Manchester United managed to score two late goals at Elland Road to secure a much-deserved win against Leeds in the transfer window. The hero of the "Red Devils" was again Marcus Rashford, who in the 80th minute of the challenge correctly hit the ball with his head, sending it into the net after Luke Shaw's cross. This was goal number 21 for the striker, who is having a fantastic season.
Then, just 5 minutes later, substitute Alejandro Garnacho managed to speed past the opposing defense before sending the ball into the net, sealing the challenge. Leeds had their chances to score, but could not beat goalkeeper De Gea, and the victory can be considered fully deserved for Manchester United.
The result is very important for the Ten Hag faithful, who are in third place in the overall Premier League standings. Newcastle United is in fourth place, 5 points behind Manchester, but with one more game to play. Leeds meanwhile are 17th in the table, very close to the relegation zone.
This challenge was also important for Harry Maguire, who returned as part of the starting line-up at United. In the interview after the victory, Maguire was modest about his role in the team's triumph, but was happy about the 3 points. The Englishman said:
"Winning is the most important thing, it's not me. I am the captain of the team, I put that before myself and whether I play or not, I want the team to be successful. It's been a good season so far, there's room for improvement and big games are coming, but it's good to come here, keep a clean sheet and get an important win for the fans."