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Leeds 0-2 Manchester United: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 13 Feb 2023

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Leeds United fell short in their attempt to spring an upset on Sunday as they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United.

In what served as their second game against one another in a matter of days, Leeds and Manchester United renewed their old rivalry once more. It was a real battle of attrition but ultimately, courtesy of two late goals, the Red Devils were the ones who walked away with all three points.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the biggest takeaways we had as we head into yet another big week of action.

Leeds show heart

They may not have a permanent manager right now, but it’s starting to feel like the Leeds style we all fell in love with is slowly but surely starting to return. The boys from Yorkshire had a great atmosphere behind them at Elland Road and, in many ways, were unlucky not to repeat their Old Trafford heroics from Wednesday. They’re still in the relegation battle, but at the very least, they have hope.

The Rashford show

He just keeps on scoring. Marcus Rashford is arguably one of the best players in world football right now and he’s proving it in every area of the pitch. In addition to some of the goals he’s been putting away, his overall work rate has gone through the roof in the last few months. Sure, there are questions surrounding how long he can sustain it for, but it’s best to just sit back and appreciate what he’s already done for the club.

Work to be done

For the first 80 minutes or so of the game, Manchester United did not play well. That’s become a common theme for Erik ten Hag’s side and while they’re still grinding out positive results, there’s an element of uncertainty surrounding any kind of title race. In our view, they need to put that to one side, and instead focus on both securing a place in the top four and getting some silverware under their belt.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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