On Sunday evening, Scott McTominay’s early brace set Manchester United on its way to a 6-2 victory over Leeds United.
Leeds’ victory may have taken them to the top half, although Manchester United’s major win would have taken them to third place.
United gave themselves a brilliant start as in the first three minutes Leeds’ defense – far worse than United’s – shipped two McTominay goals.
Via Bruno Fernandes and then Victor Lindelof, the home side added two more before Liam Cooper gave a faint glimmer of hope to Marcelo Bielsa’s side before the end of the first half.
Leeds put United under pressure in the second half, but it was Dan James – rumored to be a January target for his opponents – who broke the deadlock in the second half to make it five. Minutes later, Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty, and with a fine shot curved in from a distance, Stuart Dallas pulled one back.
In the dying minutes of the game, United managed to pepper the goal, but could not add another, and ended the day in third place in the league. Leeds remain in 14th position.