Manchester United are back to winning ways in the Premier League after a dramatic 2-0 win against Leeds United at Elland Road, with Erik ten Hag’s men making up for the failure to beat their bitter rivals in the Old Trafford meeting four days ago.
United have now won back-to-back games at Elland Road, having also left the Yorkshire stadium last year with a victory and this win takes the Reds up to second in the Premier League table.
It looked like Leeds were going to hang on to claim a valuable point in their bid to remain in the division but the inevitable Marcus Rashford scored the opener before Alejandro Garnacho secured the three points moments later.
Man United Player Ratings
David de Gea – 7
Reached a landmark with his appearance, becoming the first United goalkeeper to make 400 appearances in the Premier League. He also equalled Peter Schmeichel’s record of 178 clean sheets – a truly remarkable career. In the game, he made a series of vital saves to keep United above the surface.
Diogo Dalot – 7
Back in the side in back-to-back games after a brief struggle with injuries and almost gave United the lead in the second half but his thunderous strike came off the crossbar. Good outing.
Harry Maguire – 7
A couple of nervy moments on the ball but solid in defence.
Luke Shaw – 8
Enthralling battle with Patrick Bamford but immediately looked more comfortable when he switched to left-back and as a result, assisted the winning goal.
Tyrell Malacia – 7
Pinned against Summerville for most of the game and it was delightful to see Malacia come out on top on most occasions.
Sabitzer – 7
He’s been thrown in the deep end since joining from Bayern Munich and he has not looked out of place at all. Promising start.
Fred – 9
He seems to love playing against Leeds! Another masterful performance from the Brazil international – he’s having quite the second half of the season.
Bruno Fernandes – 6
United didn’t dominate possession as much as usual and as a result, Fernandes’ influence wasn’t as noticeable. He was, however, vital as ever off the ball.
Jadon Sancho – 6
Not the friendliest environment to make your first Premier League start in over three months in but all things considered, he did well.
Marcus Rashford – 8
He’s now reaching the point where he doesn’t need to be at his best to score goals and that’s when you know that development is going exactly according to plan.
Wout Weghorst – 7
Still searching for his first Premier League goal but he put a shift in and assisted the second goal. Looked more comfortable when Rashford was moved to play as the striker and Weghorst dropped to play behind him.