Roses battle here to stay and Leeds United victory against Red Devils would top the list

LEEDS United have enjoyed some fine moments and victories upon their Premier League return.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:45 am

Manchester City away of course top of the list - but a list featuring an impressive supporting cast - Leicester away, Aston Villa, Everton, the five-star showing against Newcastle, the romp at West Brom.

The draw at home to Liverpool wasn't bad either was it? Likewise holding City and them lot from Chelsea at Elland Road.

But beating the arch enemy, that side from the other side of the Pennines really would top the list satisfaction-wise, especially after this week and the whole European Super League furore.

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SCORE TO SETTLE: For Leeds United, pictured before December's 6-2 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

For 24 hours at least, 48 at a push, it looked like the Leeds United against Manchester United fixture was very soon going to be off the agenda, no sooner than it was back on it.

But the Red Devils along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur then took the wheel to perform a hasty u-turn and now the Battle of the Roses is indeed here to stay.

As part of a superb return to the Premier League, the first league clash between the two sides for over 16 years did not exactly go Leeds' way back in December.

The sight of the Old Trafford scoreboard of Manchester United 6 Leeds United 2 was a difficult one to digest for the Whites, even as a newly promoted side.

But as even Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said himself today, that was no 6-2 game.

The scoreline should and could have been different.

Leeds are better than that and Leeds have learned since, just ask Man City or Liverpool.

Now, if all goes well, it's time for the biggest rivals of all to find out as well.

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Thank you Laura Collins