As it happened: Man United defeat Leeds in pre-season
The match ball awaits collection by the match referee during the match between the Perth Glory and Manchester United at Optus Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


FULL-TIME: Manchester United 4-0 Leeds United
FULL-TIME: After that brief altercation between Young and Forshaw, the referee has blown the final whistle and brought to an end a very comfortable victory for Manchester United against their historic rivals.

Goals from Greenwood and Rashford in the first half before United changed their entire line-up and Jones and Martial scored. Leeds threatened but United dominated the majority of the game and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be very happy with that.

90+3' Ashley Young sees nothing about this game as a 'friendly'. He got a hand to the face from Forshaw earlier and has just gone in hard on him now. He's been booked for a horrendous challenge and is now giving some lip to the Leeds player. Last couple of minutes and it's starting to kick off. 
86' Storming run into the box from Phil Jones and it's a little comical. He loses control of the ball and then charges, like a steam train, into the Leeds defender before falling to the floor and slicing at his feet to try and regain possession in the box. Typical Jones.
84' Lingard sends a bobbling shot wide of the right post. Possession was won back for United by Jimmy Garner who has just come on as a substitute, as he did against Perth Glory when he scored the second goal.
84' Lingard sends a bobbling shot wide of the right post. Possession was won back for United by Jimmy Garner who has just come on as a substiute, as he did against Perth Glory when he scored the second goal.
83' Just over 55,000 fans at the Optus Stadium, almost a full house. Many Leeds fans, as well as United fans, have travelled from England for this game. 
81' Little happening in the last 10 minutes as both sides wind down this game. 
72' ​​​​​​​A fantastic disguised pass from Gomes inside the Leeds penalty area gives a chance for Young to make it five but his shot is blocked. The 18-year-old is playing really well.
GOAL: Manchester United 4-0 Leeds United (Martial)
69' A fourth for Manchester United. Well-taken penalty from Anthony Martial. Low, hard and into the bottom corner. 

Credit goes to Chong and Gomes who created the chance with a lovely one-two and then Chong was fouled for the penalty.

Penalty for United
68' Ashley Young dithers on the ball and eventually gives it to Gomes. He and Tahith Chong work together and create something, Chong cutting back on himself on the touchline and being chopped down by Cooper. A clear penalty and Anthony Martial will take.
63' First substitution for Leeds as Patrick Bamford heads off. United have a free-kick after a soft foul on Martial and Pereira's cross is headed clear.
60' Beautiful footwork from 18-year-old Angel Gomes. The little forward sends the defender to the floor and then strikes just past the right post as United look for a fourth. He's disappointed with himself for not finishing the chance.
58' Good work from Forshaw down the right flank and cuts it back into space. Harrison steps into that space but the technique for the shot is poor and he lifts the shot over the crossbar.
58' Good work from Forshaw down the right flank and cuts it back into space. Harrison steps into that space but the technique for the shot is poor and he lifts the shot over the crossbar.
52' That was a very rare good corner from Manchester United, whose fans know how infrequent goals from set-pieces are.

It's an even rarer goal for Phil Jones, whose last goal was in March 2014.

GOAL: Manchester United 3-0 Leeds United (Jones)
50' A third for Manchester United a blonde-tinted Phil Jones head thunders home from a corner.

Andreas Pereira won the set piece for United with a fantastic drive from the edge of the box. 

Pereira then delivers the corner and Jones heads home at the near post.

50' Good chance for Leeds as Jack Harrison snatches at a shot inside the penalty area and sends it wide.
Second half underway
46' Manchester United get underway with their new line-up, completely changed from the impressive first half. Plenty of youngsters, particularly in the front line. The back four may be a little suspect, though.
New Manchester United line-up for the second half: Pereira; Young, Jones, Smalling, Dalot; Matic, Pereira,; Chong, Gomes, Lingard; Martial
HALF-TIME: United confident but Leeds threatened
Two fantastic goals from Manchester United from two academy graduates will please the fans and manager Solskjaer. Leeds have threatened three or four times and should have scored by now.

United will be changing their entire line-up at the break, as Solskjaer revealed before the match, while Leeds will make a couple of changes at most.

Another entertaining pre-season fixture for United, which is pretty rare. Nothing dull about this half.

