The Whites stand an excellent chance of securing a top-half finish in their first Premier League campaign in 16 years, and could even secure Europa League qualification should they maintain their fine run of form over the course of their remaining six matches of the season.
Speaking ahead of the big game, Red Devils midfielder Fred hyped up the rivalry between the two teams and the significance of the fixture, and contended: “It's an English football Clasico. We get a feel for this anticipation from social media. The fans are excited about this game, as are we of course.
“We haven't had a midweek game this week, so the anticipation for the next game increases and it's a derby game against a massive rival. “It'll be a really tough game but we'll be preparing well for it this week.”
He continued: “I don't know if it was our best performance of the season (their last match league game against Leeds), (but) 6-2 was a great result of course.
“I think we've had better performances this season... we're prepared for this, we know how they play and we'll aim to be at our very best to get the win.”Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United and the rest of the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend action continues: