Manchester United beat Leeds United 4-2 on Sunday after goals from Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Anthony Elanga. According to manager Ralf Rangnick, victories are the best medicine against the negative stories that have abounded in the press.
- It was the best answer the team could give. It was perfect in terms of showing maturity and togetherness, and it was the best answer they could give to some of the articles from last week that there are some disturbances in the locker room.
This is what Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick told SkySport after the Red Devils defeated their rivals Leeds United 4-2 on Elland Road.
Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes started Manchester United in the first half with one goal each, before Leeds at the beginning of the second half equalized the lead with two goals within a few minutes. Several times this season, Manchester United have cracked together in the second half, but on Sunday, substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga could instead secure three points in the hunt for the top-four in the Premier League, as they with two goals decisively the showdown.
- We knew it was an important victory today. The memory of the one we got against West Ham. It was also emotional in the end with a goal at the last second. But today it was more important, not only that we won the match, but also the way we reacted after cashing in the equalizer. I think a match like this today can only win as a team and with a team mentality, and this was, apart from the three points, the most important thing.
With the win, Manchester United are further away from West Ham, who are currently the first challenger for fourth place, while Arsenal are in sixth place - four points behind Manchester United, but with three games less played. The Red Devils take on Watford at Old Traford next weekend.