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Leeds United v Manchester United Live Commentary, 25/04/2021

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That's all for today, goodbye! 
That draw leaves Manchester United 10 points behind Manchester City with five games left of the season, but their attention now turns to their Europa League semi-final against Roma on Thursday. Leeds move above Arsenal into ninth place as their unbeaten run stretches to six games. Next up for them is Brighton and Hove Albion.
The points are shared after a goalless draw between Leeds and Manchester United. Neither side really created too many clear cut chances throughout the game, with the visitors' best chance falling to Rashford at the end of the first half when his free-kick was tipped over by Meslier. Greenwood also saw a couple of efforts stopped by the keeper, while Dallas and Klich were denied by Henderson at the other end.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: LEEDS UNITED 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED.
90' + 3' Into the final couple of minutes at Elland Road and Wan-Bissaka is driving forward down the right again. He picks out Cavani with his cross, but he can't control it off his chest and Alioski clears his lines.
90' + 1' Fernandes' free-kick is cleared by Llorente in the middle, but he gives it straight to Wan-Bissaka, who touches it out to Van de Beek on the right. He squares it to Greenwood, but his low shot is blocked by Koch.
D. van de Beek
Fred
Manchester United
89' Final roll of the dice for Manchester United now as Van de Beek comes on to replace Fred.
88' Fernandes floats a cross into the near post for Cavani, but it's cleared by Dallas and Leeds break quickly on the counter. Ayling drives forward down the right and swings a good cross into the middle for Bamford, but Henderson comes off his line to collect it.
E. Cavani
M. Rashford
Manchester United
86' Second change for the visitors now and it's Cavani that's coming on for Rashford.
85' Leeds are piling everyone forward now in an attempt to get a late winner and they're finding a lot of joy down their right. Ayling wins it off Pogba curling a dangerous cross into the box, but McTominay clears it on the stretch ahead of Bamford.
83' Fernandes leads Manchester United as they break on the counter and he knocks it out to Pogba on the left. He whips a cross into Greenwood on the edge of the box and he hits a shot first time, but a deflection takes the power off it and Meslier collects.
81' It's great play from Greenwood after Fred wins the ball back and he spins past two Leeds defenders to pull away into space on the left of the box. He's still being closed down but tries to squeeze a cross into the middle, but it's blocked by Llorente.
79' Leeds are still sitting back deep in their own half and inviting the visitors to keep possession in midfield. Lindelof plays it out to Greenwood on the left, but his first touch lets him down and Ayling is there to win it back.
R. Koch
T. Roberts
Leeds United
77' Leeds are making their final change now as Roberts is brought off, with Koch on in his place.
P. Pogba
D. James
Manchester United
76' First change for Manchester United now and Solskjaer is bringing on Pogba for James.
74' CHANCE! Leeds break quickly on the counter and Klich pulls away from Shaw to drive down the right. He has Bamford with him in the middle, but he takes too long to play it to him and the defenders get back. He goes for goal himself, but it's straight at Henderson.
M. Klich
Hélder Costa
Leeds United
72' Costa is being taken straight off the field by the medical team and Klich is on to replace him.
71' Costa has gone down again here after being brought down by Wan-Bissaka earlier and he's still holding his back. He's receiving treatment, but Bielsa is getting a sub ready and it looks like he doesn't want to risk him.
P. Bamford
Yellow Card
Leeds United
70' Bamford kicked the ball away in frustration after Leeds weren't awarded a free-kick for a challenge on Costa and he's booked for dissent.
I. Poveda-Ocampo
J. Harrison
Leeds United
68' Leeds are making the first change of the game and it's Harrison that's making way for Poveda.
H. Maguire
Yellow Card
Manchester United
68' Roberts pokes the ball away and Maguire crashes into him after he's played the pass and he's booked for the challenge.
66' Rashford wins a free-kick on the left and Fernandes chips it over the wall. He's looking for Rashford, who sets himself to hit it on the volley, but Ayling spots the danger and drops back to intercept it.
E. Alioski
Yellow Card
Leeds United
64' Leeds' corner is cleared by Shaw and Rashford latches onto the loose ball and tries to break quickly on the counter. Alioski blocks his run and is shown a yellow card.
