Man Utd team leak explained after lineup named before fans were told

Manchester United’s lineup was leaked early once again prior to today’s game at Goodison Park against Everton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s chosen team has been exposed prior to the embargo of one hour before kick-off on many occasions of late.

The club, like every other, release the lineup 60 minutes before the match gets underway.

Yet in the 15 minute window prior to that, the team was known by many on social media.

Rights holders and broadcasters receive the confirmed lineups in that small window so they have time to announce the teams themselves at the embargoed time.

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It also enables the media prepare for the game and who will be up against who on the pitch.

However, the embargo is strict and should not be broken, yet leaked team news is being released on social media.

The Manchester Evening News say it is ‘no coincidence’ the recent team news leaked is always during that 15-minute period.

It can give the opposition an advantage, giving them more time to prepare for what lies ahead on the field.

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For betting reasons too, it has an impact with prior knowledge giving many unfair advantages with odds.

Some clubs, especially big ones where people are desperate for information as soon as possible, suffer more than others when it comes to leaks.

And United are certainly having trouble with it of late on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Today’s team sees Anthony Martial return after a small injury issue, while Daniel James misses out with a knock.

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