Two games, two wins. Manchester United’s tour is off to a good start.
The scoreline was better than our win over Perth, but Leeds gave us a slightly trickier test.
Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, and Anthony Martial scored in a 4-0 win.
Here is a look at our five point breakdown of the win…
Mason Greenwood is just getting started
It was great to see Mason Greenwood get off the mark. We know he’s capable, but the longer he had gone without a goal, an element of self-doubt could have crept in.
It took him only six minutes to find the net and he could have had another.
Romelu Lukaku is quickly becoming a forgotten man. Mason is seizing his chance.
Let’s see what Greenwood can do now against Inter Milan and Tottenham before we get too carried away, but the signs are very, very good.
Scott McTominay showing bright signs
Is it us, or is Scott McTominay getting better and better? The young Scot looks confident, and is becoming a complete midfielder.
He was crucial in the second ball, winning the ball in the air, carrying it to set off a counter attack and playing in Marcus Rashford to score.
It was the sort of run normally associated with Paul Pogba.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the complete right-back
Who said Aaron Wan-Bissaka can’t attack? His cross for Mason Greenwood’s goal was perfect, putting the ball on a plate.
Wan-Bissaka put in a superb defensive performance too, not giving Leeds a look in down his side.
He blocked shots, won tackles; did the lot. Already the money looks to be well spent.
Counter attacking will be a big feature
Scoring goals on the counter was a big feature of United’s early success under Solskjaer.
It looks clear he wants this to continue and Dan James will be a key part of this.
Rashford’s goal came on the counter, while James nearly had one himself.
His pace is scary and he was unlucky to see his shot hit the post when he was put through on goal.
Youth is key to rebuild
The transfer market has not been as lively as we expected, but this disappointment is offset by our promising youngsters.
United played nine academy graduates in the win, with two of them scoring goals.
Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong were impressive in the second half, with the latter winning a penalty.
There is no need for them to head out on loan. They are all ready to contribute this season.
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