Shaka Hislop says Manchester United were “just outstanding” in their 6-2 win over Leeds United (0:46)

Manchester United beat Leeds United 6-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday in the first Premier League since 2004, thanks to an impressive first-half performance in which they scored four goals

Scott McTominay scored twice within the first three minutes, Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof added third and fourth places Daniel James scored the fifth goal before Fernandes converted his second of the evening after Anthony Martial won a penalty

Liam Cooper managed to retract one for Leeds at the end of the first half and a moment of individual brilliance from Stuart Dallas secured them a second

The two teams have a historic rivalry but haven’t met since Leeds were relegated from the top division

The game marked the first time United scored six goals since beating Arsenal 8-2 in 2011 during Alex Ferguson’s tenure

“Imagine if 75000 people were there, it would have gone down in history as one of the great performances against Leeds, “said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the game

“We had to earn the right by running as much as they did, that’s a challenge. It could have been 12-4! It was such a game”

United’s dream start came in two minutes when Fernandes crossed the ball into the penalty area for McTominay, whose shot went straight into the lower right corner

He added less than a minute later, and Martial took his run into the pits perfectly

Patrick Bamford brought the ball in the 19th Minute for Leeds, but replays showed that he was offside and the goal was not allowed

Fernandes contributed to Leeds’ ailment a minute later when United caught them at break, the ball was delivered to Martial in the area Leeds cleared but only as far as Fernandes, who hit him into the net from 10 meters away

Lindelof added United’s fourth goal with a close-range shot in the 37th Minute before Liam Cooper walked home from a corner five minutes later to pull one back for Leeds

Leeds was caught by the counterattack again after 66 minutes when McTominay scored a long pass to James who hit the ball through Meslier’s legs

Pascal Struijk conceded a penalty four minutes later, which Fernandes hit to Meslier’s left

Dallas scored in the 73rd Minute the second goal from Leeds with a curling shot from the edge of the box

“I’m almost glad the fans weren’t allowed to watch because it would have felt worse to send them home after watching,” said Bamford after the game

“It’s difficult because 6-2 – it could be 6-6 if you’re an upbeat Leeds fan, or it could have been 10-2 We couldn’t do it justice”

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