Leeds will hope Chris Foy's appointment is a positive omen.
The official was given the task of refereeing their famous FA Cup win at Old Trafford last term, angering Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson by awarding just five minutes of injury-time.
Ferguson called his timekeeping an "insult to the game and the players" but Foy kept a calm head under pressure.
He was no less impressive during Leeds' win over Gordon Strachan's Boro.
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