Manchester United had to do it the hard way against Leeds United on Wednesday as they made a comeback and earnt a 2-2 draw.
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag made three changes to the 11 that started in the win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
With Casemiro being sent off, new loan signing Marcel Sabizter took his place, Aaron Wan Bissaka made way for the returning Diogo Dalot and Antony who was absent was replaced by Alejandro Garnacho.
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This was the first time this season that these two rivals had met and it certainly took a shocking start to the game as Wilfried Gnonto opened the scoring inside the first minute, with the travelling away support going into pandemonium as they took an early lead at Old Trafford.
Garnacho had a perfect chance to put the game level from a well-executed pass from Bruno Fernandes, which put the Argentinan through one on one with Illan Meslier, however, the Manchester United number 49’s shot was headed away.
Sabizter struck an effort from outside the box, forcing Meslier into action as he touched the ball over the net to keep Leeds’s one-goal difference intact.
Three minutes into the second half Crysencio Summerville put a cross into the six-yard box which deflected off Raphael Varane as the Yorkshire side were up by two.
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Wout Weghorst was substituted for Jadon Sancho halfway through the second half. Marcus Rashford headed the Red Devils’ first goal of the game from a Dalot cross.
The away side nearly made it 3-1 when Brenden Aaronson stepped up for a free kick hitting the outside left post of David De Gea’s goal.
With 20 minutes to go, Sancho levelled the game at 2-2 from some excellent linkup play from him and Luke Shaw down the left flank, as Erik Ten Hag’s side searched for a winner.
The last real chance in the game went towards Manchester United’s way as Varane towered over Luke Ayling, but his header was denied by Meslier.
Manchester United’s next game is against Leeds United again but this time away at Elland Road on Sunday with kick-off at 2 pm.