Marcelo Bielsa has seen his treatment room woes lifted in recent weeks which has resulted in a rare selection dilemma, especially in defence.
Leeds opted for a centre-back partnership of Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente while Pascal Struijk and Robin Koch were named on the bench.
Stuart Dallas was also played in midfield with Mateusz Klich in the squad following his return from international duty where he contracted Covid-19.
United loanee Jack Harrison will be absent from this weekend's fixture due to Premier League loan rules - he's unable to take on his parent club.
Bielsa also has a decision to make as to whether he opts to move Dallas into a wing-back position with Alioski further forward, as he did during the clash with Pep Guardiola in the reverse game earlier in the season.
He could also bring Mateusz Klich into midfield along with Helder Costa out wide instead of the North Macedonian.
Here, the Yorkshire Evening Post pick out our starting XI for the trip to the Etihad: