Date: 20th December 2020 at 6:30pm
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Manchester United
6 – 2
Leeds United

Old Trafford

Premier League

20/12/2020 4:30 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Manchester United Leeds United
McTominay (2, 3), Bruno Fernandes (20, pen 70), Lindelof (37), James (66) Cooper (41), Dallas (73)
De Gea Meslier
Wan-Bissaka Dallas
Lindelof Ayling
Maguire Cooper 72
Shaw 60 Alioski
McTominay Phillips 45
Fred Dias Belloli
James
 
Rodrigo
Bruno Fernandes 71 Klich 45
Rashford 71 Harrison
Martial Bamford

Substitutes

Bailly Poveda
Pogba Roberts
Cavani 71 Casilla
Mata Helder Costa
Henderson Hernandez
Telles 60 Struijk 45
Matic Davis 72
Greenwood Shackleton 45
van de Beek 71 Casey

Game Statistics

26 Goal attempts 17
14 On Target 3
11 Corners 13
6 Fouls 6
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
41 % 59

Leeds United’s return to the Premier League has been pretty pleasing all things considered, but today’s reacquaintance with Old Trafford and Manchester United was always going to be a tricky affair for the squad and manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Despite dominating slightly more of the ball and almost having the same efforts at target as the hosts in the first half, they were unexpectedly clinical (given the season they’ve had so far) and we found ourselves on the wrong end of a five goal first 45.

McTominay had a quick brace inside of three minutes and Bruno Fernandes and Lindelof added to their lead, but minutes before the break Liam Cooper gave some hope of a second half comeback to make it 4-1.

Would the second half be as bizarre as the first?

Our Argentinian gaffer made two quick changes with Phillips and Klich heading off, and being replaced by Struijk and Shackleton. Chances kept coming for both sides and it remained incredibly end to end, but with just over 20 minutes remaining in the tie, the hosts made it 5-1 and the hope of a comeback was over.

That didn’t mean the game was though. With the clock on 70 minutes, United received their obligatory per game penalty to make it six, and three minutes later we went down the other end and Stuart Dallas hit our second.

We had good chances to further reduce the deficit as well but it wasn’t to be.

6-2 final score.

Manchester United MotM

Illan Meslier

Illan Meslier

Liam Cooper

Liam Cooper

Stuart Dallas

Stuart Dallas

Luke Ayling

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