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Leeds United rumours: Whites willing to break transfer record with £40m raid, 'Advanced' talks underway

Leeds United will kick-off their Premier League campaign against Manchester United at Old Trafford next season.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 7:41 am

The Whites face a mouth-watering clash against their bitter rivals on August 14th, and will be hoping to fare a lot better than they did on their last visit to the Theatre of Dreams, which ended in a 6-2 win for the Reds just before Christmas.

Elsewhere, Marcelo Bielsa’s face a difficult December, with matches against Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool to contend with – but Man United legend Gary Neville is fully focused on that pulsating curtain-raiser.

Neville told Sky Sports news as quoted by The Express: "I just hope that Priti Patel and her ministers, rather than concentrating on sort of booing England players, actually allow fans back in the stadium for that game so we can actually get a proper atmosphere.

"It will be a fantastic game. Leeds United being back in the Premier League last season, they were an absolute joy to watch every single game. Manchester United had a good Premier League season.

"If we can get close to a full house in that particular match it will just be an incredible welcome back to fans in the stadium in terms of capacities. It's something that's much needed.

"We've seen the announcement in the last few days that they're going to be full at Ascot and full at Wimbledon, I've not got any reason to think why Old Trafford shouldn't be full for the first game of the season."

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation below...

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