Last Updated: 21/09/11 7:33pm
FINAL WORD - Amar says: "Very good point made about versatility in the modern game, which is a feat especially important to Ferguson. I think we'll see more of Valencia at right back, and Park playing a more central role, especially with our new style of playing with tempo down the middle."
FULL TIME. That's it, Man Utd win here at Elland Road. Thanks for your views tonight, it added to the night!! Stay with us for reaction.
Leeds come again and Forssell passes from the right to Nunez to the left side of the Man Utd box. He tries an effort from 12 yards under pressure from Vanencia but his shot is wide of Amos' right post.
Leeds win a throw in 12 yards out on the right. They take but there is a foul in the box and it is a Man Utd free-kick.
Leeds win a corner on the left. They take and White's cross into the box is headed away by Carrick. Nunez then tries to press into the left side of the box but Park tackles and clears.
Brett has been back in touch to say: "Brighton and Hove Albion... There tomorrow to see Liverpool Visit though, King Kenny and his men!. Simon with Leeds Friday! Good week for footy There is more united Fans then anything here ask them any question about united and there go errrr!"
Debobrata in India says: "Its interesting....United field Carrick as centre-half. Its the new style employed by Barca nowadays. Barca have two injured defenders in Pique n Puyol, and they day in day out are playing the likes of holding medios like Mascherano n Busquet in defence. So players with versatile abilities are very crucial to team's cause. Remember O'shea...little skill....butplayed for United for more than yrs with committment & importantly VERSATILITY. Now its carrick....probably that's why United still persist with him....modern day football."
Welbeck runs at Lees on the right flank but the Leeds defender puts the ball out for a Man Utd throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take and keep good possession before Pogba is fouled for a free-kick 40 yards out in front of goal.
Forssell almost latches onto a cross from Clayton from the right but he is given offside 15 yards out in the centre.
Fryers is hobbling with what looks like an injury to his left knee and has come off the pitch so Man Utd will have to finish with ten men as they have used all their subs.
Andrew from Slough says: "Looks like sir Alex knows what he's doing! Dread to think what would happen when he retires! The mans a genius! You look at the team sheet and it worries you but then the score speaks volumes for the mans intentions! He is god!"
Leeds keep good possession before White's cross from the left is deflected out to Clayton who tries an effort from 28 yards in front of goal but it is well over.
Macheda is replaced by Cole, who is making his debut for the Red Devils. Cole is playing on the right and Welbeck on the left.
Valencia takes the corner and Man Utd keep good possession before Pogba's cross from the right byline is caught by Lonergan near his line.
Valencia crosses from the right to Owen on the edge of the box and his shot is deflected out for a corner on the right.
Brett from Sussex says: "You guys that keep slating Leeds remember a couple of points! There holding well considering there whole team is worth half the united squad! And two seasons back kicked you out the cup! So man u fans go back to supporting them from your sofas down south and leave the true Leeds fans alone! Just to add I don't support either team..."
Man Utd take the throw in but Leeds win their own throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take before Clayton finds Vayrynen to the left of the box who shoots at goal from 12 yards and Amos saves but he is offside anyway.
Forssell is fouled for a Leeds free-kick near the halfway line on the left. O'Dea takes it short and Leeds keep possession before Nunez crossfield ball to Lees in the right corner is over hit and goes out for a throw in to Man Utd near their own byline.
Tom in Seattle says: "No fair with the predictions, Jack in Queensland! We know you are hours ahead so you already know the result!" Ha, ha...he wishes!!!
Nunez catches Diouf with a late challenge near the halfway line on the right. He is given a talking to but escapes a yellow card.
Clayton runs to six yards out on the right and crosses into the centre but Amos catches near his line.
Berbatov passes from the right towards Park in the centre who in turn tries to feed the ball into Owen to the left side of the box but the back-tracking O'Dea intercepts and clears.
Diouf tees up Pogba for a shot from 20 yards in front of goal but his effort is more like a rugby kick and goes way over!
Leeds keep good possession before Snodgrass releases Lees to the right byline but he is given offside.
Berbatov releases Macheda into the left side of the box who shoots from six yards but it is wide and he is given offside anyway.
