Leeds United v Manchester United teams announced: Lingard & Wan-Bissaka start

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It’s three changes for Ralf Rangnick’s side at Elland Road.

Jesse Lingard starts his first Premier League match for Manchester United since 1 January 2020, when the Red Devils take on Leeds United on Sunday.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Paul Pogba also return to the team from the trip to Elland Road, while Raphael Varane and Fred are on the bench for the visitors.

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That means United start with David De Gea between the sticks after he once again put in a great performance against Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts for United at Elland Road. Credit: GettyAaron Wan-Bissaka starts for United at Elland Road. Credit: Getty
Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts for United at Elland Road. Credit: Getty | Manchester United via Getty Imag

Wan-Bissaka comes in to replace Diogo Dalot on the right of defence, while Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof continue in the middle. Luke Shaw has struggled in recent weeks but starts at left-back.

In midfield, Scott McTominay will anchor the centre, while Bruno Fernandes and Pogba provide the advanced movement and creativity.

Ahead of them, Lingard’s surprise inclusion will likely see him start out wide, with Jadon Sanch on the opposite flank and Cristiano Ronaldo starting up front. As expected, Edinson Cavani isn’t on the bench for Ralf Rangnick’s side.

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As for Leeds, it’s just one change from last week’s 3-0 loss to Everton, with Adam Forshaw coming in, in place of Raphinha. Stuart Dallas has been passed fit after picking up a knock last time out. Ex-United man Daniel James starts for Leeds.

Teams in full

Leeds United: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Llorente, Klich, Struijk; Forshaw, Dallas, Rodrigo, Harrison; James.

Substitutes: Klaesson, Firpo, Raphinha, Roberts, Bate, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Shackleton, Kenneh.

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes; Lingard, Ronaldo, Sancho.

Substitutes: Henderson, Varane, Dalot, Telles, Fred, Matic, Elanga, Mata, Rashford.

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