Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Full highlights
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14:27a month ago

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14:26a month ago

Manchester United are top of the league

14:21a month ago

Full-time: Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United

Bruno Fernandes with a hat-trick, Paul Pogba with FOUR assists and Fred managed to grab a goal too. Jadon Sancho made his debut and Varane was unveiled. A perfect day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
14:18a month ago

Three minutes added on

Leeds will have wanted less, United would have wanted more. 
14:17a month ago

90'

United playing keep ball and the crowd are absolutely loving it. 
14:15a month ago

88'

Bruno Fernandes awarded man of the match by BT Sport. 
14:13a month ago

86'

Raphina comes close with a drilled effort across goal and should have done better. 
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20% of the way to levelling the Premier League assist record (20)

14:06a month ago

79'

A dream start to the season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he cannot stop smiling on the touchline. 
14:01a month ago

74' Substitutions

Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial on. 

Paul Pogba and Daniel James off. 

14:00a month ago

Sancho coming on...

To make his debut, Jadon Sancho is about to come on for Manchester United. 
13:59a month ago

A stat that goes way back

13:57a month ago

GOAL! 5-1

68' 5-1. Fred strokes it past Meslier and Pogba collects his FOURTH assist of the day. 
13:55a month ago

67'

Solskjaer has sent Jadon Sancho out to warm up which has lifted these United fans even more (if that was possible). 
13:53a month ago

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes putting in world-class displays

With a hat-trick of goals and a hat-trick of assists, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are on fire. Two world-class talents that Manchester United are incredibly lucky to have. Pogba's future is in doubt, but there is no doubt about what he brings to this United side. 
13:50a month ago

63'

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13:46a month ago

The United fans belting out every chant they know

Old Trafford is rocking as United go top of the league 
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And breathe...

Paul Pogba has a hat-trick of assists 53 minutes into the new Premier League season. 
13:42a month ago

GOAL! 3-1

Bruno Fernandes now makes it 3-1 to United, his strike was nearly cleared off the line by Ayling but it was already over the line. 
13:42a month ago

GOAL! 2-1

Mason Greenwood fires United back into the lead with a superb strike from inside the box. The definition of clinical. 
13:36a month ago

GOAL! 1-1

48' Luke Ayling hammers it past De Gea from distance with an absolute peach of a strike. He hasn't scored since March 2020, which was named goal of the season. That is another contender already. 
13:33a month ago

46'

United get the second half underway as they attack the Stretford End. 
13:32a month ago

Just the one substitute at the break

Junior Firpo makes his debut for Leeds. Rodrigo is the man that makes way. 
13:28a month ago

Impressive from the Scotsman

13:27a month ago

High praise for many of the United squad

13:18a month ago

HT: Manchester United 1-0 Leeds United

Manchester United head into the half-time break a goal to the good thanks to Bruno Fernandes. After scoring 28 goals in all competitions last season, it took him just over half an hour to get his goalscoring tally underway this season. 
13:15a month ago

45'

James' shot is straight at Meslier. 
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44'

Leeds seeing more of the ball now as half-time approaches. 
13:10a month ago

A moment to remember for Bruno Fernandes and the Old Trafford crowd

After becoming such a fan-favourite during matches behind closed doors, Bruno Fernandes has played very few times in front of an Old Trafford crowd. They won't care though, they're back and seemingly so is Fernandes' impeccable form. 

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13:07a month ago

37'

Another attempt from United, James' shot hits the side-netting. Leeds desperate for half-time, they need to regroup and settle. Old Trafford is electric and the United players are reacting to it. 
13:05a month ago

34'

Manchester United is absolutely bouncing. "Ole Ole Ole Oleeee" on repeat along with United fans chanting "Please don't take my Solskjaer away..."
13:02a month ago

GOAL! 1-0

31' Bruno Fernandes puts United ahead. A left-footed strike beats Meslier after a superb ball from Paul Pogba. 
12:59a month ago

Cavani watching from home

12:56a month ago

26'

Raphina drilled in a free-kick, Bamford heads wide. Leeds' best opportunity of the game. 
12:54a month ago

Varane with the Old Trafford crowd

12:51a month ago

20'

Another opportunity for United, this time Daniel James puts a dangerous ball into the box but Luke Ayling clears. The intensity on show is immense, but how long can the two sides keep it up? 
12:47a month ago

16'

Dave saves, a good effort by Klich from outside the box. De Gea diving to his left to parry it out for a Leeds corner. 
12:44a month ago

13'

Another excellent opportunity for United, this time Pogba with a shot just wide of the post. Some will argue he tried to be too clever. 
12:42a month ago

11'

Close for United. Greenwood hunting down Struijk and gets a toe on the ball which nearly lofts it over Meslier who managed to push it over the bar for a corner. 
12:37a month ago

5'

Bright start for United, McTominay's blocked shot went out for a corner and Leeds are yet to keep the ball for an extended period of time. Greenwood's strike from distance was on target but was never going to cause Meslier any issues. 
12:30a month ago

Kick-off

After a minute's applause, Leeds get us underway. 
12:25a month ago

Varane unveiled to the Old Trafford crowd

12:19a month ago

Varane is a red!

12:09a month ago

United players come down the tunnel for the warm-ups

11:56a month ago

Time for Greenwood to step up

After an impressive spell towards the back-end of last season, Mason Greenwood will be expected to be United's main threat up top today. With Edinson Cavani not in the squad, Greenwood is United's only natural goalscorer - he will, however, need some quality service. 

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11:51a month ago

Some thoughts on United's selection

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said earlier in the week he would not rush Jadon Sancho into the starting 11 and he has stuck to his word. He has also stuck with his trusted midfielders, Scott McTominay and Fred with his Portuguese magnifico sitting in front of the two (Bruno Fernandes). The front three consists of Paul Pogba, Daniel James and Mason Greenwood leads the line. 

