Three talking points: Manchester United 2-2 Leeds – Reds lack focus

Manchester United comeback to avoid defeat to Leeds at Old Trafford.

For a team that went into this game as heavy favourites, we did not expect to see Manchester United behind after the first minute. Leeds scored their second shortly after the break too, but Erik ten Hag’s side overcame a shoddy performance to clinch a point.

While the team deserve some credit for not giving up, this was a disappointing draw at home to a side we should be beating. It genuinely feels like a loss.

United played well in parts but lacked focus in key moments of the game.

Here are three talking points from the game:

Feels like a loss

United have been in such good form of late, so to go two goals down against this bang average Leeds side was disappointing. We fought back and picked up a point but as I write this – after the full-time whistle – it feels like a loss.

It’s sickening but you can’t win them all — even the ones you let slip away.

Stop playing Marcus Rashford on the right

I was always under the impression we would miss Antony tonight. Say what you like about his performances this season, but it was clear to see tonight why Ten Hag admires the Brazilian so much.

In the first half we played without any ball retention. Everything on the left flank (Alejandro Garnacho) looked rushed and Rashford was ineffective at best on the right. Every man and his dog could see this wasn’t going to plan.

Thankfully, Ten Hag switched the two wide players at the break which meant Rashford could attack from his favoured position, on the left. He was switched centrally after Wout Weghorst’s substitute and got his name on the scoresheet with a stunning header.

I hope this was the moment Ten Hag realised Rashford rarely plays well on the right. This is literally one of the most in-form players in the world right now. Rashford did not earn that status on the right flank so why play him there?

Jadon Sancho back on the scoresheet

We’re all buzzing for Sancho. Not only is he back playing competitive football but he scored the equalising goal against dirty Leeds tonight.

The 22-year-old came on after 59 minutes of play and scored 10 minutes later. He looked bright and caused a number of problems for the Leeds defence.

It was Sancho’s first goal for United since September.

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  1. bring back brendan williams to assist bissaka, stop playing dalot he is slow forget his crosses but zero tackles pls this warghost should stop playing.

  2. That has got to be 1 of the stupidest football comments I have ever read…..stick to football manager mate

  3. I think we missed Antony at d other flank.Antony gives us that team balance,his rans,the defensive work then my other priblem z with our full backs y don’t they cross those balls wen we hve that tall man but otherwise it was a wake up call

  4. Good performance lads only we should be more clinical in front of goal especially garnacho..well played in the second half

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