Leeds United face bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

It will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Premier League since February 2004.

Welshman Daniel James is a long-term Leeds target. The Whites thought they’d signed him in January 2019, only for the deal to collapse.

Earlier this week, they were credited with an interest in loaning the winger, who finds himself down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

James isn’t the only man in the Manchester United ranks Leeds have tried to sign in the past. Here’s four more former targets Leeds could face on Sunday.

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Edinson Cavani

Cavani was a free agent during the summer following his release by Paris Saint-Germain.

In July, Andrea Radrizzani confirmed Leeds had an interest in the Uruguayan hitman.

He eventually moved to Old Trafford on the final day of the transfer window.

Injury may keep Cavani out of Sunday’s clash, but he would be a dangerous opponent if fit.

Dean Henderson

Last month, England international Henderson was linked with a loan move to Elland Road in January, by the Sun.

Solskjaer then said Henderson wants to stay, as per ESPN.

In any case, Leeds have Illan Meslier, who has been outstanding in his first Premier League campaign.

Henderson played against Sheffield United, but made a huge early mistake to allow David McGoldrick to open the scoring.

It’s not clear whether Henderson or David de Gea will start on Sunday, but the game does provide Meslier with another opportunity to show why a loan swoop for the Englishman isn’t needed at all.

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Harry Maguire

According to the Express and Star, Leeds launched a bid for Maguire in May 2014, when he was still at Sheffield United.

He ended up moving to Hull that summer, getting his first taste of Premier League action, before joining Leicester in 2017.

He’s now captain at Old Trafford, although question marks remain over his ability to deal with the very quickest strikers.

Patrick Bamford has a great record away from home in the Premier League and will be looking to extend it this weekend.

Scott McTominay

In December 2017, McTominay was a young midfielder waiting for a break under Jose Mourinho and a loan deal to the Championship was mooted in the Sun.

Leeds, along with Preston and Bolton, were the three clubs interested, but McTominay stayed at Old Trafford and ended up forcing his way into the side that season.

He’s likely to be in the side to face Leeds on Sunday, having established himself in Solskjaer’s first choice midfield alongside Fred.

So it’s not just James who could’ve worn a white shirt if things were different…

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