'Good to see Manchester United won their cup final': Leeds United fans react to pre-season showdown

Leeds United slumped to a 4-0 pre-season friendly defeat against Manchester United, the pair's first meeting since 2011.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 2:53 pm
Leeds United fans

In front of 55,274 spectators, Mason Greenwood breached Marcelo Bielsa's defence after seven minutes before Marcus Rashford doubled the Red Devils' advantage.

It was soon 3-0 after the break when Andreas Pereira netted as Anthony Martial capitalised on Liam Cooper's foul to tuck away his spot-kick.

Here is just some of the reaction on social media:

Sign up to our Leeds United newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

@GEE_ORGY: What an embarrassing pointless exercise. Cheers.

@DareschaniXxx: It's a pre-season friendly against a Premier League team. Also bare in mind we are missing 5 keys players that are back at Thorpe Arch. No panic. What matters is the 46 league games. Not a pre-season kick about in the sun.

@Paw1966P: Did anyone seriously expect any different. Let's get on to the important stuff of getting promoted.

@Pat29761: Great. That’s taken me right back to how I felt after Derby. Probably the players too. No wonder Bielsa was angry with the board. Bad, bad idea.

@DavidKershaw7: Good game for Leeds against a side 100x better side than what we have right now, good work on fitness, passing and shape and a few bits to work on at the back and in terms of finishing #lufc

@JerichoKeys: We're such a generous club. Marcelo feeling sorry for Ole and demanding we give them the game.

@RSTJA: You can't seriously have watched that and thought that we don't need another centre half.

@adrian_geary: Good to see Man Utd have won their cup final though.. Only one they will win this season.

@farmerboi23: Pogba + Rashford earn more than every player at all levels at Leeds combined! Sense of realism people! Pointless friendly all banked on promotion!! NO ... Pontus would have made no difference