Paul Pogba was surprised at the atmosphere at Elland Road when Manchester United played Leeds this season.
Pogba started as United beat Leeds 4-2 in February. United were two goals clear in the game thanks to strikes from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, but the hosts fought back in the second half to equalize soon after the break.
United quickly displayed an unusual struggle – resilience has been mostly absent this season – after that setback to score two more goals to secure the three points. United’s hopes of getting Champions League football were alive at the time.
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Jack Harrison came through United’s academy with Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford and he played in this game. Harrison left United’s academy aged 14 and he has now revealed a private conversation that took place during the clash with his former club two months ago.
The Leeds striker, speaking ahead of this weekend, revealed he had spoken to Pogba, who was taken aback by the atmosphere.
“Against Man United at home this year, Paul Pogba looked at me,” Harrison told The Times. “He was looking around and saying, ‘wow, that’s amazing! Is that for every game?!’ I said, ‘No, it’s a special occasion, just for you!’
“Every week they’re amazing. They’re super loud at home and traveling too, we always have so many fans traveling, it’s amazing to have that fan base.”
United are Leeds’ historic rivals and that could complicate any potential deal for Kalvin Phillips this summer.
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