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United up to third spot after thrashing Leeds


Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes each scored twice as Manchester United hammered Leeds United in a Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay celebrates after scoring his second goal during their Premier League game against Leeds United at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Picture: Michael Regan, Reuters

MANCHESTER – Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes scored two each as Manchester United thumped Leeds United 6-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday to move up to third in the Premier League.

McTominay scored twice in the opening three minutes, the first a stunning strike from distance, before Fernandes made it 3-0 in the 20th minute.

Victor Lindelof added a fourth before a Liam Cooper header, four minutes before the interval, gave Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds a glimmer of hope for the second half.

But McTominay set up Dan James for United’s fifth before a Fernandes penalty made it 6-1.

Stuart Dallas gave Leeds some reward for their efforts with a beautiful curling shot from distance.

United are on 26 points, five behind leaders Liverpool and just a point behind second-placed Leicester.