S
SEARCH
M
SW
Monday, January 18
Collect News Data
Jul 17, 2019 at 12pm UK
Man UtdManchester United
4-0
LeedsLeeds United
Greenwood (7'), Rashford (27'), Jones (51'), Martial (69' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-0)
/esi/1339/6_G_1_93947/index.html?art_id=365264&game_id=93947&sport_id=1&ESI

Result: Impressive Manchester United thump Leeds United in Perth

:Headline: Result: Impressive Manchester United thump Leeds United in Perth:
Manchester United continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win Leeds United in Perth.
Sports Mole

Manchester United continued their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win over English rivals Leeds United at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday.

In what was the first meeting between the two teams since 2011, first-half goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford sent United on their way against Marcelo Bielsa's side.

Phil Jones and Anthony Martial then added to the scoring in the second period as the 20-time English champions put on a show for their fans in Western Australia.

United, who beat Perth Glory 2-0 at the weekend, almost made the breakthrough in the second minute when a fine run and pass from Victor Lindelof freed Rashford inside the Leeds box, but the England international saw his low strike hit the post.

The Red Devils made a fast start at the Optus Stadium with the energy of Daniel James and Greenwood perfectly complementing the finesse of Juan Mata in the number 10 position.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were so dominant that the opening goal looked to be coming and it arrived in the seventh minute when Greenwood converted a low Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross from close range.

Paul Pogba - now likely to remain at Old Trafford - also played a huge role in the breakthrough, though, with the midfielder's clever pass freeing Wan-Bissaka, who was a constant threat down the right in the first half of action.

Pogba sent a free kick just wide of Kiko Casilla's post in the 14th minute, before the French midfielder forced the Leeds goalkeeper into a smart save moments later as chances continued to arrive.

The Whites had to wait until the 18th minute to register their first attempt, but Pablo Hernandez's strike from distance was never threatening to trouble Sergio Romero between the United sticks.

Bielsa's side were showing signs of improvement as the first half developed, though, and on-loan Manchester City winger Jack Harrison sent one into the side-netting in the 22nd minute following a smart move.

Pogba again missed the goal with a strike two minutes later as the France international continued to impress in a midfield two alongside the energetic Scott McTominay.

Chances were arriving at both ends, though, and Romero had to keep out attempts from Hernandez and Patrick Bamford in quick succession as Leeds - without Premier League football since 2004 - continued to show signs of improvement.

United doubled their lead in the 27th minute, however, when a quick counter-attack ended with McTominay feeding Rashford, who produced a wonderful piece of skill before expertly picking out the bottom corner of the net.

There were more opportunities late in the first period, with Hernandez again coming close for Leeds before Romero had to keep out a header from Kemar Roofe at the far post. Rashford also forced Casilla into another smart save in the 39th minute during an exciting end to an entertaining half of football.

The final chance of the first 45 minutes came for James after Rashford had found his teammate inside the Leeds box, but the summer arrival from Swansea City saw his low effort clip the outside of the Leeds post.

As expected, Solskjaer sent an entirely new XI onto the field for the second period, with Martial at the tip of the attack and the likes of Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes also given opportunities to impress.

The first chance of the second half actually fell to Leeds in the shape of Harrison, but the attacker could only poke his effort wide of Joel Pereira's goal from close range.

United scored their third in the 51st minute, however, when Jones climbed highest inside the penalty area to head a brilliant Andreas Pereira corner into the back of the net.

Casilla had actually made a brilliant save to prevent an Andreas Pereira effort finding the back of the net moments before, but the former Real Madrid goalkeeper could do nothing from the resulting corner.

Harrison scooped another effort over the United crossbar in the 59th minute, before Gomes missed the post down the other end during an open period of the match.

The Red Devils scored their fourth from the penalty spot in the 69th minute, with Martial stepping forward to convert after a wonderful piece of skill from Chong had led to Liam Cooper chopping the youngster down.

Jesse Lingard sent a low effort just wide of the Leeds post late on as United chased a fifth, but the team in red ultimately declared at four following an impressive 90 minutes of football.

Solskjaer's team will now travel to Singapore to face Inter Milan on Saturday, while Leeds, who have only brought a 16-man squad Down Under, will play their second and final match in Australia against Western Sydney Wanderers on the same day.

MANCHESTER UNITED FIRST-HALF XI: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Rojo; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Mata, James; Rashford

MANCHESTER UNITED SECOND-HALF XI: J Pereira; Dalot, Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic (Garner 78'), Pereira; Chong, Gomes, Lingard; Martial

LEEDS UNITED: Casilla; Dallas (Hosannah 66'), Cooper, Berardi, Douglas; Phillips, Forshaw, Harrison; Hernandez (Stevens 77'), Bamford (Bogusz 63'), Roofe body check tags ::

amp_article_365264 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-07-20 11:52:27:
html db last update - 2021-01-09 13:18:49 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
How Man United could line up against Cardiff
Chelsea weighing up Erling Braut Haaland move?
Salah: 'I want to stay at Liverpool as long as possible'
Pogba 'apologised to Man Utd squad for miss'
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester UnitedMan Utd18114334241037
2Manchester CityMan City17105229131635
3Leicester CityLeicester18112533211235
4Liverpool1897237211634
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
6Everton1710252821732
7Chelsea1885533211229
8Southampton188552621529
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham188552521429
10Aston Villa1582529161326
11Arsenal197482019125
12Leeds UnitedLeeds187293034-423
13Crystal Palace196582233-1123
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle185581827-920
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
17Burnley17449922-1316
18Fulham172691425-1112
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1825111441-2711
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Championship Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich24155433211250
2Swansea CitySwansea24137429131646
3Bournemouth24119438201842
4Brentford22118336211541
5Reading2312473428640
6Watford2210752617937
7Middlesbrough22106628181036
8Stoke CityStoke249962723436
9Bristol City2311392524136
10Barnsley24104102731-434
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn2496939281133
12Luton TownLuton249692126-533
13Preston North EndPreston24102123033-332
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2494112834-631
15Cardiff CityCardiff2385103027329
16Millwall2351172024-426
17Coventry CityCoventry236892231-926
18Birmingham CityBirmingham2468101829-1126
19Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2467111927-825
20Queens Park RangersQPR235992230-824
21Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2367101523-819
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham2154122029-919
23Derby CountyDerby2347121425-1119
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe2336141635-1915
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.