Leeds United take on the Premier League side in Perth in their third pre-season friendly of the summer.
After winning their first two pre-season games against non-league opposition, Leeds step up their summer plans with a clash against Manchester United in Perth this week.
Several key players have not travelled to Australia, but Marcelo Bielsa still has a strong group to pick from for the game against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. And while it is a friendly, it is certainly the kind of game that the Whites would love to win.
It is likely therefore, that Leeds will start the game with arguably their strongest lineup, with Kiko Casilla, Stuart Dallas, Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper and Barry Douglas making up the back five.
Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw will surely start in the middle of the park. But there are some slightly tougher decisions to make in the front four.
Jack Harrison and Pablo Hernandez are likely to start, and Bielsa will be hoping that they will link up as well as they did during the emphatic victory away at York City. Harrison was superb that day, and could make a real statement to both Leeds and parent club Manchester City with an impressive performance in Perth.
Kemar Roofe could cause Manchester United’s defence problems, so may get the nod over Patrick Bamford. Both men could start, as they did against York, but it appears slightly more likely that one of either Mateusz Bogusz or Jordan Stevens will be named in the lineup.
With that in mind, here is what Leeds’ lineup may look like…