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Match Recap: Leeds United 0-0 Manchester United

Redemption but no revenge for The Whites who take a point and clean-sheet from Manchester United at home.

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Kalvin Phillips challenges Bruno Fernandes in what was a fierce battle on the pitch.
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Leeds United and Manchester United shared the spoils of a 0-0 draw at Elland Road in a game quite the opposite to the reverse fixture.

Rashford was looming on the shoulder of the Leeds defence and Lindelof was close to picking him out a few times, with the one successful pass ending up with a shot dragged well wide.

Stuart Dallas came fairly close with a drive from the edge of the box after Phillips’ high-press won possession on the edge of the box. Dean Henderson saved well on 34 minutes.

Meslier’s biggest call to action in the first half was an excellent free-kick from range by Marcus Rashford, whose powerful dipping strike called for a strong diving save from the young French keeper.

Bruno Fernandes came very close as he swung a shot round the pass from the right side from Wan-Bissaka. Fernandes turned well on the ball on the edge of the box and dragged his shot wide, but it was another warning shot for Leeds to heed.

Mateusz Klich perhaps should’ve scored shortly after coming on as he broke on the right channel. He cut inside and tried to swing the ball around Henderson with his weaker left foot, but he didn’t manage to get the contact quite right on this occasion.

All in all, this was far from a classic. The best parts of this game for neutrals were the fouls and tough tackles. But for Leeds fans, the performances from the likes of Struijk, Llorente and Phillips were very strong as The Whites showed massive growth since the reverse fixture.

Now six games unbeaten, Leeds have a great challenge to keep that run going, as the team visit Brighton next.