Man United dominate Leeds
Manchester United’s 2021/22 Premier League campaign got off to a superb start on Saturday.
The Red Devils hosted Leeds United, who they beat 6-2 in this fixture in the 2020/21 campaign.
And on Saturday, we were once again treated to a goal-fest, with Man United this time coming out 5-1 winners.
Bruno Fernandes fired the hosts into the Leeds after 30 minutes, a scoreline they were able to carry into the break.
A Luke Ayling thunderbolt then pulled Leeds back on level terms just four minutes into the second 45.
But from here, it was Man United’s game, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side going on to net another four goals – two more from Fernandes, one from Mason Greenwood and one from Fred.
10 – Bruno Fernandes’ hat-trick is the 10th scored on the opening weekend in Premier League history, with Leeds the first club to concede two such trebles in the competition (also Mo Salah last season). Magic. #MUNLEE pic.twitter.com/GQRwGCUHWA
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2021
Sancho reacts to Pogba Fernandes link-up
On the day, it was Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes who grabbed the headlines.
The former earned a staggering four assists against Leeds, more than he managed across the 2020/21 campaign overall.
Premier League assists in 2019-20: 3️⃣
Premier League assists in 2020-21: 3️⃣
Premier League assists after one game in 2021-22: 4️⃣
Paul Pogba’s season? 💥 pic.twitter.com/twuF2BnIIO
— Goal (@goal) August 15, 2021
Fernandes, meanwhile, would score his first-ever hat-trick in a United shirt.
Two of the Portuguese’s goals would be set up by Pogba. And now, new Man United signing Jadon Sancho has taken to Instagram to react to the link-up between the pair, posting the caption:
‘First minutes as a Red, what a start to the season! PP x BF link up’, followed by the ice-cold face emoji.
A Turkish flag, Munich chants, Sancho & Rashford targeted and the nasty side of Man United’s meeting with Leeds
Bruno Fernandes’ Premier League dominance highlighted via pair of statistics following midfielder’s opener for Man United vs Leeds