44' Eric Bailly has temporarily left the pitch for United with a knock. Injury problems have plagued him and an injury in pre-season would really be a blow to his future at the club.
43' United with another blistering counter-attack. Pogba with a great, quick pass to Rashford who offloads to the rapid Dan James. He hits the left post. United have struck that twice this game.
41' Another big opportunity for Leeds. Somehow they haven't scored after a pullback from the right is cleared by United.
39' Another close effort from Rashford. Fantastic touch from the 21-year-old, bringing it down just outside the box on the left side. He waits for support as Juan Mata drags away the Leeds defender and then sends a dipping knuckleball towards Casilla's goal. The Spanish goalkeeper parries well clear.
38' Corner for Leeds is delivered from the left and Romero holds a headed effort well and United have possession in their own half. Leeds continue to threaten and will be disappointed not to have yet scored.
35' Marcos Rojo has just won the ball back on the left side of the pitch for United and proceeded to do six or seven kick-ups in the middle of a game. An incredibly South American thing to do. 
32' Hernandez finds space, exploiting a loss of focus from Dan James on Leeds' right side. He gets a shot off from it's deflected wide for a corner. Rojo heads clear.
GOAL: Manchester United 2-0 Leeds United (Rashford)
27' An absolutely sublime goal from Manchester United. The counter-attack is started by Scott McTominay, storming into the Leeds half as United have a three-vs-two advantage. He offloads to Rashford.

The England striker, with one piece of skill, takes out two Leeds United defender and strokes it into the bottom right corner past Kiko Casilla. A fantastic finish and goal for Solskjaer's side.

25' Romero denies Patrick Bamford with a fantastic reaction save using his foot. Daniel James goes up the other end on the counter attack but his final ball is weak. 
24' Good footwork from Pogba and he manages to create space to get away a right-footed shot from 25 yards but it's wide of the post. He looks down in disappointment.
21' Jack Harrison, the Leeds winger on loan from Man City, is forced wide by Wan-Bissaka but still gets a shot away and strikes Romero's side netting.
Photo: Mason Greenwood celebrates his first goal for Man United
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15' Superb skill from Wan-Bissaka, the right-back turns and pokes it to Pogba who takes it on, shrugs off the Leeds defender with complete ease and forces Casilla to palm his shot away for a corner which comes to nothing.
14' Chance for United from a 30-yard free-kick. Pogba and Mata stand beside it before the French midfielder strikes fantastically to the left of the post. Great power and technique, but not quite creeping past Kiko Casilla.
Bielsa bucket
9' Marcelo Bielsa is sitting on a little blue bucket nearer the pitch rather than the provided seats in the dugout. His team are trailing after an excellent start from United.
GOAL: Manchester United 1-0 Leeds United (Greenwood)
17-year-old Mason Greenwood scores his first goal for Manchester United after a stunning season at youth level last year.

A fantastic move from Solskjaer's side. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the new signing, creates the goal with a first time cross from the right after being fed through by Pogba.

Greenwood taps it home.

2' Manchester United hit the post early on. Rashford is fed through on the right of the penalty area by Victor Lindelof. The Englishman pokes it low towards the far left post and strikes it. 
1' We're underway at the Optus Stadium in Australia. Manchester United vs Leeds United for the first time since 2011. Both wearing their traditional kits of red vs white. Bamford kicks off for Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds, passing backwards into the Leeds half as they kick from right to left.
Leeds United starting line-up
Leeds United starting line-up vs Manchester United: Kiko Casilla; Dallas, Berardi, Cooper, Douglas; Phillips; Hernandes, Forshaw, Roofe, Harrison; Bamford.
Traditional aboriginal pre-match show
Just like Man United's last match here, we're now being treated to a number of traditionally-dressed men and women chanting and dancing along to a didgeridoo. And just like last time, kick-off is already some five minutes delayed. 
Teams out of the tunnel
The teams have emerged from the tunnels. I say tunnels because United have come from one corner and Leeds from the other. Ready for a bout.

Fantastic atmosphere for a pre-season game at the Optus Stadium with a huge number of United fans and plenty of Leeds, too. The fireworks and lights continue as the noise builds.

