Fred won the ball in midfield and gave it to Pogba, who cantered forwad and then slipped a perfect pass through to Greenwood, who finished with impeccable accuracy, shooting low across the keeper and into the far corner. But wait, there’s a VAR review.
When one of Leipzig’s back three have the ball United let them keep it until they try to enter the home half. That is when the United press is triggered. The hosts are looking well organised and highly driven. As they should be, of course, but it hasn’t always been the case.
Fred pings a low pass to Martial, who takes it near the centre circle and spins away from his man before gaining ground and trying to pick out Pogba. He overhits the pass but Pogba sprints to the corner to retrieve it. The move eventually comes to nothing but that was an encouraging bit of play.
So far United have pretty much matched Leipzig’s intensity and have pressed well, if not particularly high. Can’t accuse anyone of laziness at this stage.
This is a gripping enough contest so far, with both sides hinting at real menace. Wan-Bissaka has just had to clear the ball from inside his own six-yard box after a nice move by Leipzig that culminated in a shot by Forsberg.
21′ GOOOAALLLL!!! pic.twitter.com/MLWoAJQmNj
— lavvds2 (@lavvds2) October 28, 2020