Leeds United have key advantage over opening day opponents Manchester United

Leeds United have key advantage over opening day opponents Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is working with diminished resources in pre-season as he prepares for the visit of Leeds United on the opening day of the Premier League season. A hectic summer of international football has left Manchester United's squad severely depleted and Solskjaer has been starved of the opportunity to work with a squad that is close to being at full strength. The club were represented at Euro 2020 and the Copa America, and will also have representation at the Olympics as Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo are part of the Ivory Coast squad. A total of 15 senior players were missing when the Red Devils announced their squad for a pre-season training camp in Surrey, including England trio Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford. Solskjaer's side face Championship outfit QPR on Saturday and of the players available, only three are likely to be named as starts against Leeds. Aaron-Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood will be firmly in contention for a starting berth on 14 August but the rest of the squad is currently comprised …
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