Man United finished strong to beat Leeds and score their first goal from a puzzle piece this season with Fred, Anthony Elanga, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes all on target.
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Manchester United weathered fierce crowds on Elland Road and weather to win 4-2 over Leeds United on Sunday afternoon.
Despite taking a 2-0 lead, United were locked in after Leeds scored twice in 24 seconds to pull the lead.
United picked up three points in a dramatic game and the replacement of caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick played a key role in the victory.
Fred and Anthony Elanga came on from the bench to score third and fourth, prompting former United captain Roy Keane to change his mind when it came to Brazilian Fred.
And current captain Harry Maguire’s opener was the club’s first goal from a corner this season, which the England international says has put him to shame with a poor tally. so bad.
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Rangnick introduced Fred and Elanga after halftime and both had a vital role in the outcome of the game, finding the back of the net to keep the Reds in the game.
In recent weeks, the German has been left too late to make a substitution but in this case he was there as United continued to win a major clash in the race for second place. private.
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Maguire’s header from Luke Shaw’s corner was the team’s first goal from a set-piece this season, their first in 139 corners.
It’s been a tough time for a team that hired a permanent coach in the summer under the old boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I was a big part of that set-play routine and tried to score from corners but as a team, as a group, we weren’t good enough,” Maguire said later. final whistle.
Keane praises Fred
It’s rare for Keane to change his mind about anything, let alone a player.
But speaking to Sky Sports after United’s win, the talented midfielder praised the Brazilian for his impact from the bench.
Fred’s left-footed strike restored United’s lead and set the stage for the team to see the game.
Keane stated later: “Fred has definitely improved his attacking and finishing play over the past few months.”
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