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:
No chance of getting a ticket. The allocation will be about 5.— Nigel Jessey (@Nyge_79) June 20, 2019
We all know who the real class of 92 are anyway #lufc— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) June 20, 2019
BTEC Scum What could go wrong?? #mot— MagicHat (@bro4dylufc) June 20, 2019
They could move it to Old Trafford and would be a sell out guaranteed— Todd (@Marctolson1) June 20, 2019
Defo losing that one then— Tom Burrow (@TomBurrow_) June 20, 2019
Did @SkySports pick the balls out by any chance?— John Slicer (@JohnSlice80) June 20, 2019
Or when skytv say we will play it.— Michael Hewitt (@lufcprog) June 21, 2019
has sky written all over it— thomas (@thomaslufc_) June 20, 2019
Let me guess this is going to be on sky— 2019 Leeds United (@2019LeedsUnited) June 20, 2019
I think we can all predict what’s going to happen here.— Le Petite Finch @Lionesses ⚽️ (@LePetiteFinch) June 20, 2019
New ground for me and a night out in scum. Sorted— Korova Milkbar (@gelderd_aggro8) June 20, 2019
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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