Lewis says: "It's Lewis Gormley from Edinburgh here. I think Berbatov will grab a brace in the 2nd half with Leeds getting a late consolation to make it 5-1 Man Utd. Re Rob: Never 7-3 in a million lifetimes."
Park finds Macheda in the left corner. Man Utd then keep possession before Valencia's pass into the right side of the box is intercepted by White who clears.
Leeds come forward and Snodgrass' cross from 20 yards out on the right is caught by Amos on his line.
Berbatov releases Owen into the left side of the box. He pulls the ball back before trying to lob Lonergan into the top left hand corner but his shot from 16 yards is just over. Unlucky!
Leeds win a free-kick midway in their half. Lonergan punts the ball forward before White tries to get around Diouf in the left corner but the Man Utd player holds firm and clears.
Jack says: "Greetings again from Queensland, even though Leeds are 3-0 down I think they can come back to draw 3-3 I at least expect Forsell to come on and score come on Leeds." You never know mate!
Owen tries to run into the centre of the box but Bromby tackles before Diouf's long range effort is well wide.
Diouf takes the free-kick short and Progba plays a great cross field ball to Valencia in the right corner who crosses back across the box to Berbatov but his first touch is poor and Leeds clear.
Gregg says: "Thanks for the updates - in hospital with my newborn son Ryan and it sounds like his namesake scored a cracker!" Congratulations Gregg to you and your family!
Rob says: "Hello John Mate Rob from taxas if leeds win this match 7-3. i'll fly back to england just to shake your hand"
Mark says: "1 more goal from Owen for his hatrick and a 5th goal from Berbatov! Leaving McCormack for a sneaky goal for Leeds in the 87th minute. Result 5-1 Man Utd win. 400 pound coins to come my way ;)"
Per says: "I think John Christie may have to eat his words........... unless it's a 7-3 he meant.....Man U looking sharp on their second string."
Joe says: "To be honest with you, I hope Grayson and his team come back in the 2nd half and make it 4-3, because I think 4-2 is outrageously impossible!!! :)" You never know mate!
Nick Howson from Lancaster says: "Man United showing their strength in depth here. I was expecting a less experienced team, but its great to see 4 hungry strikers all pushing Rooney, Chicharito and Welbeck in the first team. Real quality strike force this season. And Giggs hasn't lost it either."
Linda the Red Devil says: "To Rob the Leeds fan, you say United are up to their usual tricks? If by that you mean winning matches and trophies than your team could do well to learn a 'trick' or two!"
Sean says: "Tell Rob that of course Leeds aren't scared of ManU's big guns...they're all at home watching on TV!"
Grant says: "OK - All hail the mighty Fergie!!! Hope to See Pogba (for Berbatov), Thorpe (for Carrick) & Welbeck (for Owen) + a couple more goals in the second half."
Martin says: "man utd is looking good out there. 3-0 HT. nice one." John had replied to Rob just before the Giggs goal: "Hi Rob. Yes, indeed! As I said last time, I got it wrong by the one goal mate! Lol!" You never know, it could be 7-3!!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 50/1 for a Leeds win, 12/1 the draw and 1/33 for a Man Und victory. I'm hoping Grayson gets into his players at the break, they come out firing and the score finishes 4-2!! Here's to hoping!! What are your views / predictions? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best in a mo!
HALF TIME. Man Utd go in three goals to the good here at Elland Road. Stay with us for the second period.
GOAL - GIGGS!!! Giggs takes the corner short and plays a one-two with Park before running into the left side of the box. He then nut-megs White before placing the ball into the goal from eight yards on the left. Wow!!!
Man Utd take the corner before Valencia's cross into the box is put out by Bromby for a Man Utd corner on the left.
Lonergan throws the ball out to White on the left but Valencia steals the ball off him before shooting from a tight angle on the right which Lonergan has to put out for a corner at his near post.
Park makes a great run from the left to the edge of the area before the ball runs through to Lonergan.
Rob says: "Leeds have showed that they are not scared of the Man U big guns even if they are showing their class. Typical Man U fouling when in danger in the last third.....All this talk of dirty Leeds recently - it seems that Fergie's team are up to their usual tricks. I must admit, Owen may have lost his desire but he certainly hasnt lost his class."
