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LUFC Man Utd v Leeds Preview

Leeds United travel to Manchester United for a Sunday lunchtime kick off against their old rivals in the FA Cup.


Manchester United
Prior to their game against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night at Old Trafford they won their previous game 3-1 at Hull City.

In their last home game they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers reserves 3-0.

Recent home form: WLWLWD

Leeds United
The Whites continue to set the pace in League One and are unbeaten in the league since October at Millwall.

They have only lost two games all season, the other coming in the Carling Cup against Liverpool when they was unfortunate to lose.

Last time out away from home they beat Stockport County 4-2.

Recent away form: WdWDWW


The two clubs have met 49 times at Old Trafford over the years with the home side winning 24 to Leeds 8.

It`s something of a bogey ground for Leeds and they have not won their since 1981 (17 games) when a Brian Flynn goal gave them a 1-0 victory.

The last time they met was in the 2003/04 Premiership when an Alan Smith goal was enough to earn Leeds a point in a 1-1 draw.

The two sides have met on nine occasions in the FA Cup with Leeds winning two to Manchester United`s four.

Manchester United have won both clashes at Old Trafford, the last one was during the 1994/95 season when Brian McClair and Steve Bruce put the home side 2-0 up inside five minutes. Leeds pulled a goal back in the second half through Tony Yeboah (his first for the club) but Mark Hughes stopped any thoughts of a replay when he scored the third.

Six of the games have been in FA Cup semi finals played at neutral venues, Leeds have won two, Manchester United one and three have been drawn.

History of FA Cup meetings
1950/51 Man Utd 1-0 Leeds
1964/65 Man Utd 0-0 Leeds Hillsborough
1964/65 Man Utd 0-1 Leeds City Ground
1969/70 Man Utd 0-0 Leeds Hillsborough
1969/70 Man Utd 0-0 Leeds Villa Park
1969/70 Man Utd 0-1 Leeds Burnden Park
1976/77 Man Utd 2-1 Leeds Hillsborough
1991/92 Leeds 0-1 Man Utd
1994/95 Man Utd 3-1 Leeds

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Man Utd 1/4
Draw 11/2
Leeds Between 13/1 & 14/1

To win FA Cup outright

Man Utd 9/2
Leeds 249/1

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Date:Tuesday December 29 2009

Time: 8:25PM


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