Man United vs Leeds
Manchester United’s Premier League campaign kicks off in less than 24 hours’ time.
The Red Devils begin their season at 12:30 PM UK time on Saturday, playing host to bitter rivals, Leeds United.
Owing to the pandemic, this will be the first time Manchester United and Leeds fans have been allowed in the same ground since The Whites’ return to the English top-flight.
As a result, a lively affair is anticipated, with United fans also no doubt very keen to get a proper look at new signing, Jadon Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Varane & Sancho
Ahead of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the press on Friday.
When conducting his pre-match press conference, the Norwegian discussed a number of topics, including Raphael Varane.
The Frenchman, though, is set to play no part on Saturday, with Solskjaer pointing to the quarantine and isolation as the big reason why the deal is not done yet:
“He hasn’t trained with us. Things take time. Not 100 per cent done yet. He won’t be involved because he has not trained with us.
“The big hold up was the quarantine and the isolation – it will be done soon.”
But whilst Varane is set to miss out, Solskjaer did state that Jadon Sancho is going to be involved.
However, OGS would not say if the winger would be in from the off or not:
“Jadon is going to be involved definitely. Good week, but was ill after his holiday.
“He has looked sharper than expected. Can’t tell you if he is going to start though.”
Elsewhere, Marcelo Bielsa would hold his pre-match press conference on Thursday and had the below to say on Kalvin Phillips:
Bielsa will make a late call on Phillips: “He’s done a different type of work, a briefer one. The preparation time he had was half that of his teammates, but he’s done this in a very serious manner. It’s natural that the time he needed to prepare has not been completed yet” #LUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 12, 2021
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