Rangnick’s decision changed the game at Elland Road

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Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick made a wise decision against Leeds United that changed the momentum in the match. After conceding two quick goals at the beginning of the second half, Rangnick made two substitutions, and guess what? Both players scored goals that earned three points for the Reds. However, Manchester United remain in the same position. With 46 points, they are standing in 4th place at the point table.

Match Report

Leeds United welcomed Machester United at the Ellan Road to play the league match. It was a crucial match for the Reds to stay in the top four. The Reds interim manager Ralf Rangnick set up the team formation in 4-2-3-1. He also made some changes in the squad against Leeds. Rangnick put Jessy Lingard in the starting XI for the first time. The manager also replaced Fred with Mctominay. On the other hand, Marcelo Bielsa set up the same formation as Rangnick.

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Both teams played classical football from the beginning of the match. The home team tried to dominate the visitors. But the Rangnick boys also created pressure on the home team by scoring a goal in the 34th minute. Skipper Harry Maguire scored that goal with a brilliant header. The goal came from a corner kick. Moreover, Manchester United doubled their lead in the additional time of the first half. Bruno Fernandez netted the ball in 45+5 minutes with the help of Jadon Sancho. Consequently, the visitors ended the first half with a 2-0 lead.

Coming back from the break, the home team looked very aggressive. In the 53rd minute, Leeds striker Rodrigo Moreno scored a magnificent goal for the home team. Within 60 seconds, the hosts found the equalizer. Brazil international Raphinha netted the ball with the help of the former Manchester United player, Daniel James.

After conceding two goals within a minute, Ralf Rangnick replaced Paul Pogba with Fred and Lingard with Elenga. Both accelerated the pace of the attack. As a result, Manchester United took the lead again as Fred scored a goal with a bullet shot. Fred scored that goal in the 70th minute from a wise pass from Jadon Sancho. After a while, the visitors hit again. The Manchester United forward Anthony Elenga netted the ball in the 80th minute. However, Leeds couldn’t return more goals in the remaining minutes. As a result, Man United won the match at Ellan Road.