McCormack almost gets onto a throughball by White into the left corner but it just goes out for a goal kick.
Leeds come again and McCormack tries to get around Carrick on the edge of the box but the Man Utd player clears.
Diouf tries to get onto a long ball to the right side of the box but catches White and it is a Leeds free-kick on the edge of their box.
Snodgrass is booked for a late challenge from behind on Park. It is a Man Utd free-kick midway in their half on the left.
Berbatov feeds the ball to Owen on the right side of the box who then passes to the on-coming Valencia but he shoots wide from ten yards in the centre with the goal gaping.
Giggs releases Macheda into the left side of the box who wins a throw in ten yards out. Man Utd take and Macheda wins another throw in in a similar position. They take and win another throw in. This time Fabio tries a long throw to Giggs in the box but Lonergan is quickly off his line to gather.
GOAL - OWEN!!!! Giggs takes a short corner before passing to Valencia on the right. He passes to Diouf on the right flank who passes from 18 yards out to Owen on the edge of the box in front of goal and this time he does not scuff his shot, he puts it beautifully into the far corner. Great effort!!!!
Man Utd win a free-kick on the halfway line. They feed the ball to Owen on the right flank who crosses into the box from 12 yards but Lonergan is quickly off his line and he catches the ball in the box.
Leeds come again and Snodgrass creates a yard of space for himself 25 yards out on the right and tries a curling effort but it goes over the bar.
McCormack takes the free-kick 35 yards out on the left and Becchio heads the ball on to the right side of the box but the ref spots an infringement and it is a Man Utd free-kick in their own box.
Man Utd take the free-kick but Fabio fouls Snodgrass for a Leeds free-kick on the right near the halfway line. They take and Diouf fouls Howson and gets booked.
Leeds take the free-kick and win another near the halfway line on the left. They take but Becchio catches Fabio for a Man Utd free-kick midway in their half on the left.
Fabio catches Bromby in the right corner near the Leeds box and receives the first card of the night.
John Christie says: "I love it how Fergie has fielded his big guns tonight! This shows he doesn't want a repeat of his last humiliation by Leeds. Well, I believe that tonight, Leeds will do Man U. big, big damage. My prediction is a ridiculous Leeds United 7 - 1 Manchester United. I know it's a crazy statement but, I just woke up with this in my head. When we beat them in the FA cup at Old Trafford, I had predicted us to win 2 - 0. I was only just wrong on that occasion!" You need seven goals now!!
Clayton wins the ball and creates a yard of space for himself before shooting from 22 yards to the left of goal but it is straight at Amos who gathers easily.
Fryers tries to release Diouf into the right corner with a long ball but it is just too far and goes out for a Leeds throw in near their own box.
McCormack takes the free-kick but it is too high and sails past everyone in the box and goes out for a goal kick.
Keogh tries to get around Giggs to the left side of the box and is brought down and it is a Leeds free-kick 25 yards out.
GOAL - OWEN!!!!!! Man Utd take the lead via Owen. Berbatov finds Park on the right edge of the box who passes to Owen in the centre. He puts the ball onto his left foot and scuffs his shot from the edge of the box but it still trickles in past Lonergan into the left corner.
Man Utd win a throw in near the halfway line on the left. They take but Diouf can not get on a Giggs pass and it is a Leeds ball.
White tries to release McCormack into the left corner and Valencia puts it out for a throw in five yards out on the left. Leeds take and keep possession before Snodgrass' cross from the right is charged down and cleared.
Man Utd win a free-kick 40 yards out on the right. They take and Giggs tries to feed the ball to Macheda in the left corner but the ball rolls harmlessly out for a goal kick.
Leeds break forward and Becchio falls to the ground in the box under a challenge from Fabio but the ref refuses a penalty call and it is a Man Utd goal kick.
Man Utd come again and Berbatov crosses from the left to Owen on the edge of the box in front of goal but Clayton makes a great tackle and Leeds clear.
Valencia takes a short corner but Man Utd are forced back before they come again but White intercepts the ball and Leeds clear.
Giggs takes the second corner and Fryers misses his header in the box before Diouf crosses from the right and wins another corner on the right.
Man Utd break forward and Macheda wins a corner on the left. They take short and Giggs wins another on the left.
