Eric Ten Hag masterminded Manchester United’s improbable win at Elland Road this afternoon.
United have embarked on a tricky journey across the Pennines without Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Anthony, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial.
By the hour mark Leeds looked most likely to score three points.
Ten Hag’s double substitution in the 61st minute turned the tide of the game as Jadon Sancho was United’s most likely star to turn around and centre-forward Wout Weghorst looked lost. rice field.
Sancho has been replaced by youngster Alejandro Garnacho, who has been a disappointment in recent games. Tyrell Marathia was replaced by Lisandro Martinez, pushing Luke Shaw to left-back. To the surprise of many fans, Weghorst remained.
Garnacho replaced Marcus Rashford on the forward left wing.
Bruno Fernandes moved to the right wing and Weghorst dropped to 10th.
It seemed like a strange change, but it worked.
In the 80th minute, Shaw’s ability to get ahead of Malasia was rewarded with a goal from Marcus Rashford after his England teammate put in a perfect 1-inch cross.
Just five minutes later, Weghorst sent a nice pass-through to Garnacho, who beat his opponent and edged Mesurier at the near post.
In the second half, the introduction of Lisandro added some much-needed stability and also boosted their defensive distribution, helping them down the clock.
It was a tactical masterclass with a director who made 3 points out of the game like a magician making a rabbit out of a hat.
The win moved United to second in the Premier League, but it would be short-lived as neighbors Man City could jump ahead of them if they scored at least one point against Aston Villa in the afternoon. maybe.