Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has warned his team-mates to anticipate a ‘tough’ game when they face Leeds United in the Premier League this weekend.
Man United will look to maintain their momentum when they play what de Gea described as a ‘rivalry match between both teams’ away from home on Sunday.
United bounced back to winning ways on Tuesday night when they beat ten men Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at Old Trafford.
It was the first time since their 3-1 win over Brentford when Manchester United scored more than a goal.
United’s performances prior to the victory over The Seagulls haven’t been that bad. Just that The Red Devils weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. Stats show that Man United would have scored over eight goals in their last three games against Middlesbrough, Burnley and Southampton, nevertheless, they scored only three.
Manchester United’s chances of recording two league wins in a row have been boosted, thanks to The Whites’ recent struggles.
Leeds United came from three goals down to play 3-3 against Aston Villa, with ex-United player, Daniel James, scoring a brace, and losing 3-0 to Everton last weekend.
Regardless of Leeds’ struggles, David de Gea, who was outstanding against The Seagulls on Tuesday, still believes the clash will be a difficult game.
“I know it’s a massive rivalry between the teams,” said De Gea told MEN.
“It’s going to be a tough game, especially away against Leeds – good team, difficult team, different team.
“But we have to win this game as well to be in the top four and hopefully we can go there and win.”
Manchester United won the reverse fixture 5-1 at Old Trafford on August 14 but they played a goalless draw the last time they faced Leeds at Elland Road last time.
Daniel James had earlier made Leeds United admission ahead of the game against Manchester United at Elland Road, stating that The Whites are under pressure to deliver, given their recent poor performances.
“We have got obviously three games next week as the Liverpool game has been put in between.
“It’s the games we play for, we have maybe put a little bit more pressure on from not getting a result from this game but we are all confident going into it.”