Furious ManUnited dismantles Leeds - Sancho debuts
- Title : Furious ManUnited dismantles Leeds - Sancho debuts
With three-packer Bruno Fernandes and a sold-out Old Trafford behind him, Manchester United shot down rivals Leeds United 5-1 at the start of the season. Nevertheless, someone else became the man of the game - who also set a Premier League record.
Although without Jadon Sancho, who initially sat on the bench, Manchester United started the opening game with a lot of pace. From the start, the Red Devils put a high and venomous pressure on the guests from Leeds. After just 13 minutes, Old Trafford, which was fully occupied for the first time in 17 months, had the cheers on their lips - but Pogba forgave negligently.
As a result, the Whites groped their way into the game. De Gea had to save shots from Harrison and Klich within a minute (16th, 17th). The home side did not allow more, however, pushed more on the gas and rewarded themselves: After a great pass from Pogba, the long-running Bruno Fernandes put the ball in the goal (30th). A little later, James tried in vain to extend the lead with the freely playing Red Devils (36th, 45th).
That should take revenge first: Shortly after the restart, Ayling got too much space from the ManUnited defensive and chased the ball from 20 meters into the Kreuzeck (48th). But the draw didn't last long. Staged with a stroke of genius by Pogba, youngster Greenwood brought the Red Devils back into the lead (52nd).
Brilliant Pogba - Sancho with the debut
And they didn't let up: Bruno Fernandes cheered a second time after Pogba passed it (54th), before the Portuguese tied the three-pack (60th). Still, the man of the game was Pogba. The French world champion also played an exemplary role for Fred and collected a total of four assists (68th) - a record in the Premier League. Only Harry Kane, Dennis Bergkamp, Cesc Fabregas and José Antonio Reyes also managed to do this before.