62' GREAT CHANCE! The game has opened up in the last couple of minutes and Costa cuts inside from the left to get on the end of Ayling's cross-field pass. He hits his shot and a slight deflection off Wan-Bissaka takes it looping onto the roof of the net. 
61' SAVE! It's the first time in the second half that Greenwood has been able to peel away from his defender and run into the space behind as Maguire plays it long. He tries to catch Meslier out at his near post with a low shot, but the keeper holds onto it.
59' Greenwood plays a good one-two with Fred to get away from Dallas on the left and he tries to drive into the box. He sets himself for a shot, but Llorente is quickly across to poke it away from him.
57' CHANCE! The visitors are keeping the pressure on Leeds here and Wan-Bissaka drags himself away from Alioski to square it into the box. James lets it run for Fernandes and he takes the shot first time but ends up dragging it wide of the far post.
56' Leeds have got everyone back in and around their own box as they continue to frustrate Manchester United and close down the space ahead of them. Fred threads it through for Greenwood, but he can't get a shot away because of Struijk's pressure.
54' Dallas has time to pick out a pass into Costa, who wasn't spotted running in behind Manchester United's defence. He fizzes a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box, but it's ahead of Bamford and there's no one following it in at the far post.
52' Manchester United have failed to score in the first half of five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since February 2017.
50' Fernandes is asking for a penalty after going to ground in the box as Shaw swings in a corner. There wasn't much in it at all from Alioski though and the referee tells him to get back to his feet. 
48' Leeds are still catching the visitors out with their high press and Phillips plays a great throughball forward for Alioski when he wins it back. The left-back holds it up while he waits for support, but ends up being dispossessed by McTominay.
46' Leeds get us back underway for the second half! 
Despite not creating too many chances, Leeds looked dangerous when they broke forward and have caused the visitors problems with their high press, so Bielsa will be pleased so far. As for Manchester United, their final ball has let them down at times and Solskjaer will want to see a much more clinical performance when they come back out.
It's goalless at the break between Leeds and Manchester United. The visitors have created more chances, without testing Meslier too often. Greenwood sent a header straight at him in the opening minutes before Rashford's free-kick was tipped over the bar just before the break. At the other end, Leeds' only shot on target came from Dallas, but his low strike was straight at Henderson.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: LEEDS UNITED 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED.
45' GOOD SAVE! Rashford steps up to take the free-kick that James won and he curls his shot over the goal and towards the far post. Meslier watches it all the way and gets a strong hand to it to tip it over the bar.
44' The visitors are trying to make something happen down their right again with Lindelof's long pass being cut out by Struijk, but he gives his clearance straight to Wan-Bissaka. He touches it into James and he's caught by the defender when he tries to shield the ball.
42' Manchester United are pushing forward still, but their passing in the final third is letting them down. Rashford knocks it on for Shaw down the left but he can't keep it in play, while Greenwood's throughball is straight to Meslier when they go down the other side.
40' Fernandes steps up to take the free-kick Greenwood won on the right and he floats a good cross into the middle. McTominay rises highest to flick it on, but he can't get it on target and it bounces wide of the far post.
T. Roberts
Yellow Card
Leeds United
39' Roberts' pass is intercepted and he tries to make up for it by getting back, but he's late on Greenwood which earns him a yellow card.
L. Ayling
Yellow Card
Leeds United
37' It was a late challenge from Ayling on Rashford as he took out the forward and it earns him the first booking of the game.
36' Leeds are still pressing Manchester United high up the pitch, so Maguire decides to go long to get his team out of trouble. It's a great ball over the top for Rashford on the left which he brings down before Ayling slides in.
34' SAVE! Fernandes doesn't realise Phillips is behind him when he tries to clear his lines and gifts the ball back to Leeds. Phillips squares it to Dallas, who takes a touch before drilling an effort down the middle, but it's straight at Henderson.
33' Ayling opens up some space for himself on the right by playing a one-two with Dallas to catch out Shaw. The right-back drills a dangerous cross back towards the penalty spot for Bamford, but Fred gets there just ahead of him to put it out for a corner.
31' Fernandes wins a free-kick for Manchester United just outside the box and he's standing over it himself. He goes for goal, curling his shot over the wall, but there isn't enough dip on it to bring it back down under the crossbar.