James started both fixtures against the Whites last season and he was very close to signing for them back in January 2019. 

11:44a month ago

The United players have checked in

Some were unsure whether or not Paul Pogba would still be a United player for this fixture, but he is and he's here. 

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11:34a month ago

Leeds United line-up

Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Dallas, Klich, Koch, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison, Bamford.
11:31a month ago

Manchester United line-up

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, James, Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood

 

New signing, Jadon Sancho, starts on the bench for United. Anthony Martial is also on the bench. 

10:59a month ago

Rio has arrived

Rio Ferdinand knows a thing or two about these two sides. In 2000 Leeds broke the British transfer record to sign the English centre-back for £18million.

He made 54 appearances for Leeds before he became the world's most expensive defender when Manchester United signed him for £30million in 2002. 

10:54a month ago

It's been a while since Leeds have had away fans attend a Premier League fixture

To be precise it has been exactly 6,300 days. Leeds suffered a 1-0 loss to Chelsea that day.

 

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10:49a month ago

The last time Old Trafford was full...

10:44a month ago

Man United's opening six Premier League fixtures

  • Leeds United (H) - August 14 - 12:30 KO
  • Southampton (A) - August 22 - 14:00 KO
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) - August 29 - 16:30 KO
  • Newcastle United (H) - September 11 - 15:00 KO
  • West Ham United (A) - September 19 - 14:00 KO
  • Aston Villa (H) - September 25 - 15:00 KO
10:39a month ago

Leeds' opening six Premier League fixtures

  • Manchester United (A) - August 14 - 12:30 KO
  • Everton (H) - August 21 - 15:00 KO
  • Burnley (A) - August 29 - 14:00 KO
  • Liverpool (H) - September 12 - 16:30 KO
  • Newcastle (A) - September 17 - 20:00 KO
  • West Ham United (H) - September 25 - 15:00 KO
10:29a month ago

Old Trafford is ready

10:24a month ago

See you tomorrow morning!

Live updates will continue from three hours prior to kick-off. See you then! 

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10:19a month ago

Fair to say the United skipper is looking forward to a full Old Trafford

10:14a month ago

Manchester United winger set to go out on loan according to Fabrizio...

10:09a month ago

United will need a 3-0 win to go top of the league

10:04a month ago

Solskjaer expecting more goals from his attacking weapons

“Anthony will score more goals than he did last season, Mason will develop, Edinson started late last season so will score more goals, Jadon will come in and chip in with goals so I feel confident that the burden is not just on Bruno to score," the United boss said in his press conference on Friday. 
09:59a month ago

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09:54a month ago

Bielsa pre-match quotes

"A game like the one on the weekend is independent, it doesn’t really matter when it is played, it has a life of its own at any time.

“We tried to convert the experiences [from last season] into conclusions. 

“The natural thing is that in certain games and certain moments, and the player tries to incorporate experiences and decisions that are the adequate ones. 

“Every game in the Premier League is complicated.”

09:49a month ago

Solskjaer pre-match quotes

"Always pressure before every season.

"When you finish with pre-season one chunk of the work is done. We have to get a good start.

"This club is about trophies, good football and we need to keep developing.

"The team looks hungry and we have done good business. First couple of games are always an unknown.

09:44a month ago

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09:39a month ago

Leeds United: Predicted lineup

Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Struijk, Dallas; Phillips, Raphina, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
09:34a month ago

Manchester United: Predicted lineup

De Gea; Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Van de Beek, Fernandes; Pogba, Martial, Greenwood. 
09:29a month ago

Leeds United: Team News

For Marcelo Bielsa, he will have nearly everyone available. New signing, Junior Firpo, could make his debut against the Red Devils. 

After an excellent summer with the England squad, Kalvin Phillips is expected to start for Leeds - despite having very little time off. 

The Whites' centre-back, Diego Llorente, will be out after picking up an injury against Real Betis a fortnight ago. 

09:24a month ago

Manchester United: Team News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided a key update in terms of his team selection on Friday afternoon. He said he expects Jadon Sancho to feature but failed to confirm whether or not the new signing will start. 

Raphael Varane will play no part in the opening fixture as his move from Real Madrid is yet to be finalised. 

United will also be without Edinson Cavani, Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly due to them waiting for the green light to rejoin the squad after their isolation period ends. 

On the injury front, Alex Telles and Marcus Rashford will both be out. Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard will be out after he tested positive for COVID-19 before the Everton match and Dean Henderson is still feeling the effects of the virus. 

 

09:19a month ago

Bielsa looking to end poor record at Old Trafford

Marcelo Bielsa will be looking to put an end to his side's shocking record at Old Trafford in the top-flight on Saturday.

Leeds have not taken three points from Old Trafford in a top-flight fixture since 1981.

Their first match against United in the Premier League since 2004 didn't quite go to plan as they were hammered 6-2 last December. 

With the return of their away fans, United missing key players and some tough pre-season fixtures (Ajax and Villareal) to prepare, some may feel tomorrow may be Leeds' time to pounce. 

09:14a month ago

United hoping for better start to the season than last year

After losing three out of their opening six Premier League games last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate to start the 2021/22 campaign on the front foot. 

With the purchases of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, Solskjaer is under pressure to challenge for the title and win a piece of silverware this season. 

United finished last season 12 points behind champions, Manchester City. Whilst no trophy is won in August, it can certainly shape how the rest of the season may look. 

In a Q&A, Solskjaer did refer to this: "I read somewhere that Pep said you can’t win the league in the first eight games but you can lose the chance to win it and that’s what happened to us last season."

09:09a month ago

Kick-off time

Manchester United vs Leeds United will be played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 12:30 BST.
09:04a month ago

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