Premier League Manchester United beat Leeds: Bruno Fernandes’ hattrick helps Manchester United thrash Leeds 5-1 in opening fixture

Premier League live Manchester United beat Leeds: Bruno Fernandes’ hattrick helps Manchester United thrash Leeds 5-1 in opening fixture: The Red Devils have beaten their rivals Leeds United 5-1 in the first match of the 2021-22 Premier League season. Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal and then went on to secure his hattrick. It was a brilliant performance by Paul Pogba as well who had 4 assists in this match. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds looked dull in the 2nd half. They face Rafael Benitez’ Everton in their next match.

Bruno Fernandes scored a hat trick and Paul Pogba set up four goals as Manchester United thrashed Leeds 5-1 Saturday to make a statement about its Premier League title credentials.

On a day when Jadon Sancho made his debut off the bench and Raphael Varane was presented as the club’s second big signing, a packed crowd at Old Trafford was treated to a midfield clinic by United’s two most high-profile players against a fierce local rival.

Pogba set up Fernandes for United’s 30th-minute opener and, after Luke Ayling equalized with a long-range strike in the 49th, played in Mason Greenwood for a low angle shot that regained the lead for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Fernandes was the beneficiary of another through-ball from Pogba before cutting inside and driving in a low effort that just went over the line before being cleared away by Ayling.

And after Fernandes completed his first hat trick for United by running onto a long pass by Victor Lindelof and rifling a shot high into the net, Pogba made it four assists for the match — one more than he managed in the whole of last season — by providing the cross that Fred swept home in the 68th.

Sancho, signed from Borussia Dortmund for $100 million, was given the final 15 minutes as a substitute to soak in the Old Trafford atmosphere in front of 72,722 fans, who had earlier seen Varane walk onto the field holding a team jersey and take a selfie in the center circle before the match after finalizing his move from Real Madrid.

United beat Leeds 6-2 at home last season, though there were no fans inside the stadium to see it.

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds LIVE Updates:

@6:48 PM: 90 min: 3 minutes of additional time is added. This has been a terrific game for Manchester United, especially Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

@6:43 PM: 85 min: Raphina with a great chance!!! He was 1v1 vs de Gea but he shoots the ball wide. He had a lot of room to find the far post but failed

@6:38 PM: 81 min: Leeds has looked dull! Other than the screamer from Ayling, they have not really threatened the Manchester United defense.

@6:36 PM: 78 min: Bruno Fernandes lost the ball and has stayed down. Raphina lands on his foot, he looks fine.

@6:33 PM: Paul Pogba has 4 assists in the game now. He had only 3 assists in the entire last season.

@6:31 PM: 72 min: Jadon Sancho getting ready to debut for Manchester United. Fans are going wild!

@6:28 PM: 70 min: Scott McTominay makes way for Nemanja Matic and Helder Costa comes in for Jack Harrison.

@6:26 PM: 67 min: Another assist by Pogba. Fred finishes it this time. Manchester United 5-1 Leeds!

@6:24 PM: 64 min: A couple of bookings to report. Liam Cooper was shown a yellow card for a desperate lunge on Mason Greenwood shortly before the hour mark, while Raphina has just gone into the notebook for a foul on Luke Shaw.

@6:19 PM: 59 min: GOAL!!! Bruno Fernandes completes his hattrick in the 1st game of the season. Manchester United 4-1 Leeds

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds LIVE Updates:

@6:16 PM: Paul Pogba gathers 3 assists this match.

@6:12 PM: 54 min: GOAL!!! It is Bruno Fernandes again! He reaches the baseline and fake shoots it to send the keeper and the defender the wrong way. Carefully passes the ball into the net with his left foot, Ayling was unable to clear it off the line. Manchester United 3-1 Leeds

@6:10 PM: 52 min: GOAL!!! Mason Greenwood finishes beautifully to put Man United ahead again! Amazing pace shown by the youngster and an unsavable finish in the bottom right corner. Manchester United 2-1 Leeds

@6:06 PM: 48 min: GOAL!!! Luke Ayling scores an absolute delight to equalize for Leeds. A brilliant strike from outside the box. Manchester United 1-1 Leeds

@6:04 PM: 46 min: 2nd half started, Bielsa has made a change. He has brought in the ex-Barca defender Junior Firpo in place of Rodrigo.

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds LIVE Updates:

@5:45 PM: 45 min: After 1 minute of additional time, the referee blew his whistle to indicate half-time. Manchester United 1-0 Leeds at half

@5:43 PM: 44 min: A good attempt by Dan James to run for the ball passed by Bruno Fernandes. However, even with his pace, he could not reach it.

@5:42 PM: 42 min: A corner for Manchester United. Mason Greenwood sends the ball long past the back post, but Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay get in each other’s way as they leap to try to head it goalwards.

@5:36 PM: 36 min: Luke Shaw continued his run forward and played a pass to Dan James who goes for a near post but shoots it wide.

