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MANCHESTER UNITED face Leeds United within the Premier League in the present day for the primary time in 16 years.
Matches between the outdated rivals have been few and much between since Leeds’ relegation within the 2003-04 season.
How Man United lined up final time they confronted Leeds within the Premier League
There was the well-known FA Cup third spherical tie at Outdated Trafford in 2010, the place then-League One Leeds snatched victory because of a Jermaine Beckford purpose.
And a September 2011 League Cup assembly between the 2 groups noticed Man United cruise to a 3-0 win at Elland Highway.
Flashback to February 2004 and regardless of differing fortunes that season, the spoils have been shared in what was to be their final top-flight encounter for a while.
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Paul Scholes’ Sixty fourth-minute opener was virtually instantly cancelled out by Alan Smith’s header because the rivals performed out a 1-1 draw at Outdated Trafford.
Present Pink Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a second-half substitute for Sir Alex Ferguson that day, whereas a sure Cristiano Ronaldo, in his first season in Manchester, was left on the bench.
Greater than 16 years on, we check out who else lined up for Manchester United in that 2004 conflict.
Howard changed Fabien Barthez as United No1 in the summertime of 2003.
Nevertheless, the American was unable to ascertain himself in Manchester and joined Everton on mortgage in 2006 earlier than becoming a member of the Toffees completely.
After a decade at Goodison Park, Howard signed for MLS aspect Colorado Rapids and now performs within the USL for Memphis 901, the place he additionally serves as sporting director and a minority proprietor.
One in all a number of Class of 92 stars to characteristic for United that day.
It was his shot – parried by a younger Scott Carson within the Leeds purpose – which Scholes transformed for United’s purpose.
Retired in 2011 and now analyses the Pink Devils as a pundit for Sky Sports activities.
Utility man who performed over a decade in United colors earlier than leaving for Sunderland in 2011.
Loved a single season at Studying on the finish of his enjoying profession and is now a member of the Royals’ backroom workers.
The Frenchman was one among a number of defenders to companion Rio Ferdinand throughout the course of his United profession.
However an eight-month ban for lacking a medication take a look at noticed Ferdinand miss this reunion together with his former membership.
Silvestre left United for Arsenal in 2008, spending two years with the Gunners earlier than spells at Werder Bremen, Portland Timbers and Indian Tremendous League aspect Chennaiyin.
Versatile participant able to enjoying in midfield or at left-back.
Fortune spent seven years at Outdated Trafford after signing from Atletico Madrid then departed for Bolton Wanderers in 2006.
The South African not too long ago left his place as assistant supervisor with Man United’s under-23s to take up a job as first-team coach at Studying.
United beat Leeds to the signing of the Brazilian Wolrd Cup winner in the summertime of 2003, however he didn’t make a lot of an impression.
Kleberson lasted simply two seasons in England and frolicked in Turkey and Brazil earlier than settling in the US, the place he’s now a coach on the Philadelphia Union Academy.
One other of United’s Class of 92 who lined up in midfield for the Pink Devils.
Left United on the finish of the 2003-04 season to hitch Newcastle however is again at his first membership as head of first-team improvement.
Like different members of the Class of 92, Butt is a co-owner of League Two membership Salford Metropolis.
A mainstay in Ferguson’s United squad however by no means fairly loved the identical success as brother Gary.
Joined Everton in 2005 and went on to captain the Toffees throughout an eight-year stint on Merseyside.
Present head coach of the England ladies’s group – however will step down on the finish of his contract in July – and could lead on Group GB on the Olympics subsequent summer season.
United’s creator-in-chief turned goalscorer towards Leeds in 2004.
Membership legend who retired in 2011, solely to reverse his resolution six months later.
Lastly referred to as time on his profession in 2013 and has had teaching spells at Salford Metropolis and Oldham Athletic alongside punditry work.
Thought of among the many membership’s greatest-ever gamers.
Briefly managed United in a player-coach capability in 2014 earlier than retiring to turn out to be Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Outdated Trafford.
Grew to become Wales nationwide group boss in 2018 and led his nation to Euro 2020 qualification.
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Scored 30 objectives in all competitions in 2003-04, however could not discover a well beyond Leeds keeper Carson.
Signed for Actual Madrid in 2006 after a five-year keep at United and completed his profession with spells with Hamburg and Malaga.
Presently an assistant supervisor for the Dutch nationwide group.