Scott McTominay’s early brace put Manchester United on their way to a 6-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday evening. The victory of Leeds may have brought them into the top half, while the big victory of Manchester United would have taken them to seventh.
United gave themselves a brilliant start when Leeds’ defense – even worse than United’s – shipped two McTominay goals in the first three minutes.
Before Liam Cooper gave Marcelo Bielsa’s side a slight glimmer of hope before the end of the first half, Bruno Fernandes and then Victor Lindelof added two more.
In the second half, Leeds put United under pressure, but it was Dan James – rumored to be his opponents’ January goal – who ended the deadlock in the second half to make it five. Minutes later, a penalty was converted by Bruno Fernandes, and Stuart Dallas took one back with a perfect shot bent in from a point.
United managed to pepper the goal in the dying minutes of the game, but could not add another one and ended the day in third place in the table. Leeds’ 14th remains.