Manchester United survived a stirring Leeds United comeback at an emotional Elland Road to put themselves back in the Premier League’s top four with a crucial victory.
In the first game in front of fans between two old rivals on Elland Road since October 2003, they produced the perfect spectacle played by floods and windy predictions.
Manchester United took full control of the break after captain Harry Maguire headed in Luke Shaw’s corner, while Bruno Fernandes did the same blocking Jadon Sancho on the right.
Leeds, however, received a commendable improvement and equalized by two goals in one minute when Rodrigo’s ball in the 53rd minute went past goalkeeper David de Gea, who replaced Raphinha and sent Elland Road to therapies as he slipped the ball from Daniel. James.
Manchester United rallied, with manager Ralf Rangnick making changes, and one of the substitutes paid off as Fred entered Illan Meslier’s vicinity following Sancho’s fine work with 20 minutes left – although Anthony Elanga was hit by a throwback to the crowd. between celebrations.
Elanga has recovered to secure a Manchester United victory by finishing two minutes before Fernandes passes.
Manchester United’s victory came in three stages – control of the first half, the shock of Leeds United hitting one-two, and then recovery finally closing off the victory they deserved.
This would have been a test of mettle and spell after the break when Leeds scored those two quick goals and won all 50-50s in the toughest spot, looking unlikely to pass the test without a hitch. .
The Manchester United players looked shocked by the turn of events that allowed Leeds, who looked frustrated at half-time, to be rejuvenated and threatened with a victory that would have been a nightmare for home fans, who did not like it. guests are clear before, during, and after the game.
Manager Rangnick, deserving of praise for the reforms that have restored Manchester United’s balance, Fred put them back after the launch and another replacement, Elanga, shattered any hopes Leeds had for a fourth point.
Manchester United will feel they deserve to win the whole piece, but they were weak at times and moved under attack from Leeds until Fred calmed the crowd, however for a while.
There were some unfortunate incidents when the Sun needed attention after being hit by arrows thrown at the crowd after Fred’s goal, but he was able to regain his composure so much so that he scored the final goal at the end of the match.
Manchester United are happy with their second win of the week, returning to the top four, but will know they need to continue to win with Arsenal by four points in sixth place and three games in hand.