By Danny Mills

19th Feb, 2022 | 1:00pm

Leeds United news: Mills issues 'desperate' claim as Man United prediction shared

Leeds United have a chance of beating Man United on Sunday (20 February), according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender claimed they will be “desperate” to beat their arch-rivals after the 5-1 thrashing they received on the opening day.

Sunday’s game will be the first time Man United have visited Elland Road in front of a crowd since an EFL Cup tie in the 2011-12 campaign.

Last season the two sides played out a goalless draw at Elland Road behind closed doors.

“Man United have got problems but they keep managing to get results,” Mills told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitley.

“Leeds will be desperate to get a result against Man United at Elland Road, especially after the absolute drubbing on the opening day of the season.

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“Without a doubt, Leeds have a chance of winning. Man United have some absolutely fantastic players in their squad, if they can pull it together and it all clicks then they can beat anybody on the planet.

“They are not clicking at the moment, that’s the problem. They are relying on individual players or a bit of luck to win games.

Man United are very disjointed. Harry Maguire has had to come out on a public statement to say things are all ok.

“When you’re not playing well but still getting results then, of course, people are going to ask questions and there will be criticism thrown your way. That’s the pressure of playing at the top.

“Leeds need to bounce back after a very disappointing result and performance against Everton.

“All of a sudden, they’ve got Man United, Liverpool and Man City coming up, they are some huge games. If they’re not careful they can get dragged right back into it.”

In other news, Raphinha may be axed from the Leeds United starting XI against Man United after early team news.