The Whites of Marcelo Bielsa will head to Greater Manchester to face the newly promoted League Two side with high-profile joint owners.

Leeds United have been handed an interesting Carabao Cup tie, the first-round draw pitting the Elland Road side away at newly promoted Salford City (official Leeds website).

The Greater Manchester side has made headlines in recent years due to the high profile of some of the club’s joint owners, namely several former Manchester United players.

Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and David Beckham are all involved with Salford, and with them on board, the club has risen through the non-league to reach the EFL.

Leeds and Man United have had a rivalry over the decades, so the prospect of the Whites locking horns with a team boasting such strong links to ex-Red Devils could make for an interesting game.

Indeed, there has been plenty of speculation suggesting that the fixture could be selected for television coverage, though with AFC Wimbledon against MK Dons having also been drawn together in the first round, this remains to be seen.

Here is how some Leeds fans reacted to the club’s Twitter announcement of the draw:

The tie – which sees the two teams lock horns for the first time – will be played at Moor Lane during the week commencing Monday 12 August, Leeds announcing ticket details in due course.

Salford already have a notable cup upset under their belt in recent years, having beaten former Football League outfit Notts County 2-0 in an FA Cup first-round tie in November 2015 (BBC Sport).

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