By Daniel Feliciano

15th Feb, 2022 | 2:15pm

Paul Ince tells Leeds how they can beat Manchester United

Paul Ince believes Leeds can beat Manchester United this weekend if the fans make Elland Road hostile and show character during the game.

The Whites will host their long time rivals in front of a sold out crowd for the first time since their return to the Premier League, but are in a relegation battle this season sitting in 15th place.

Now Sky Sports pundit Ince, who was talking to Genting Casino, has told Leeds that their best chance of success against Champions League chasing Man United will be to show character and force them to run backwards.

“I loved playing at Leeds. We know the history between Leeds and Man United, but I love their fans, they’re amazing. I was so glad they made it back to the Premier League.

“The atmosphere at Elland Road is electric, it’s hostile, you can hear the abuse and the shouting. You’ve got to be mentally tough but I loved it there.

“Leeds are fighting for their lives at the moment, so this is a game you’d fancy United to win. But if they don’t have the character, they’ll get beaten. Leeds don’t stop running, and United’s players don’t seem to want to run back.”


Leeds fans are known for being excellent at pushing their team forward and getting behind the players and they will need that more than ever in the remainder of the season.

Starting with Man United on Sunday, when the team will look to avoid another thumping at the hands of their rivals as they did when they lost 6-2 last season and 5-1 on the opening day of this season.

Ince is right in the sense that Leeds are battling for their lives at the bottom of the table and despite the differing league positions, the Whites have a great chance of getting a result.

The fans will play a huge part in getting the team pumped up for a big result and Ince knows better than most what it feels like to go to Elland Road when you’re in red.

A win for Leeds will see the Whites stay clear of the relegation zone, but a defeat could see them go within three points of the drop zone if results go against them.

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