Inform forward Marcus Rashford and returning winger Jadon Sancho combined to deny managerless Leeds a rare Old Trafford victory as Manchester United came back from two goals down to snatch a point from a thrilling Roses clash.
Man United looked finished when Raphael Varane turned Crysencio Summerville’s cutback into his own net to put Leeds two goals ahead after Wilfried Gnonto had given them a first-minute lead.
But Rashford halved the deficit when he headed home Diogo Dalot’s inviting cross before Sancho, who only just returned to first-team duties after recovering from physical and mental issues, scored his first Premier League goal since September when he drove home from 10 yards after Luke Shaw’s initial shot had been blocked.
Illan Meslier saved Varane’s header as Manchester United hunted a goal to extend their 13-match winning streak on home soil.
Anything less than a point would have been extremely harsh on Leeds, who sacked manager Jesse Marsch on Monday, as they also hit the post through Brenden Aaronson in between the home side’s two goals.
The result moves Leeds a point clear of the relegation zone and above West Ham into 16th, although after that superb contest, the Elland Road rematch which will come up in four days’ time will be an occasion to truly relish.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas