Amid the missiles and the fury, Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba gave Ralf Rangnick’s side some form of momentum
This was an afternoon of blood and roses in Yorkshire, a fun, bruising, furious mess of a game. Midway through the second half there was an interlude where six players joined in a kind of rolling, whirling maul close to the centre circle, bodies entwined like a multicoloured octopus writhing on the quayside, the ball punted, thrashed, semi-forgotten.
At times Manchester United almost seemed to get a hold on the day, to take the air out of this fury, only for a misplaced pass or a splash of the sodden pitch to leave them chasing back once again. But by the end it was an afternoon that seemed to offer something else too, a significant note in this ongoing, oddly fraught United mini-era.
Written by Barney Ronay at Elland Road
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2022/feb/20/uniteds-wild-clash-with-leeds-shows-they-have-something-to-build-on under the title “Manchester United’s wild win at Leeds offers something to build on | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.