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Leeds v Manchester United: result, reaction as Ralf Rangnick’s side win thriller

Manchester United boosted their hopes of securing a top four finish as they beat Leeds 4-2 away in an enthralling encounter.

In extremely wet conditions, the visitors went two goals ahead after Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes scored. However, Leeds responded just after the break, with Rodrigo and substitute Raphinha both finding the net.

However, two Manchester United substitutes, Fred and Anthony Elanga, scored to seal victory.

Ralf Rangnick’s side remain in fourth place and are now four points clear of fifth place West Ham. 

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Leeds vs. Man United result

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Leeds v Manchester United live updates

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Full time – Leeds 2 Manchester United 4: Manchester United win what was a hugely entertaining clash. Goals from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes put the visitors ahead, with Rodrigo and Raphinha’s strikes pulling Leeds level early in the second half. Substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga then scored for Ralf Rangnick’s side.

Manchester United stay in fourth place, with Leeds in 15th. 

90 mins: Yet another yellow card, this time for Klich. 

90 mins: Shaw and Firpo are both booked. There will be five added minutes.

90 mins: Firpo fouls Elanga, which sparks a clash between the two sets of players.

88 mins: GOAL – Manchester United get their fourth goal of the game. It’s a fantastic flick from Fernandes and then Anthony Elanga scores.

84 mins: United bring on Varane for Ronaldo. 

83 mins: Rodrigo shoots over when he should have played in James.

81 mins: Klich’s effort is tipped over the crossbar by De Gea.

80 mins: Raphinha is now booked. 

77 mins: McTominay is the latest player to be booked following a rash challenge.

75 mins: Forshaw is booked for stopping Fred from playing on. 

74 mins: Klich’s effort is saved by De Gea.

71 mins: Sancho plays in Elanga, but the latter shoots straight at Meslier. 

70 mins: Anthony Elanga appeared to be struck by an object from the crowd during the celebrations. The youngster is playing on. 

69 mins: Manchester United are back in front, with Fred scoring shortly after his introduction. Ronaldo, Fernandes and Sancho were involved in the build-up before Fred finishes with a powerful effort. 

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67 mins: Luke Ayling is booked for a foul. 

66 mins: Manchester United take off Pogba and Lingard, with Fred and Elanga coming on. It’s a bit surprising Pogba is coming off given that he has performed well. 

64 mins: Another good run from Lindelof, who pushes forward and finds Ronaldo, with the latter playing in Sancho, whose effort is deflected for a corner. 

61 mins: Struijk is booked for fouling Fernandes.

60 mins: Forshaw plays in Gelhardt, whose shot is saved by De Gea.

59 mins: Ronaldo was booked for dissent following Leeds’ second goal.

The goal has been given. 2-2. Two goals in 24 seconds for Leeds. 

53 mins: GOAL – Incredible. Leeds are level, with Dan James crossing for Raphinha, who gets ahead of Shaw at the far post. VAR is checking a challenge from Forshaw on Fernandes. 

52 mins: GOAL – Rodrigo sends in a cross but it ends up catching out David de Gea and goes into the back of the net. Leeds are back in it and the atmosphere has intensified. 

51 mins: Gelhardt knocks the ball down for Klich, who isn’t able to cause any problems for Manchester United.

51 mins: Ronaldo is played in but his shot is saved and the flag is raised for offside anyway.

50 mins: The rain is really affecting the rhythm of the game, with both teams finding it difficult to play slick passes. 


46 mins: Leeds start the second half well, with Gelhardt looking lively. 

46 mins: The second half is underway.

Leeds are set to make a double change, with Raphinha and Joe Gelhardt coming on for Harrison and Llorente. 

Half time – It will be difficult for Leeds, but if they are to come back then Raphinha could have a significant part to play off the bench. 

Half time – Leeds 0 Manchester United 2. The rain has made it difficult for both teams, but Manchester United have a 2-0 lead at the break. Harry Maguire put the visitors in front with his side’s first goal from a corner in the Premier League this season before Bruno Fernandes added a second. There’s a lot of work for Leeds to do now. 

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45 mins + 4: GOAL – Bruno Fernandes scores as Manchester United make it 2-0. Lindelof does very well to push forward and exchange passes with Sancho. Lindelof then finds Sancho again, who sends in a precise cross, which Fernandes heads down into the net.  

45 + 2 mins: Klich shoots way over for Leeds.

45 mins: We are into six minutes of added time at the end of the first half. 

40 mins: Leeds look to respond, but Forshaw’s effort lacks conviction. 

38 mins: Sancho goes for goal but ends up shooting over. 

35 mins: Shaw hurt himself making a challenge on James but should be okay to carry on.

34 mins: GOAL – Manchester United take the lead, with Harry Maguire scoring with a header following a corner from Shaw.  

33 mins: Pogba finds Fernandes, whose effort is palmed away by Meslier. 

30 mins: Koch, who suffered a blow to the head earlier, has to go off, with Junior Firpo set to replace him. 

25 mins: It’s great play from Pogba, who finds Ronaldo in front of goal, but Meslier makes a save. 

24 mins: Meslier gives the ball straight to Sancho, but the Leeds goalkeeper manages to avoid punishment as the United attack lacks conviction. 

22 mins: Luke Shaw gives away a foul for a hand in the face of Dan James. 

21 mins: David de Gea is called into action to push away Forshaw’s effort. 

18 mins: Manchester United are still searching for greater rhythm in their play. Sancho looks for Ronaldo, but his cross is too high. 

14 mins: Koch will have to wear a bandage, with a change of shirt also required. 

11 mins: Robin Koch has blood on his face after being caught by McTominay.

9 mins: Pogba does well to push forward but his subsequent shot is saved by Meslier. 

6 mins: Bruno Fernandes needs treatment after a challenge from Struijk. The Manchester United player should be okay to continue. 

4 mins: It’s been a frantic start, with Leeds having given a good account of themselves so far. Harrison shoots over for Leeds from the first real opening. Manchester United felt there was a foul on Wan-Bissaka in the build-up.

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2 mins: Dan James is starting out wide for Leeds, with Rodrygo up front. 

1 min: The game is underway.

8:56am: The atmosphere is already impressive at Elland Road as the players enter the pitch. 

8:40am: There has been a lot of speculation about the lack of unity in the Manchester United dressing room. This game is important for the Red Devils to start building momentum, especially with their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid coming up. 

8:20am: Manchester United won 2-0 against Brighton in their last game, but it will take much more than that for Ralf Rangnick’s side to silence their doubters. Despite Leeds’ difficulties this season, this could be another tough test.

8:02am: The big team news for Leeds is that Raphinha is on the bench after he was taken off at half time against Everton last weekend.

Manchester United, meanwhile, give a rare start to Jesse Lingard, with Paul Pogba and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also coming into the side.

8:00am: Manchester United team news


8:00am: Leeds team news


7:40am: It will be a significant occasion for Leeds’ Dan James if he features against his former club. James scored nine goals in 74 games for Manchester United and struggled to make a significant impact at Old Trafford.

7:20am: Interestingly, this is the first time that these two sides have met in a Premier League game at Elland Road with fans in attendance since 2003, which should add some extra spice to proceedings.

7:00am: Welcome to our live coverage of Leeds v Manchester United as both sides go in search of what could prove to be a crucial victory. An entertaining game is expected in the latest instalment of this rivalry. 

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