Manchester United have named their team to face Leeds this afternoon.
It will be our first visit to Elland Road for a league game in almost twenty years. The last time we did, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still playing for us, and the manager spoke about the important league game in the build-up.
“I can’t really [believe] that [it’s been so long],” he told Man Utd.com. “I remember those games fondly and the rivalry of course. They were a top team, they challenged us and it was games where you had the crowds against you. Eighteen years, okay. Of course every goal you score for this club is fantastic. They were big games and important games and I remember I think I scored two in a 4-3 win. I scored one here at Old Trafford too… I scored a few. The thing is I don’t look back too much which is why I probably can’t remember it’s 18 years ago. I always look forward and of course this game has been something to look forward to amidst all the other things we’ve spoken about this week.”
Marcus hasn’t trained but I hope that he will join us. Apart from that everyone – of course Anthony is injured still – has had a couple of days of recovery and a week of preparation and training. You need that against these. They make you go to the edge physically and mentally. They have a unique style of play and it’s a game we’re looking forward to. Eric is back and has been training this week. It’s been a good week.”
“We had a tactical meeting with the players [on Friday] and they asked when was the last time we thought we had a free midweek. Of course we’ve had a winter break [in 2020] and went to Marbella and we had Project Restart in the summer, but before then our only midweek without a game was in August 2019, so it’s been relentless.”
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