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Match Recap: Manchester United 6-2 Leeds United

It might as well have been 10-5 at Old Trafford considering the chances for both sides.

Manchester United v Leeds United - Premier League
Patrick Bamford was unable to add to his nine league goals so far this season tonight.
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

A tough pill to swallow for everyone involved with Leeds United as Manchester United run out as emphatic winners at Old Trafford.

McTominay scored two in the first three minutes of the game for the home side, the first coming from The Reds winning the ball high up the pitch as a lot of room was opened on the edge of the box for McTominay to fire away into the bottom right corner. He then was sent through by Martial into the left side of the penalty area, shifting it onto his left and scoring across goal.

Leeds were not without their chances as Bamford was sent through on goal by Rodrigo, with his right-footed shot swerving wide from the left side of the box.

Man United’s third came from a cross poorly dealt with as Fernandes pounced on the second ball and shotting through a tight gap across goal into the bottom left corner.

Their fourth came from; surprise, surprise; a corner kick with Martial flicking the ball on at the near post for Lindelof arriving at the back post to tap it in.

Leeds did get one back toward the end of the half with Raphinha getting his first Leeds assist from a corner kick, with Liam Cooper heading home from around the penalty spot into the right-hand corner.

The Whites started the second half well with De Gea denying Raphinha from scoring a volley from close range with a brilliant save. But the inevitable soon arrived, as Dan James latched onto an infield ball from McTominay as he swept past his man and put it through the legs of the keeper.

The sixth came from the penalty spot (yet another surprise) as Struijk was penalised for a challenge on Martial, with Fernandes grabbing his second from 12 yards.

Leeds got another one back through a wonderful strike from Stuart Dallas as he came inside onto his right foot before swinging his right-footed shot into the top right corner from 20 yards.

Both teams could’ve and should’ve had more, with Meslier making several brilliant saves to keep the score as it was, while Harrison should’ve scored from close range when Raphinha’s cross was dummied twice before reaching the Leeds winger.

In the end, a tough one to take but we must move on. A huge couple of games in quick succession are on the horizon and coming fast, as Leeds look ahead to hosting Burnley at Elland Road.