(Video) Ralf Rangnick explains thinking behind starting Jesse Lingard vs. Leeds United

Manchester United are currently preparing for a tense battle against rivals Leeds United.

Sunday afternoon’s Premier League kick-off at Elland Road will see the Red Devils look to continue their push to secure Champions League qualification.

However, playing in front of a packed Elland Road crowd for the first time in 18-years, the Red Devils, led by interim boss Ralf Rangnick, will know that anything less than their best will not be good enough.

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Naming a strong starting 11, Rangnick has shocked fans are including midfielder Jesse Lingard as part of his side to face Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites.

Explaining his decision to start the previously out-of-favour and soon-to-be free agent midfielder, Rangnick, who spoke to Sky Sports, said: “He looked sharp in training.

“He’s got a lot of experience, he is a player who can cover a lot of the pitch and score goals and that’s why I decided to go with him and play him today from the start.”

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