Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester United kick off the new Premier League campaign with a home match against Leeds United. The Red Devils rolled over Everton 4-0 in their last warm-up game, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the season opener. Last time out Man Utd crushed Leeds United 6-2 at the Theatre of Dreams, and it is no wonder Bruno Fernandes and Co. are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash.
New signings Raphael Varane is ready for his Premier League debut, while both Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles are sidelined with injuries. The Whites, on the other hand, did well to impress in the 2020/21 Premier League season, with the team finishing the process in 9th position in the standings. Marcelo Bielsa’s troops, though, were struggling at the back in pre-season, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. The Chilean tactician should have a full squad to choose from for the opener.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.