By Joe Ellis

14th Sep, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leeds United to wait until 2023 to play postponed Manchester United game

Leeds United may have to wait until the new year to play their postponed Premier League game against Manchester United, according to The Athletic.

The Whites were due to head to Old Trafford on Sunday for the classic ‘War of the Roses’ clash but due to a lack of policing due to the Queen’s death for what is considered a Category A game, a postponement was forced.

As a result, Jesse Marsch may now have to wait until 2023 to take his Leeds side to Manchester for the rearranged fixture with the Red Devils in European action as well as the Carabao Cup and other already scheduled midweek league fixtures.

There is also the possibility that Erik Ten Hag’s side could qualify from their Europa League group which would further eradicate possible midweek dates after the turn of the year.

Too much

Football is taking everything over at the moment and yet when something happens that puts it into context, it can’t handle not being the main focus of the nation.

Fans of both Leeds and Manchester United have previously caused problems at various games and that has led to the need for a huge police presence at their games and therefore the postponement of this fixture.

By the time Leeds’ next game comes around it will be October and the squad will be woefully out of practice but they should at least have some injured players back fit once more.

But it will come back to bite them later in the season when they have to cram games into a tight schedule due to the winter World Cup and this untimely passing.

Things could have been done differently to avoid this but it has happened now and there is little left anyone can do but try their best to fit this game in at a good time for both clubs.

In other Leeds United news, Raphinha has taken to Instagram to show off his Leeds merchandise that he regularly uses on a day-to-day basis.