Manchester United wearing new home kit
Manchester United are wearing their new red Adidas home kit for the first time after donning the away kit against Perth Glory. It's a beauty, with a black crest behind the famous badge and a very simple red on the rest of the kit. 
Kick-off imminent
Manchester United played at the Optus Stadium on Saturday against Perth Glory. They won 2-0. We were treated pre-match to an extensive light show. The same is true today as United and their historic rivals, Leeds, prepare to make the long walk out to the pitch in Perth ready for this 'friendly'.
No Lukaku in the Man United squad
After being heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan, there's no Romelu Lukaku in the Manchester United squad in today's friendly against Leeds.

The Belgian has been suffering from a small niggle, it's thought, but was expected to make some kind of return today. There's also no sign of David de Gea, who is rumoured to be close to a new £350,000 per week contract at United.

Manchester United team - the breakdown
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts with a 4-3-2-1 system in Manchester United's second pre-season game. New signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka plays from kick-off for the first time while Juan Mata captains the Reds after penning a new contract at Old Trafford.

The club's other new man, Dan James, starts on the left while youngster Mason Greenwood is on the right.

Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly both play after missing out on the squad last Saturday against Perth Glory.

Confirmed Manchester United team news vs Leeds United
Manchester United starting line-up vs Leeds United: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Rojo; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Mata (c), James; Rashford.
How to watch Manchester United vs Leeds United
Both clubs will be showing the game on their official television channels (MUTV | LUTV) but if you're one of the majority who doesn't have a subscription, we'll bring you minute-by-minute coverage on VAVEL UK.
Manchester United vs Leeds United statistical history
Total competitive games: 109
Wins for Manchester United: 47 (43%)
Draws: 35 (32%)
Wins for Leeds United: 27 (25%)
First meeting since 2011
This is the first time Manchester United and Leeds have faced each other since 2011 when Sir Alex Ferguson's Reds triumphed 3-0 over their historic rivals thanks to a brace from Michael Owen. The previous year, Jermaine Beckford had condemned Fergie's side to humiliation in the FA Cup in a 1-0 win for Leeds.
Leeds United team news vs Manchester United
Leeds have only brought 16 players from home for their two games in Australia. The rest are working on fitness back in England.

New arrivals Rafa Mujica, Liam McCarron, Morten Spencer and Stuart McKinstry are all set to miss out after not flying out to Australia.

Manchester United team news vs Leeds United
Matteo Darmian and Fred are the only confirmed absentees for Manchester United. They're set to join the travelling squad later due to family reasons.

Striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been heavily linked with a move Inter Milan, is set to play a part after missing Saturday's game against Perth Glory.

Defensive pairing Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly could both make a return from slight niggles.

Luke Shaw went off 10 minutes early against Perth Glory with a small hamstring issue but may play a part.

The Optus Stadium
The Perth Stadium was only opened as recently as January 2018 and hosts football, cricket, Aussie rules and rugby. Due to its multi-sport nature, the area for the pitch is enormous and, when football is played, can look slightly unusual. The walkout for the players from the tunnel is a long one.

However, it's a stunning stadium to look at and can hold 60,000 fans.

Leeds United's last two games
Bielsa's team played York City and Guiseley back in England before travelling to Australia for Wednesday's fixture. They thrashed York 5-0 and beat Guiseley 2-1 with the two games a day after each other. 
Leeds United's pre-season plans
With Marcelo Bielsa still at the helm despite Leeds' failure to achieve promotion to the Premier League last season, Leeds fans have seen their side play two minor fixtures so far. This will be their first in Australia. After facing United, the Championship club will play Western Sydney Wanderers and then Cagliari in Italy.
Manchester United's pre-season fixtures and plans
This is Man United's final game in Australia after arriving at the start of July. Solskjaer's boys will move on to Singapore after today's game, facing Inter Milan.

After that, they'll make their way through China, playing Tottenham Hotspur, before games in Norway (against Kristiansund) and Wales (AC Milan).

Manchester United's last game: victory vs Perth Glory
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Reds continue with their pre-season against Leeds after victory in their first game back against Perth Glory. United played two completely different line-ups in each half in what was a good run out for each side. Marcus Rashford scored the opener on the hour mark before late substitute Jimmy Garner netted for the first time in his United career with a long-range drive. 
Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of Manchester United against Leeds United in the two English club's pre-season tour's of Australia. Kick-off from Perth at the Opus Stadium is at 12:00pm BST. Follow along with VAVEL UK until then for live stream and build-up to a classic old English rivalry played out on foreign soil.