Man United team news: Expected XI vs Leeds as Ralf Rangnick faces Atletico Madrid dilemma

Elland Road is likely to be deafening on Sunday afternoon as Leeds take onĀ Manchester UnitedĀ in the Premier League.

It is set to be the first Roses derby in West Yorkshire with fans for over 10 years, and Ralf Rangnick’s men cannot afford to slip up.

But with Atletico Madrid on the horizon, changes may have to be made ahead of the crunch Champions League clash. Idusport takes a look at United’s expected XI.

Goalkeeper – De Gea

David De Gea has arguably been United’s stand out player this season.

Despite their poor position in the league table, the Spaniard’s mostly superb performances have stopped a further rot occurring.

With Dean Henderson rarely featuring this season, De Gea looks set to start again.

And it will be superb preparation against a gung-ho side before he travels back to old club Atletico on Wednesday.

Defence – Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw

Harry Maguire’s poor performances in recent weeks saw calls for him to be dropped against Brighton in midweek.

But a reassured performance led to a clean sheet, and showed United fans what their skipper could do.

With Raphael Varane out with an illness, Victor Lindelof is likely to start alongside him at the back.

And Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw will take up their usual position in the wing-back roles.

Midfield – McTominay, Fernandes, Fred

Scott McTominay’s superb performance against Leeds last season shows that he knows just what this fixture is about.

The Scotland international scored two goals within three minutes against Bielsa’s men to give United a 6-2 home victory against their rivals.

Coupled with Bruno Fernandes, who has scored five goals in his last three appearances against the Yorkshire outfit, they represent a pair that Leeds will already be fearing.

And whilst Paul Pogba would be a solid addition to the side’s attacking flair, he may be kept fresh for the trip to Spain on Wednesday – meaning a start for energetic midfielder Fred could be in order.

Attack – Sancho, Ronaldo, Rashford

Jadon Sancho has been a revelation in the last couple of weeks after an admittedly poor start to life in Manchester.

The England winger has scored two goals in his last three games after scoring the same amount in 24 throughout the season.

He could be joined by Cristiano Ronaldo, who will make his first appearance against Leeds in 18-and-a-half-years – set to be the longest spell between playing the same club with such a big gap in Premier League history.

And with Leeds likely to be pressing from the off, Marcus Rashford could be deployed to exploit the spaces left in behind.