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds LIVE Updates:

@5:34 PM: 34 min:  The ball was worked wide to Dan James, who avoids the opportunity to square it for Scott McTominay and shoots narrowly wide instead. Leeds are on the ropes here and one suspects half-time can’t come soon enough for Marcelo Bielsa.

@5:31 PM: 30 min: GOAL!!! Bruno Fernandes scores to put Manchester United ahead in the match. It was a terrific ball by Paul Pogba and Bruno calmly finishes past Meisler. Man United 1-0 Leeds

@5:30 PM: 28 min: Bruno Fernandes had a lot of space after Greenwood played him in, however, Bruno just could not find Dan James as Meisler rushed out to collect the ball

@5:26 PM: 25 min: Leeds in a free and Raphina whipped that one in, it meets Rodrigo’s head but he heads it wide.

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds LIVE Updates:

@5:20 PM: 19 min: Harry Maguire deals with a long ball from deep under pressure from Patrick Bamford. He manages to find David De Gea with a pass but didn’t look particularly assured.

@5:17 PM: 16 min: Mateusz Klich brings a smart save out of David De Gea, who dives to his left to save the dipping effort. It’s a corner for Leeds, which Victor Lindelof clears.

@5:14 PM: 13 min: Paul Pogba finds himself through on goal with only Meslier to beat, tries to bamboozle the goalkeeper with a stepover, and then fires wide when scoring looked much easier. That’s a bad miss.

@5:06 PM: 6 min: Bruno Fernandes sends McTominay on his way with a lovely flick. He plays the ball onto Greenwood, whose low drive from distance is saved comfortably by Meslier.

@5:04 PM: 3 min: Robin Koch has taken up the role of the sitting midfielder in front of the Leeds back four, the position normally occupied by Kalvin Phillips. Pascal Struijk, the other option for that role, is in central defense.

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds LIVE Updates:

@5:02 PM: 2 min: Scott McTominay has a shot blocked by Liam Cooper after driving forward down the inside right channel. A corner for Manchester United, which Illan Meslier punches clear.

@5:00 PM: The players are on the pitch and we wait for the kickoff

@4:55 PM: Raphel Varane walks in the field with a Manchester United shirt in his hand after signing for the club.

@4:50 PM: Just a few minutes to go before Manchester United and Leeds commence their 2021/22 season live

@4:20 PM: The teams have played a total of 26 matches in the Premier League. Manchester United has had the upper hand with 14 wins. Leeds has won 4 and 8 matches ended in a draw.

@4:00 PM: Starting lineups

Manchester United
David de Gea
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Victor Lindelof
Harry Maguire
Luke Shaw
Scott McTominay
Fred
Paul Pogba
Bruno Fernandes
Daniel James
Mason Greenwood

Premier League live: Starting lineups out, Jadon Sancho sits on the bench, Follow live updates

Leeds
Illan Meslier
Liam Cooper
Robin Koch
Pascal Struijik
Raphinha
Mateusz Klich
Stuart Dallas
Luke Ayling
Jack Harrison
Rodrigo
Patrick Bamford

@3:57 PM: Match officials

Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies. Fourth official: Anthony Taylor. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

@3:52 PM: Just a few minutes to go before we get the lineups of both the teams, follow for live updates.

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds United LIVE Match Preview

The Red Devils kickstarted their new campaign by squaring off against Derby County losing the clash by a 4-2 margin. Following their first pre-season friendly. Man United played out a 2-2 draw against Brentford. They locked horns against Everton in their last pre-season game and went on to win it by a 4-0 scoreline as Greenwood, Maguire, Fernandes, and Dalot scored for United.

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Premier League live: Leeds United, on the other hand, started off their new campaign following a string of poor performances. Starting out with a 2-3 win over Guiseley, the Whites went on to record a 1-1 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park. Marcelo Bielsa’s side followed it up with consecutive losses against Fleetwood, Real Betis, and Ajax before playing out a 2-2 draw against Villarreal.

Manchester United vs Leeds United Football Predictions and Betting Analysis

Premier League Live – #When and where to watch Manchester United vs Leeds United- Fans can watch the match between Man United and Leeds on Hotstar.

Premier League Live -When is Manchester United vs Leeds United going to be played?  14th August, 5:00 PM

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Premier League Live- Where is Manchester United vs Leeds United going to be played? The match will be played at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England.

Premier League Live -Where can I watch Manchester United vs Leeds United Live? Star Sports Select HD 1 or 2, Star Sports Select 1 or 2, Hotstar App

Manchester United vs Leeds United: Form Guide

Manchester United form: WLDW

Leeds United form: LLLD

Premier League live: Manchester United vs Leeds United LIVE: Prediction

Manchester United 2-1 Leeds United

The Red Devils have been in excellent form in the recently concluded pre-season with Ole Gunner Solskjaer hoping to replicate their positive run of results in the League. Given the squad quality and pre-season form, we expect the Red Devils to walk away win their tournament opener on Saturday.

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