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In form Rashford keeps Manchester United’s title hopes alive

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Manchester United secured a 2-0 victory over Leeds United on Sunday at Elland Road, with goals from Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho in the final 10 minutes of the match.

The win keeps their Premier League title aspirations alive and prevents a further dip in form, as they had only won one of their past five games. Leeds had put up a strong fight, but Rashford’s powerful header and Garnacho’s solo effort secured a late win for the team led by Erik ten Hag. The defeat leaves Leeds in trouble near the bottom of the table, facing the threat of relegation.

Whether Manchester United still has a chance to win the Premier League title is a matter of debate, but Rashford’s decisive goal against Leeds has certainly kept their chances alive. The game was highly competitive, with both teams putting up a strong fight. Rashford’s header in the 80th minute, set up by a cross from Luke Shaw, broke the deadlock and gave United the lead.

Garnacho’s solo strike five minutes later secured the win for the team, but it was Rashford’s goal that was the real game-changer. With 13 goals in 15 games since the post-World Cup restart, Rashford has been a key player for United.

The win puts them five points behind leaders Arsenal, although they have played two more games. With Arsenal set to play Manchester City, the reigning champions, in the league on Wednesday, United’s chances of winning the title may be slim, but Rashford’s goal has kept their hopes alive.

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United team had experienced a rough patch before their victory against Leeds, with only one win in their previous four Premier League games. The team had struggled to maintain momentum, conceding a late equalizer at Crystal Palace and losing 3-2 to Arsenal after conceding a last-minute winner. Their recent game against Leeds at home also proved challenging, as they had to come back from a 2-0 deficit to secure a draw.

If it weren’t for these setbacks, Manchester United would be at the forefront of the title race instead of being in third place, hoping for missteps from Arsenal and Manchester City.

Both Arsenal and City still have two games against each other, so United still has a chance as the two teams will take points off of each other. The late win against Leeds has kept United’s title dreams alive, even though they are not at the top of the race.

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