Clearing - Economics at Manchester or Leeds?Watch
This year will be another unusual one for results, so previous Clearing places are not likely to be a reliable indicator. The most honest answer we can give is that yes, Economics might be available at either, but no guarantees.
Whilst Manchester and Leeds aren't really tier 1 or 2 unis for economics, they are still pretty decent and are very popular universities so I'd honestly be surprised if there were clearing places. However, there's a possibility there may be places at these unis for related subjects to straight Econ. Manchester often has clearing spaces for their BSc Economics, business and finance course for example.
Note that this is just my opinion and nobody really knows the answer. It's just I've seen lots of stories of Russell Group unis giving less offers and this would indicate clearing spaces are even less likely. Remember that last year unis didn't know teacher grades would be eventually used when they gave offers so last year's clearing history is really of no use in predicting this year.