30' Greenwood breaks quickly down the right for the visitors and squares it to Fernandes before continuing his run. Fernandes tries to chip it over Struijk for the return pass, but the defender is able to intercept it.
28' Harrison has three Manchester United defenders around him and he does brilliantly to weave through them before playing a throughball down the left for Alioski. Bamford is up with him in support, but the flag goes up as soon as the left-back touches the ball.
26' Leeds are making it difficult for the visitors to get out of their own half with their high press at the moment so Lindelof chooses to go long for Rashford down the left. It's just behind the forward though and Llorente is there to hook it clear.
24' Manchester United have another free-kick on the left and it's Shaw that steps up to take it this time from near the byline. He whips a cross into the box, but can't pick out a team-mate in the six-yard box and Llorente clears his lines.
22' Leeds are pushing forward with more intent now and Harrison is starting to find more space down the left. Struijk knocks it on to him, but he set off too early and the offside flag goes up as he hits his cross.
20' Harrison curled a cross into the box for Bamford, but it was just behind the forward and Shaw cleared his lines. VAR is having a look as it struck his arm when he brought it down, but it was by his side and would've been harsh on the left-back.
18' Leeds try to go for a more direct route to goal now as Struijk drills a low throughball forward for Bamford and he holds off Lindelof to flick it on, with Dallas making a run behind him, but he plays it straight to Fred.
16' Ayling wins it back off Fred before playing a sloppy pass which is intercepted by Fernandes on the stretch. He manages to poke it through to James on the left of the box, but he can't get the contact on it that he needs to trouble Meslier.
14' Maguire drives through the middle and gets to the edge of the box without being challenged before laying it off to Rashford. He tries to dribble his way through the three Leeds defenders closing him down, but he can't find any space for a shot.
12' Fernandes is standing over another free-kick on the left and he curls a good cross into the middle of the box. Maguire gets ahead of Roberts to get on the end of it, but it ends up bouncing off his knee and looping high over the bar.
11' Shaw picks up the ball in his own half and he drifts away from two challenges as he drives forward down the left. He gets his head up, ready to put an early cross into the box, which gives Ayling chance to get back and poke it away from him.
9' In all competitions, Leeds have won just one of their last eight home games against Manchester United (D2 L5), losing each of the last three in a row.
7' Maguire plays a brilliant long ball over the top to pick out Rashford through the middle. The Leeds defenders are asking for a flag that doesn't come as he brings it down in the box, but he ends up dragging his shot well wide of the far post.
6' Rashford drops deep to try and get on the ball but is being kept under pressure from Dallas. He ends up playing a loose back pass to Fred and the midfielder has to quickly track back before Bamford can intercept it.
4' Leeds are keeping the ball well at the moment and forcing the visitors to sit deep in their own half. Dallas skips past Fred down the left before the Brazilian brings him down, but Phillips can't pick anyone out from the free-kick.
2' SAVE! Manchester United make a bright start, with Shaw, Fred and Greenwood linking up well down the left and Ayling gets across to intercept, fouling Fred in the process. Fernandes curls a cross into the box which Greenwood meets, but his header is straight at Meslier.
1' Fernandes gets the game underway for Manchester United! 
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
After the win for Manchester United in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, they're looking to do the double over Leeds for only the third time in the Premier League (1996-97 and 1999-00).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes just one change to the team that beat Burnley last time out, with James coming in for Pogba, who drops to the bench. Rashford is passed fit enough to start after a foot injury.
Marcelo Bielsa was clearly pleased with what he saw when his side earned a late draw with Liverpool on Monday as he named an unchanged line-up today. 
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Paul Pogba, David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic.
MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James; Marcus Rashford.
LEEDS UNITED SUBS: Ian Poveda-Ocampo, Pablo Hernandez, Robin Koch, Mateusz Klich, Gaetano Berardi, Kiko Casilla, Sam Greenwood, Crysencio Summerville, Jamie Shackleton.
LEEDS UNITED STARTING XI (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Helder Costa, Stuart Dallas, Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison; Patrick Bamford.
It was a high-scoring game the last time these two met, with Manchester United coming out on top in a 6-2 win. The visitors are looking to close the gap to Manchester City at the top to eight points with a win and are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League outings, winning the last five on the bounce. Leeds are also in good form though and are unbeaten in their last five (W3 D2), taking points off Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool in that run.
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