Manchester United – Leeds United
The traditional english FA-Cup has already started and bringing with Manchester United vs. Leeds United a tasty tidbit on January 3rd 2010. ManU is currently ranked 2nd in the Premiere League table just two points behing the leader Chelsea and Leeds is the undisputed leader in the strong League One. So this will be a though and very exciting match and everybody knows that FA-Cup has its own rules. SO everything is possible?
In Total both teams competet 86 times against each other. Manchester United won 34 times, Leeds United won 22 times and 30 times they played draw. The last match between these two clubs was a Premiere League match on 21st February 2004 which ended with a 1:1 draw.
ManU – last 5 matches played
Out of the last 5 matches Manchester United achieved 3 victories (against Wolverhampton Wandereres, Hull City and Wigan Athletics) and had to face two losses, one against Fullham and on in the last Premiere League match against Aston Villa on 12th December 2009.
Leeds – last 5 matches played
Leeds is currently in a sensational shape. They won 4 (Stockport, Hartlepool, Southampton and Accrington in the Football League Trophy) out of the last 5 matches and played one draw (against Brentford).
On the side of ManU, Neville, Anderson and Paul Scholes are back after their injuries but Nani, Van der Sar, O’Shea, Evans, Ferdinand and Hargreaves will still be missing. On the side of Leeds there will just be missing Leigh Bromby due to suspension, there are no injuries of key-players known.
Due to the mentioned facts we believe that this will be very hard fight which will end either in a 1:1 draw or a 1:2 victory of Leeds.