Leeds United 0 Manchester United 4 - player ratings, talking points and standout moments

Leeds United fell to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Wednesday evening in Perth - but what were the key things to pick out?

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 4:42 pm
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Here, we rate a few performances, pick out some standout moments and take a look at the key talking points as pre-season rumbles on.

Heading into the clash it was the first meeting between the two sides since 2011. Bielsa - who flew in just for the game - tested his men up against Premier League opposition as the Australia tour continued.
Jack Harrison - A player who needs a strong season. Caused mischief down the left and was a focal point for the Whites attack. Picked out a lovely ball for Bamford's best chance of the game though missed a couple himself. 7/10

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Unfortunately United's best chance of the game was spurned by Bamford as he met a Harrison cross in the box after his shot smashed into Romero's legs from close-range. It proved pivotal as the lead was doubled minutes later.
Kalvin Phillips - another assured performance against quality opposition. Kept Pogba fairly quiet and picked out some lovely passes over the course of the game. Though he did allow Jones to head home from a corner. 7/10
Bielsa's clearly didn't think much to the tour as he jetted into Perth. He also only sent half of his squad to Australia - with the other half working on fitness at Thorp Arch. A defeat but not as damaging as it may seem.
Rashford's strike came at a crucial point as he left Berardi in a heap on the floor with a lovely finish. Leeds were dominating the play and chances but gifted their opponents a second as they were caught short on the break.
Pablo Hernandez - The little wizard was at the heart of most things going forward. He lost the ball on a few occasions but split the opposition defence open with some lovely craft. 6/10
Half a squad for the trip meant opportunities for United's youngsters. Bogusz, Hosannah and Stevens all stepped off the bench to pick up some minutes in difficult circumstances.
A clumsy tackle from Liam Cooper left Anthony Martial to round off the scoring - a scoreline that didn't quite reflect the game but too many mistakes from Leeds were costly in the end.
Leeds now move on to face Western Sydney Wanderers - and Bielsa will be staying with the squad despite reports he could return back to England. One more game to go before the Whites head home.