Leeds break forward and Snodgrass wins a corner on the right off Fryers. They take and Leeds have two shots from close range on goal but first Berbatov and then Amos block near the line and they clear.
Fabio fouls Clayton for a Leeds free-kick midway in their half on the right. They punt it forward but Man United win the ball and break forward before Diouf mis-kicks in the box much to the amusement of the Leeds fans!
Fabio's pass hits the ref and goes out for a Leeds free-kick midway in their half on the right. They take and win another midway in Man Utd's on the right. They take and feed the ball to McCormack who shoots well wide from 30 yards.
Kunal says: "I can't wait to see Carrick back in defence again. Will he make a clean tackle? Also interested to see how Fergie's choice of playing with 4 forwards and 2 wingers (barring Valencia) plays out."
Ajay from India says: "4 out and out strikers and Michael Carrick at centre back!If nothing else Sir Alex is promising us a goal fest.Hope its at the right end though."
Graham says: "Greetings from the Costa del Sol! I was a season ticket holder at Elland Road for 20 years before moving here - 1 - 0 to Leeds will do for me. Then 3 points against Brighton on Friday... Perfect!!" Cheers Graham, enjoy the game.
My view - I'm going for a 4-2 Man Utd win with Berbatov to score first which pays a handsome 100/1! What are your views / predictions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them up throughout the evening.
Mark says: "Just placed £10 on Man Utd to win 5-1 at 40/1 returns £400!!" Good luck mate - I will put my prediction up in a sec!
Amar says: "It will interesting to see what shape United adopt. Not sure how happy Macheda and Diouf will feel starting on the wings. Atleast this game confirms that Carrick is officially second team material now."
Team news - Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen have been handed their first starts of the season by Ferguson. It is a visiting line-up boasting Ryan Giggs at one end of the experience scale and teenage defender Ezekiel Fryers making his debut at the other. Leeds boss Simon Grayson has stuck largely to the side that defeated Bristol City at the weekend, Leigh Bromby replacing the suspended Patrick Kisnorbo and Ramon Nunez losing his place to Luciano Becchio.
Grant says: "Not Sure what Fergie is up to: 4 strikers just to try and give them all a game rather than pick a balanced side mixing the youth and experience - In for a tough night."
Russell says: "Come on Leeds McCormack first goal Leeds win 2-1 Owen with late reply Wonder what odds are for that."
Jack says: "Greetings from Queensland, when they played in the FA cup with Leeds winning 1-0 the team was stronger then the team out tonight, Leeds to win 3-1 McCormack 2 and John Howson 1 and Ji sung park with the 1 goal."
Daniel says: "So Man Utd have 1 defender, 1 defender who thinks he's a winger, 4 midfielders and 4 strikers.....i think more teams should be like that." Ha, ha!
Rob says: "Expect a great game tonight - Man U taken us seriously tonight with 6 big guns out. Fancy the Leeds faithfull to make the difference tonight - Leeds to nick it by a goal in a high scoring game 3:2. Mighty whites!!!" You never know mate!
Sky Bet's Jonathan has been in touch to say: "Leeds are 9/2 to spring a surprise on Premier League champions Manchester United, who are 8/15 to get a win at Elland Road. The draw is 10/3 and a 2-1 Leeds win has been price-boosted to 18/1." Thanks for the info Jonathan, for the full market click here.
First view - Prajwal in India says: "Cant wait to see manu taking revenge of last time fa cup 3rd round defeat to leeds at old traf. Manu 2-0. Owen n gigs on score sheet." Cheers Prajwal, enjoy the game!
Team news - Fryers, a cultured centre-back, has been given his chance by Man Utd boss Alex Ferguson after impressing while playing for the reserves this season following his step up from the youth team.
Teams news - Man Utd: Amos, Valencia, Carrick, Fryers, Fabio, Diouf, Park, Giggs, Macheda, Berbatov, Owen. Subs: De Gea, Welbeck, Brown, M Keane, Thorpe, Pogba, Cole.
Team news - Leeds: Lonergan, Lees, Bromby, O'Dea, White, Snodgrass, Howson, Clayton, Keogh, McCormack, Becchio. Subs - Rachubka, O'Brien, Vayrynen, Brown, Forssell, Nunez, Taylor.