost a full month without playing.
While that could be ideal for preparation and getting the team fitter and more focused, it would make for a horror schedule later in the season during a time where it’s already packed to the limit because of the mid-season World Cup.
With news that the trip to Old Trafford is set to go ahead, fans can begin planning their trips once more and one of the biggest games on the club’s calendar will take place.
Leeds will be looking to claim their first win in three games after starting the season with two wins and a draw, while Manchester United have won their last four Premier League games in a row including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.
In other Leeds news, the club must demand £40m+ for their new star man next summer amid new interest