Manchester United beat a 2-0 first half lead before putting in scene a return to win 4-2 in home of Leeds, further consolidating his grip on the prime four of the Premier League.
United on an interim basis manager Ralf Rangnick said the counterattack was the “best possible answer “his side I could give to reports of shaking in the locker room.
Stories that was Cristiano Ronaldo set to replace Harry Maguire as United captain for the rest of the season was dismissed as “nonsense” by Rangnick this week.
Maguire responded by opening the scoring on 34 minutes before Bruno Fernandes added a second on the shot of half the time.
Lost contacts were a feature of Rangnick’s temporary spell in charge and United was punished for another slow start to a second half when Rodrigo’s lucky cross and substitute Rahinha brought Leeds to the level.
This time, United rebounded back to find a winner when Fred destroyed in 20 minutes from time Anthony Elanga closed the points late on.
“Today it was important not only that we won the game but the way we reacted. That was the best possible answer the team I could give”Rangnick said.
“A game like this one today you can only win as a team. “
On them first league visit to Elland Road in front of a large crowd in 19 years old, the visitors were met with a hostile atmosphere and a difficult field in incessant rain.
United managed to do it weather the first Leeds take control of the first half.
Maguire, who unblocked the situation and United run of fail score from a corner for more of a year with a powerful header from Luke Shaw’s delivery, said, “I’m embarrassed by the statistic.”
“I’m a big part of That set play routine but as a team we were nowhere near close good enough. If we scored more from set pieces that we would be higher up the table “, he added.
Five minutes of time added on in the end of the first half for a head injury to Robin Koch, United doubled his lead when the inviting cross from Jadon Sancho found Fernandes not marked head down past Ilan Meslier.
United had missed the first half lead in three of his last four gamesma on every occasion, it had been a single-goal benefit.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa described keeping his club in the top flight as “a must” this week but took the bold decision to drop Raphinha top scorer al bench after replacing the Brazilian a half-time in last 3-0 defeat of the week in home of Everton.
Bielsa swallowed his pride during the break to introduce Rafhinha and Leeds drew in nine minutes of the restart thanks to two goals in 60 seconds.
First of all, Rodrigo’s cross flies over the head of David De Gea in the distant past corner.
With the motionless crowd on their feet, Leeds scored again when Adam Forshaw is strong challenge on Bruno Fernandes was not penalized and Daniel James’ cross was cleared via home by Rafinha al back post.
As conditions continued to deteriorate in a torrential downpour, Rangnick turned to hers bench in what appeared to be an attempt to squeeze up his midfield with the introduction of Fred for Paul Pogba.
But it was the Brazilian who hit the winner like a savage game he had another swing when he punched home by Sancho pass to the neighbor post.
Other of Rangnick’s substitutes then ensured there would be no second The return of Leeds when Elanga produced calm finish after Fernandes had robbed Pascal Struijk.
Late Sunday game The wolves kept up their unlikely pursuit of one of prime four finish with a 2-1 win over Leicester collapsing in Molineux.
Seventh place for Bruno Lage side made it six wins from his last eight league matches leaving his six points behind United with Two games in but no.
Ruben Neves blew up Wolves in benefit from edge of the area after nine minutes before Ademola Lookman closes it levels in the 41st minute.
Daniel Poence slapped the winner from 18 yards in the 66th minute.