By Darren Bent

20th Dec, 2020 | 11:00am

'Unfortunate for Leeds' - Exclusive: Bent reacts to early Twitter team news update

Darren Bent has admitted he fears for Leeds United after Edinson Cavani was confirmed fit to play for Manchester United on Sunday.

The former Tottenham and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has warned Marcelo Bielsa’s men they will need to pay special attention to the Uruguay international at Old Trafford.

As confirmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday, the 33-year-old came through training and should be fit enough to face the Whites later today.

He scored three goals in four games before he was forced to miss the matches against Manchester City, RB Leipzig and Sheffield United through injury.

Bent admitted Cavani’s return is the last thing Leeds will want and suggested that the Whites will have to go for goals if they are to win against their fierce rivals.

Bent told Football Insider: “Cavani, we know he started to make a statement before what happened with the whole tweet and stuff but unfortunately for Leeds, he’s back now.

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“He’s someone who is razor sharp and Leeds are going to have to watch him because he’s been one of the very, very best for the last decade, if not longer, his movement is still sharp as ever, we know he could finish, he’s clever and he’ll make Leeds defend.

“I think Leeds, definitely, he’ll be one to keep an eye on. We know they’re not going to come away from what they do really, really well so just one of the things, unfortunately, that Leeds are going to have to pay him a little bit more attention.

“I think the game will have goals in it but the way, if they’re going to win it, they’re going to have to outscore Manchester United.” 

In other news, Noel Whelan has dropped a massive Pablo Hernandez claim after early team news from Leeds United.