The Red Devils are scheduled to travel from Lancashire to Yorkshire on Sunday as two old opponents prepare for a Premier League battle
Manchester United midfielder Fred has clashed the Red Devils ’clash with old opponents Leeds United as an“ English football Clasico ”and the fierce rivalry is set to resume on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will see how their next Premier League trip will take them to Elland Road, with their first top-notch visit to that part of Yorkshire to be played since October 2003.
There will be no supporters this weekend, amid the constant blockade carried out by the coronavirus, but a lot of passion is promised in a competition that Fred thinks is worthy of sitting next to the biggest sports derby.
What was said?
“Definitely, it’s the English football Clasico,” the Brazilian international midfielder told the Red Devils. official website facing Leeds.
“We have this expectation from social media.
“The fans are excited about this game, as we are of course. We didn’t have a game in the middle of the week this week, so the expectations for the next game are increasing and this is a derby against a mass rival.
“It’s going to be a really tough game, but we’re going to prepare well for it this week.”
The Red Devils have traveled to the League Cup twice on Elland Road since their last Premier League appearance more than 17 years ago.
They won both competitions, scoring three times in each, but suffered an unforgettable 1-0 defeat by Leeds in the FA Cup clash at Old Trafford in January 2010, when the Whites were third level.
A nine-year gap was created between the 2011 League Cup meeting and the 2020 Premier League match, but two fierce enemies returned with a bang at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s team secured an unforgettable 6-2 win over the Whites in December, with two attempts by Scott McTominay within the opening three minutes to get the Red Devils off to their dream start.
Fred added to the meeting: “I don’t know if it was our best performance of the season, [but] 6-2 was a great result of course. I think we had a better performance this season.
“Scott’s two goals very early on helped us control the game, but they are very tough opponents, they play with such high intensity, they are very strong and they are always looking for an attack.
“We are ready for this, we know how they play and we will try to be as good as possible to achieve victory.”