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12th Feb 2023

Man United and Leeds release joint statement after chants at Elland Road

Callum Boyle

A number of offensive chants were heard.

Manchester United and Leeds United have released a joint statement to condemn the chants heard at Elland Road on Sunday.

Man United were 2-0 winners on the afternoon after two goals in the space of four minutes from Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho saw Erik ten Hag’s side take the bragging rights on the day.

However, the game was marred by a number of insensitive chants from both sets of supporters, relating to historical disasters at each club, causing both teams to address the issue.

They said: “Both clubs strongly condemn chanting from both sets of fans regarding historic tragedies at today’s game.

“Such behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will continue to work together with our respective fan groups and the Premier League, and other authorities on eradicating it from football.”

Sunday’s win for United saw the Red Devils move to within five points of league leaders Arsenal, however with Manchester City in action against Aston Villa, they could return back to third place.

For manager less Leeds, they remain without a win since sacking Jesse Marsch and are 17th in the table, ahead of Everton by just one point.

Former Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder was spotted in the stands amid links to the vacant job, but it is unclear if he is the favourite to replace the American.

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