Leeds United news and transfers LIVE: Bielsa to speak, Carabao Cup draw reaction, Man United build-up

Welcome to our daily Leeds United live blog for Thursday, August 12.

The start of the new Premier League season is almost among us, with Marcelo Bielsa undergoing his first pre-match press conference of the season this lunchtime.

The Leeds head coach will preview Saturday’s season-opening trip to Manchester United today, also giving an update on transfers, injuries and his contract situation.

We’ve also discovered the Whites’ first cup opponents of the new campaign, with Leeds last night being drawn against Crewe Alexandra in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

We’ll be here all day to keep you up to speed with all of the latest news and developments from Elland Road and beyond on what should be a busy day.

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