Leeds will 'significantly' change their game plan according to former Manchester City captain
Former Manchester City captain Andy Morrison believes Leeds United will significantly change the way they approach facing Manchester City on Saturday evening.
The fixture at Elland Road starts a run of daunting fixtures for the Whites, with Chelsea and Arsenal to follow in the coming weeks.
Leeds gave Manchester City their biggest victory of the season in a 7-0 thumping at the Etihad Stadium in December.
However, Morrison believes it will be a very different match at Elland Road.
Morrison said on the City’s official website, “There will be significant changes in the senses of Leeds’ gameplan to man-mark in certain areas.
“I thought it suited City when they came to the Etihad, we better legs, better athletes and were technically better so we were able to create one v one situations.”
He added: “If we’re sharp in the final third and our chances created result in goals, we’ll win the game.”
Morrison’s comments are perhaps a little disrespectful to this Leeds side under Jesse Marsch.
The Whites are currently unbeaten in five and have won three games in that time, a run which has moved them five points clear of the relegation zone.
Manchester City are coming off a hectic midweek match against Real Madrid and could still secure a Premier League and Champions League double.
City, without a doubt, need to win on Saturday evening with Liverpool’s relentless form meaning one slip up could see their Premier League hopes fade.
Yet, the Champions League has always remained elusive for City, it’s the one they want and then one they need to be considered a truly great.
With their upcoming Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid and Leeds improved form under Marsch, Saturday’s fixture may not be as straightforward as Morrison is suggesting.
This is without mentioning a packed out and electric Elland road for them to contend with.
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