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Koch returns: All the latest Leeds United early team news pre-Manchester United 

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Leeds United travel to Manchester United tonight looking to spring a shock as they prepare to renew rivalries without a permanent manager in the dugout.

The board sacked Jesse Marsch on Monday following a run of seven games without a win, with the latest a 1-0 away defeat to fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest.

It means Leeds make the trip to Manchester United tonight with a search for a new manager rumbling on in the background, as Michael Skubala heads up the coaching team for the match.

The under-21s boss doesn’t have a full squad to work with as he copes with a number of injury issues still in the side.

As we look ahead to kick-off, we take a look at all the latest team news from the Leeds camp…


Rodrigo is still out and is going to be missing for weeks to come, as the club confirmed last week that an injury from the Accrington Stanley win will keep him out for two months.

Stuart Dallas

Dallas is continuing to work hard to get back up to speed after breaking his leg in April 2022, seen in the gym building up strength during a training ground video last week:

Adam Forshaw

Forshaw’s chances of returning this week are slim, with no update given from Skubala’s press conference on his recovery process, after a minor procedure on his hip back at the start of 2023.

Who should replace Marsch long-term?

Arne Slot

Arne Slot

Andoni Iraola

Andoni Iraola

Marcelo Gallardo

Marcelo Gallardo



Archie Gray

Gray could be back in the mix very soon, with the young midfielder back in training this month after suffering from ankle problems in the back end of 2022.

Sonny Perkins

Perkins, like Rodrigo, suffered an injury during the FA Cup win around 10 days ago, and Marsch had previously given him such a timescale to recover.

Robin Koch

Koch is back in contention this evening after serving a one-match ban against Forest.

Quiz: Can you remember Leeds United’s last 15 results v Man United ahead of midweek clash?

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February 2022, Elland Road?

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