Marcelo Bielsa’s side had hauled themselves back into the tie but United’s display were the most superior on the day. As for us here at Apex Football, Super Sunday Premier League coverage comes to a close, bye!
And so ends the drama at Elland Road. Manchester United have come away with the three points which is crucial for their UCL hopes and aspirations. Club skipper Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, substitute Fred and Anthony Elanga all struck either side of Rodrigo and Raphinha’s efforts (for the hosts) to seal the win for the Red Devils.
FULL-TIME AT ELLAND ROAD: Leeds United 2-4 Manchester United
89′ MIN: Anthony Elanga has made sure that the Red Devils will leave Elland Road with all the three points. Bruno Fernandes wins the ball high and feeds Anthony Elanga, who slides a calm finish past Illan Meslier.
GOOAAALLL!!! Leeds United 2-4 Manchester United (A. Elanga)
70′ MIN: The Red Devils have retaken the lead! Jadon Sancho produces a great pass that finds Fred inside the penalty area, and the Brazilian takes advantage of the situation to rifle a shot into the left side of the goal.
GOOOAAALLLL!!! Leeds United 2-3 Manchester United (Fred)
54′ MIN: Leeds United are LEVEL! Substitute Raphinha keeps his cool and scores off an assist from ex Manchester United winger Daniel James. GAME ON!!!
GOOOOAALLL!!! Leeds United 2-2 Manchester United (Raphinha)
53′ MIN: The hosts pull one back! Rodrigo sends a lofted ball into the box which is totally misjudged by the keeper and defence and ends up in the back of the net.
GOOOAAAALLL!!! Leeds United 1-2 Manchester United (Rodrigo)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ELLAND ROAD: Leeds United 0-2 Manchester United
HALF-TIME AT ELLAND ROAD: Leeds United 0-2 Manchester United
45+5′ MIN: The Red Devils double their lead! Bruno Fernandes beats the keeper and increases his team’s tally.
GOOAALLL!!! Leeds United 0-2 Manchester United (B. Fernandes)
34′ MIN: Harry Maguire jumps highest inside the box to meet a perfectly executed corner kick by Luke Shaw. His bullet header goes towards the middle of the goal and behind the goalkeeper.
GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Leeds United 0-1 Manchester United (H. Maguire)
KICK-OFF AT ELLAND ROAD: Leeds United 0-0 Manchester United
United boss Ralf Rangnick has opted for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the heart of defence. Jesse Lingard is also handed a rare start, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are in the line-up.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has named his Starting XI that will face Manchester United, with Brazilian international Raphinha dropping to the bench as Adan Forshaw takes his spot in the line-up.
Manchester United will be counting on the Portuguese midfielder to replicate the form and displays in the reverse clash earlier in the season.
When both sides met in the reverse fixture earlier this season, it was the Red Devils who triumphed 5-1 under the management of ex boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Bruno Fernandes was the star on the day as his hat-trick secured the three points, while Frenchman Paul Pogba registered four assists as well. New summer acquisitions Jadon Sancho made his debut while Raphael Varane was unveiled at Old Trafford.
Hello and welcome to Apex Football’s LIVE Premier League coverage of the tie between Leeds United and Manchester United set to go down at Elland Road. This Super Sunday fixture is important for both teams in their respective ambitions for the remainder of the season. Leeds United will be hoping to get the required points in their bid to steer clear of the drop zone, while the Red Devils will be aiming at getting the three points as they chase UCL football for next season.