Leeds United 0 Manchester United 0 - Whites hold Red Devils to stretch unbeaten run

LEEDS United stretched their unbeaten run to six games as Sunday's Premier League clash against arch rivals Manchester United at Elland Road ended goalless.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 3:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th April 2021, 3:58 pm

The Red Devils squandered a potential opening in the seventh minute as Marcus Rashford broke free but could only fire wide after a heavy first touch.

Harry Maguire then bundled the ball over the bar from a set piece before Bruno Fernandes also sent a free-kick over.

The Red Devils then survived claims for a Whites penalty for a Luke Shaw handball.

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ALL SQUARE: Leeds United's Luke Ayling battles with Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Leeds threatened as Fred sliced a Luke Ayling cross narrowly wide before Stuart Dallas fired straight at Dean Henderson from the edge of the box.

But only a terrific save from Illan Meslier denied the Red Devils on the stroke of half-time as Meslier tipped Rashford's free-kick over for a corner from which Maguire sent a free header over.

The second half began in equally quiet fashion though Fernandes wasted a good chance when whipping a shot wide from an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross.

Meslier then thwarted Mason Greenwood before Gjanni Alioski's tackle saved the day as Dan James looked to net from close range.

Back came Leeds as Helder Costa's powerful effort was deflected just over. Substitute Mateusz Klich was then played in but fired a weak shot straight at Henderson who also kept out a long range drive from Ayling.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought on Paul Pogba and then Edinson Cavani in search of a winner but Leeds held firm for another point upon their Premier League return.

Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Harrison (Poveda 68), Costa (Klich 72), Roberts (Koch 77), Bamford. Subs not used: Casilla, Berardi, Shackleton, Summerville, Hernandez, Greenwood.

Manchester United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred (van de Beek 89), McTominay; James (Pogba 76), Fernandes, Rashford (Cavani 86); Greenwood. Subs not used: De Gea, Bailly, Telles, Tuanzebe, Mata, Matic.

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Thank you Laura Collins