“Liverpool are still the strongest in the Premier League, but Man Utd is the best team in the rest of the group,” Keane commented on Sky Sports after the match. “They can completely challenge Liverpool in the championship race. Man Utd played great against Leeds, taking advantage of the enemy’s gaps. I thought it was Leeds the team that did it.“
Man Utd is expected to have many difficulties when receiving Leeds, but the reality is the opposite. The “Reds” played overwhelmingly, creating a series of chances and scoring six goals. The score could be stronger, as coach Solskjaer said “Man Utd can win 12-4”, if Anthony Martial or Edinson Cavani ends better.
Thanks to this bold victory, Man Utd rose to third, only four points behind Liverpool’s top, but he was kicking one game less than the champions. According to Keane, his old team has improved a lot over the years.
“In the past few months, Man Utd has been strongly criticized for playing badly at home,” Keane said. “I also criticize the goalkeepers and their defenders, doubting the ability of this team to go far, but maybe Man Utd’s Leeds victory proved us wrong. Maybe, just maybe it is possible. This team of players will achieve something this season “.
“They have won continuously over time and are in a good position on the scoreboard despite a slow start. If Man Utd does well at home matches, there is no reason they will not stand high on the scoreboard”, former Man Utd captain is optimistic.
Before Leeds, the best Man Utd player was Scott McTominay. He set the record to record the earliest double cup in the history of the Premier League. In addition to these two goals, the Scottish player also helped Man Utd overwhelm the Leeds midfield with a fierce play and good dispute in the middle of the field. After the game, another former Man Utd captain Gary Neville said that McTominay had recreated the image of both Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. This is the famous midfielder duo of Man Utd in the Alex Ferguson era. But Keane, after hearing Neville’s comment, believes McTominay played more like Scholes in the 90 minutes played against Leeds.
In addition to McTominay’s two goals, Man Utd’s remaining goals were scored thanks to Bruno Fernandes with a brace, Victor Lindelof and Daniel James. Leeds has two goals split evenly in each half.