Late goals from substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga helped Manchester United avoid a stunning second-half collapse in a 4-2 victory over Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday.

United captain Harry Maguire headed home from a corner on 33 minutes to open the scoring at a rain-sodden Elland Road before Bruno Fernandes doubled his side’s lead with a header of his own on the stroke of half-time.

But Leeds hit back minutes into the second half when Rodrigo mishit a deep cross to the back post that looped over goalkeeper David De Gea into the far corner.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side struck again just 58 seconds later as Daniel James rolled a cross to the back post where Raphinha slid in to bundle the ball home.

Fred replaced Paul Pogba shortly after and proved to be the difference, linking up with Jadon Sancho before lashing the ball past Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Teenage striker Elanga sealed United’s victory when he Fernandes set him up for a calm, slotted finish on 88 minutes.

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Courtesy: ESPN FC

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